Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating from CMS

Pocopson Home residents and staff celebrate the facility’s 5-star rating with five gold star balloons. Front row (l to r): Resident Diane Graham; Alicia Cellucci, Director of Nursing; residents Allan Schwartz and Jack McCullough; Back row (l to r): Resident Richard Dilworth; Sandy Bassick, Director of Social Services; Tony Lobb, Resident Assessment Coordinator; resident Betty Allen; Pocopson...

Pocopson Home boosts short-term rehab services

) Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone tour a renovated room in Pocopson Home’s expanded short term rehabilitation facility. POCOPSON — Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline toured Pocopson Home’s renovated and expanded short term rehabilitation facility this week – an eight-bed unit for patients requiring...

Pocopson Home nurse charged with drug theft

Coatesville resident alleged to have forged paperwork By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Carolyn Howett POCOPSON — A Coatesville woman was charged Tuesday with taking narcotics from the Pocopson Home. Carolyn Howett, 36, who had worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Chester County-owned senior care facility for about 15 years was charged with taking 26 Zolpidem pills and a vial of morphine....

Pocopson says county should pay share of fire protection

Township objects to prison, Pocopson Home residents included in share funding By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON — Township officials say that local residents should not be asked to pay for the fire-protection cost of residents at county-owned facilities, which now threaten to eat up one-third — or more – of the municipal budget, were the township to comply with funding recommendations. At...

Interim director gets permanent county job

Commissioners approve Jacqueline McKenna as Pocopson administrator  Jacqueline McKenna WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Commissioners approved the appointment on Monday, March 24, of a longtime employee as the new administrator of the county-owned Pocopson Home. Jacqueline McKenna, who holds the state-required nursing home administrator license, has been interim director since the...

‘Native Boy’ earns award for Pocopson native

Henry Roosevelt’s short film earns first place at USA Film Festival By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Henry Roosevelt, who remembers experimenting with filmmaking during his freshman year at Unionville High, earned first place at the USA Film Festival this past weekend for his short film, “Native Boy.” A Pocopson Township native’s short film about a boy chasing...

Pocopson roots an anchor for filmmaker’s project

Scenes from narrative short that debuts Saturday shot in area By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Pocopson native Henry Roosevelt marvels at the flames created on the set of “Native Boy.” His producer, Brad Gulick, said,  “As soon as we knew the story involved a firefighter, we knew we had to film firefighting in a way that had never been done before – raw,...

After spinning wheels, roundabout gains traction

PennDOT could begin construction on Pocopson Township project by mid-November By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A roundabout is scheduled for construction at the intersection of Rt. 52, Wawaset Road, and Lenape-Unionville Road. The goal was roundabout, but the action was direct as the Chester County commissioners advanced a road project in Pocopson Township on Wednesday. At their...

County’s emergency radio system closer to overhaul

Commissioners authorized finalizing of contract for $42.1 million By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times County Commissioners Terence Farrell (from left), Ryan Costello, and Kathi Cozzone authorized the completion of a $42.1 million contract to replace the county’s emergency radio system. It is expected to be signed at the commissioners’ Feb. 14 meeting. As expected at Thursday’s...

County reaps financial power of conservation

Energy-savings program generated $38,000 in 2012 By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County received $38,000 in 2012 from an energy-savings program, a number expected to increase to $62,000 in 2013. Imagine turning off your electricity for a few hours, getting paid to use a generator, and getting a stipend on top of that. In essence, Chester County residents experienced just...