Wayne Memorial Expands Services in Pike & Wayne
Bone density testing is now available at the Pike County Medical Center in Lords Valley and electrocardiograms (EKG) are now being done at the Wayne Memorial Outpatient Center in Waymart on Route 6. Both services are enhancements to the current facilities. Wayne Memorial Hospital also offers digital mammography, x-rays and laboratory services (blood draws) at its Pike site and, at the Waymart location, x-rays and laboratory services.
“The addition of Dexa-scans or bone density studies at our Pike location brings our services for women to a new level,” said Mammography Technologist Ellen Scarisbrick, “I am really pleased that we can offer both mammograms and bone density scans at one place and close to home for so many of our patients.”
In the last year, Wayne Memorial has been expanding its outpatient services to include new facilities in Waymart and Forest City and adding procedures and equipment to those locations and to its Pike office in Lords Valley. X-rays, blood draws and EKG screenings are all available at the Forest City site.
The Pike County Medical Center on Route 739 is open daily. Radiology services (x-rays, mammograms, bone density scans) are available Monday – Friday, while laboratory services (blood draws) are available Monday – Saturday. For more information, call 570-775-4278. No appointments are necessary for blood work, x-rays or EKG screenings. Mammogram appointments can be made through Central Scheduling at 570-251-6695.
The Waymart Outpatient Center on Route 6 is open daily for blood draws 6am – 2:30. EKGs are available Thursdays and Fridays and x-rays are available Monday, Thursday and Friday (on alternate days, Tuesday and Wednesday, x-ray service is available at the Waymart Medical Center on Woodlands Drive off South Street). For details on each service, call 570-488-9500.
PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER JOINS OUTPATIENT CENTER
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Linda Lane, MSN-CRNP, recently began seeing adult patients at the Behavioral Health Center, an outpatient treatment facility offering behavioral and mental health services for adults, adolescents and children. The Behavioral Health Center is part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), a clinical affiliate of Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc.
Having experienced various nursing roles, Lane feels she makes the most impact working within the behavioral health field. “I find psychiatric nursing to be more rewarding than any other area of nursing,” reflected Lane. “The people I treat just seem to be in such need of my help.”
Lane holds a Master of Science Degree from Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, in both Family Health and Psychiatric Mental Health. Lane explained the benefits of having been educated in both disciplines.
“During my psychiatric rotation I saw patients who were experiencing physical problems which they assumed were mental health issues and vice-versa,” explained Lane. “For me this solidified the decisions to pursue specialties in both fields.”
Lane is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from New York University College of Nursing, New York, NY. She is board-certified as an adult psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Columbia University School of Nursing. Her professional experience includes Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner positions in Huntingdon, PA, Washington, NJ and New York, NY.
“As the need for behavioral health services grows in our region, we are very pleased that Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers has been able to recruit qualified and compassionate practitioners such as Linda to complement our staff at the Behavioral Health Center,” stated Frederick Jackson, executive director, WMCHC.
Lane is currently accepting new patients at the Behavioral Health Center.
Appointments may be made by calling 570-253-8219. Patients may either be referred by their primary care physician or self-refer. Most private insurances are accepted as well as medical assistance and Medicare. A sliding fee scale is also available for those who qualify.
The Behavioral Health Center has plans to offer services in Pike County in 2014. WMCHC will be constructing new offices at the Pike County Medical Center in Lords Valley. The project is funded by a Building Capacity grant awarded to WMCHC through the Affordable Care Act.
For more information on services, please call the office at 570-253-8219 or visit us at www.wmh.org/WMCHC.
DR. HOON YOO RECEIVES AWARD FOR COMMITMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Hoon Yoo, MD, (center) board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist at Women’s Health Center, is shown receiving the 1st Annual Golden Stethoscope Award for 2013. The award, presented by Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), recognizes outstanding healthcare providers for commitment and leadership in the areas of clinical development, patient satisfaction and loyalty to the community, Wayne Memorial Health System and WMCHC.
GREIF WORKSHOP AT WAYNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Wayne Memorial Hospital is offering a six-week workshop designed to provide education and support in coping with the grieving process. The workshop will focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life.
As a normal life cycle experience, grief can best be described as a distinctive cluster of common emotional, physical and spiritual reactions to loss. This description of grief in no way diminishes how traumatic a loss can be for the griever. Rather, “it says we can identify with each other as human beings who all struggle with the death of a loved one,” said Workshop Facilitator and Licensed Social Worker Neil Petrosky. “We have the ability to join together and help one another through this struggle.”
Noting that grief is a very individual process, Petrosky said the workshop will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss. The workshop will provide a safe place in which individuals can sort out which activities and time tables are right for them.
Your experience will be enhanced by attending all six sessions; however, it is understandable if you cannot attend each session. The sessions will be held at Wayne Memorial Hospital from 1:30 to 3 PM on consecutive Tuesdays starting May 21st through June 25. The workshop will be offered free of charge. Workshop Co-facilitator will be Reverend William Rushik, a hospice chaplain and the pastor of South Canaan Free Methodist Church.
Participants are asked to complete a registration form, which can be found at www.wmh.org or by contacting Petrosky at (570) 253-8608. He is also available for questions.
THE WAYNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY'S (WMHA) ANNUAL DONATION TO THE HOSPITAL TOPPED ALL RECORDS WITH A WHOPPING $92,000.
Auxiliary President Sandra Meagher and her officers presented their gift at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 19th at Ehrhardt’s on the Waterfront in Tafton. The proceeds represent the hard work of more than 200 Auxilians, who raise money through The Other Shop, The Other Shop II, the hospital Gift Box store and annual fundraisers such as the Mistletoe Ball and Showtime at the Ritz. Other projects include selling jewelry, books, Christmas cookies and antiques, as well as raffles, bus trips and much, much more. The bulk of the check, $80,000, will benefit the Hospital’s New Beginnings’ Birthing Suites and the remaining $12,000 will be donated to Wayne Woodlands Manor, the hospital’s long-term care facility in Waymart.