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   Volume I, Issue 2
May 2005   

Falvey and Nursing aid Ronald McDonald House

The Villanova Quality Improvement (VQI) teams from Falvey Memorial Library and the College of Nursing recently joined forces to collect items for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, the organization responsible for housing the families of sick children who are being treated at any of Philadelphia’s pediatric hospitals for an extended period of time.

Falvey VQI members Lorraine Gallagher-Williams, Diane Brocchi and Laura Hutelmyer

The wish list from the Ronald McDonald House includes a variety of items, from snack crackers to color television sets. Both VQI teams collected much needed items like disposable cameras, batteries, travel size toiletries, postage stamps, photo albums and large aluminum roasting pans.

The donation was presented in person by members from both VQI teams. Those involved included Diane Brocchi, Margaret Duffy, Lorraine Gallagher-Williams, Laura Hutelmyer, Lee Murphy, Taras Ortynsky and Barbara Quintiliano from Falvey Memorial Library, and Rose O'Driscoll, Betty Keech and Mimi Snyder, Nursing.

The Ronald McDonald House, located at 3925 Chestnut Street, was started in 1974 by the former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Fred Hill and his wife who spent long hours nursing their daughter through leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Through the efforts of Hill and Eagles’ general manager Jim Murray, the NFL team offered their support to help establish in Philadelphia what has become an international network of facilities.

If you are interested, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House’s wish list is extensive and can be found on their web site.