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PPH celebrates resident nurses – Lucille Hite

Posted on: May 04, 2022
Lucille Hite now

Lucille Hite (current photo)

Lucille Hite – nursing graduation photo 1954

PPH resident Lucille Hite is a graduate of The Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1954. She worked pediatrics for one year and then came to Philadelphia to work at the Medical College Hospital of Pennsylvania. After five years she went on to work in the maternity unit and then on to the OBGYN clinic as head nurse.

After 17 years, she then went on to work at various places in the city, including a city clinic in South Philadelphia. Lucille returned to to the Medical College of Pennsylvania and was asked to set up a private OBGYN office for the physicians and stayed there until retirement in 1994, after a 43 year career.

In 2009, Lucille was asked to volunteer to teach classes for the Center in the Park (a senior center) in Germantown. She became a Lay Leader Trainer in a chronic disease self management program and stayed with the program for eight years. Lucille shared, “that was a beautiful ending to my nursing career.”


What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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