Grand View Hospital Receives Donation of Newborn Hats from Retired Nurse
||SELLERSVILLE, Pa - Grand View Hospital received a donation of 50 knitted hats for newborns from Ruth Titus, a retired nurse of North Wales who worked many years in the nursery and maternity departments of area hospitals. Titus, a 1941 graduate of Hahnemann University School of Nursing, also worked in geriatrics before retiring in 1979.
Titus says it takes about one day to make each hat and estimates she has knitted more than 250 in recent years. The hats donated to Grand View are made of soft yarn in pastel colors with pairs made especially for twins. However she is quick to point out, "Just like babies, no two are exactly the same."
When she counted the hats before coming to Grand View she discovered there were 49. "So I had to make one more. This colorful one is made from the last of the yarn," she said.
Asked why she knits the hats Titus replies, "Why I love babies!" She also makes infant blankets and lap covers delivered to hospitals and her church with the help of neighbor Grace Farrell.
About the Birth and Family Center at Grand View Hospital
Beginning in the new year, Grand View will offer a Level II NICU in an expanded partnership with CHOP where advanced neonatal care for premature and ill infants who need more help or closer watching than those in a regular newborn nursery.