Newsletter



June 2016 NewsFlash

$1 Million Grant for Behavioral Health Expansion for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers



Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) has been awarded a $1,000,000 Health Infrastructure Investment Grant from The Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Through this funding, WMCHC will expand the physical capacity of its Honesdale Behavioral Health Center, an outpatient treatment facility offering behavioral and mental health services to adults, adolescents and children, by nearly 4,500 square feet.
“We’re really pleased to have been selected for this award. There are 49 Federally Qualified Health centers in Pennsylvania and we were one of only four selected,” stated Jack Dennis, manager of grants and development for WMCHC and WMH. Dennis indicated that HRSA awarded these specific grants to health centers in 45 states through a competitive process. WMCHC’S award of $1,000,000 was for the maximum amount allowed per center.
The Honesdale Behavioral Health Center will remain at the Stourbridge Mall located at 600 Maple Avenue. However, by relocating from its current first floor office space occupying 3,000 square feet to a second floor space, totaling 7,486 square feet, the expansion will allow for the addition of two more behavioral health providers and eight more therapists. Additionally, the relocation will also make space for group meeting rooms, a pediatric treatment area and an administrative conference room.
The dire need for expanded behavioral health services in the region became apparent following the completion of a 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment for Wayne and Pike Counties and the Carbondale Area. The study, conducted by WMCHC and Wayne Memorial Hospital, along with 14 community partner organizations, identified mental/behavioral health and substance abuse as the highest unmet community health need of the top ten needs identified.
“Patients can wait six to12 months to see a mental health provider. Physical space is an obstacle in trying to ease this backlog in our center,” expressed Michael Campbell, MD, FAPA, FAAFP, DABAM, board certified psychiatrist and medical director of Behavioral Health, WMCHC. “The grant represents the first step in addressing that need.”
In 2015, WMCHC applied for funding from HRSA to help the health centers’ capacity to address the community need.
“It is hoped that the expansion of our Honesdale center will not only relieve the long wait times at that site, but also provide an option for patients from the Pike Behavioral Health location until another expansion at that site is economically feasible,” stated Frederick Jackson, executive director, WMCHC.
In addition to behavioral health, WMCHC offers primary care, women’s health and dental services as well as specialties including surgery, pulmonary, cardiology and neurology. WMCHC is a clinical affiliate of Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc. For more information on all services, visit www.wmh.org/WMCHC or call 570-253-8390.


Maria Diehl Wayne Memorial Hospital Public Relations Specialist 601 Park Street Honesdale, PA 18431 Phone (570) 253-8390 Fax (570) 253-8993 diehlma@wmh.org www.wmh.org Like us on Facebook

In This Newsletter


UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

Hollywood on the Delaware Sponsorship Opportunities

Grey Towers’ Historic Garden Tour Planned

Grey Towers Heritage Announces Summer Lecture Series

Annual Banquet in Honor of President Emeritus Barbara J. Buchanan

4-H Summer Fun Open to all Children

Join Us for our 5th Annual Golf Outing

Fall Internships Available at Grey Towers

Join us for a #CoolEvent this Summer to learn about CoolSculpting - the world's #1 non-invasive fat removal treatment.

Kindred Spirits Arts Programs

KITTATINNY CANOES ANNOUNCES FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces Native Plants Walk, Saturday June 25

Penn State Extension

Safe Haven's 13th Annual Golf Tour & Inaugural Tennis Round Robin

June Events – 2016 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Frisky Goat Coffeehouse Donates Proceeds from 5K Run to Pike County Public Library

MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center Adds HydraFacial MD to Its Armamentarium of Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenating Options

$1 Million Grant for Behavioral Health Expansion for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers

Lackawanna College-Lake Region Now Accepting Applications for Massage Therapy

The Dime Bank Recently Honored by the United Way

Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Community Grants Available

Pocono Medical Care’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center Earns Three-Year Quality of Care Accreditation from AAAHC


Connect With Us
FACEBOOK TWITTER

JOIN PIKE CHAMBER
SIGNUP FOR ENEWS
 
CHAMBER CHOICE
Find Out What Chamber Choice Can Do For You!





Pike County Chamber of Commerce
209 East Harford Street - Milford, PA 18337


 Office Hours
Mon-Fri - 8:00am to 4:30pm
 Phone
(570)296-8700
 Fax
(570)296-3921



© Copyright 2017 Pike County Chamber of Commerce