May 2016 NewsFlash

Wayne Memorial Hospital

A free workshop designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital this spring. The five-week session will provide support and focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. The spring sessions will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:30 until 6:30 from May 17th through June 14th in The Chatlos Room on the second floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Grief can best be described as a distinctive cluster of common emotional, physical and spiritual
reactions to loss, according to Neil Petrosky, LCSW, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. “This description does not diminish how traumatic a loss can be for the griever,” says Petrosky, who helped start the first grief support workshop at the hospital in 2011. “Rather, it says that we can identify with each other as human beings who all struggle with the death of a loved one. We have the ability to join together and help one another through this struggle.”

Acknowledging that grief is a very individual process, 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 be facilitated by Rev. Edward K. Erb, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice chaplain (though the sessions are designed as non-sectarian) and Anna Walsh, a social worker with WMH. The workshop will provide a safe place in which individuals can sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing. No one will be required to share. Your experience will be enhanced by attending all five sessions; however, it is understandable if you cannot attend all of them.

Participants are asked to complete a registration form, which can be found at
More information can be had by e-mailing

Free Hearing Screenings in Vandling on May 17

The Wayne Memorial Hearing Solutions Mobile Audiology Van will be at the McAndrew Family Health Center, 111 Main Street, Vandling on Tuesday, May 17, from 9 am to 11 am. Robert Gwyn, Doctor of Audiology, will perform free screenings in the fully equipped mobile clinic. In addition to providing hearing examinations and audio devices at Wayne Memorial Hearing Solutions, an outpatient facility on Main Street in Honesdale, Dr. Gwyn utilizes the mobile van to offer outreach such as screenings and evaluations throughout Wayne Memorial’s service area. No appointments are necessary for the May 17 screening. Call 570-253-8390 for more information.

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

WMH Auxiliary Kentucky Derby Bash

The Kentucky Derby promises to be extra thrilling this year: the #1 pick, a three year old colt named Nyquist, is unbeaten. Could Nyquist become a Triple Crown winner? The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is inviting you to watch this exciting first race and party hearty at its 2nd annual Kentucky Derby Party. The May 7th, 2016 event will take place at The Mansion at Noble Lane in Bethany from 4pm to 7pm.
“Come watch the horses, pick your favorites, wear a colorful hat or tie and sip Derby drinks, just like you were there,” says Nancy Moro, chair of the Derby Committee. She points out that there will be a prize for the “most creative” hat and encourages attendees to let their imaginations blossom!
The event will also include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction of creations by local artisans.
For $45, guests will also help underwrite the construction of a helipad for Wayne Memorial Hospital. The helipad is a requirement for a Level IV Trauma designation, which the hospital applied for this spring. The designation will allow the hospital to accept and treat more accident and injury victims than it does now.
To make a reservation, email or call Joan at 570-226-9750.

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