November 2015 NewsFlash

Honesdale Native Sibyl Irwin, MD Joins Wayne Memorial

Board certified in Pathology and Dermatopathology, Sibyl Irwin, MD is now officially offering her services at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Dr. Irwin, who was born and raised in Honesdale, will assume the post of Medical Director of Wayne Memorial Laboratory Services as of November 1, 2015. She is taking over the reins from Lillian Longendorfer, DO, who is retiring after 14 years with the hospital.

“I’m very happy to return to my roots and serve my hometown community, and thanks to the professionalism and organization of Dr. Longendorfer, I expect my years at Wayne Memorial to start off very smoothly. I can only hope to be as well-respected and well-received as she is among the lab staff and our patients.”

Dr. Irwin, formerly a Rickard with several siblings still in the area, graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s in Communication and followed up with two years post-baccalaureate work at the Scranton-based college. She attained her medical degree in 2005 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she also completed a residency in pathology and a fellowship in dermatopathology (a subspecialty in dermatology and pathology).

Most recently, Dr. Irwin was employed in private practice with Pathology Associates of NE PA in Throop. She is also an associate professor of Pathology/Dermathopathology at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton.

Dr. Irwin is no stranger to Wayne Memorial! She worked as an Emergency Department Unit Coordinator and nursing assistant between 1997 and 2002.

“Dr. Irwin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our hospital, not to mention the added benefit of being raised in the community we serve,” said David Hoff, chief executive officer of Wayne Memorial. “We are very lucky to have her on board.”

James Hockenbury, director of Ancillary Services echoed Mr. Hoff’s thoughts and added, “We are also lucky to have had Dr. Longendorfer on staff for as long as we did. We thank her for her years of service and wish her the best in retirement.”

Dr. Irwin can be reached Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm at (570) 253-8100. Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory is fully accredited by The College of American Pathologists and The American Association of Blood Banks. The lab performs more than 1,000,000 tests a year and offers phlebotomy services in seven convenient locations. For more information, visit

Photo Captions: Sibyl Irwin, MD, Pathologist and Dermatopathology joins Wayne Memorial Hospital.

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