Published: June 12, 2012
Cora Rushton, left, and her daughter, Cora E. “Betty” Rushton were the centerpieces of a ceremony establishing the Dr. Edmund Massullo Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Family Waiting Room at St. Elizabeth Health Center’s CVIC unit. Monday marked the 50th anniversary of Betty Rushton’s open-heart operation when she was 2, on June 11, 1962. Dr. Massullo participated in the surgical procedure, which was the first of its kind in the Mahoning Valley. Also on hand for the dedication was Jim Schultis, right, president of Humility of Mary Health Partners Development Foundation.