September 2014 NewsFlash

Wayne Memorial Awards Nursing Scholarships and launches Mobile Audiology

WMH Auxiliary Awards Nursing Scholarships
Five outstanding local students received scholarships this summer to help defray the cost of their higher education studies in the field of nursing. The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary helped choose the recipients for the Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Scholarship and four Victoria T. Robinson scholarships. Jessica Langone, Honesdale High School (HHS) class of 2014, was awarded $11,672 from the Lemnitzer fund. She will attend Misericordia University this fall. The Robinson recipients each received $1,250: Jamie Bodie and Veronica Warshaw, both HHS graduates, and two Delaware Valley High School graduates, Leah O’Brien and Sarah Adelfio. Leah and Veronica head to Misericordia to complete their studies, while Sarah will be enrolled at Wilkes University and Jamie at Penn State. Photo: WMH Auxiliary Scholarship Committee member Heather Holmes-Komar; Jamie Bodi; Jessica Langone; Committee members Janice Pettinato and Eve Skier.


Wayne Memorial Launches Mobile Audiology
Wayne Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the start of a new service: mobile audiology. Wayne Memorial Hearing Solutions kicked off the new service by offering free hearing screenings at the Wayne County Fair earlier this month. Audiologist Robert Gwyn, AuD, performed more than 200 screenings in the new van, which is equipped with a soundproof audiology booth and other equipment.
“We offer the same services in the van, on the road that we offer in our clinic on Main Street in Honesdale,” said Gwyn, “and we truly believe this will be a valuable service throughout the community, especially to those who may face transportation challenges getting to our clinic.”
The mobile audiology services include:
• Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting
• Hearing aid checks and repairs
• Loaner hearing aids
• Hearing aid reprogramming or modifications
• Hearing assessment
• Recommendation and installation of assistive listening devices
• Hearing protection devices
• Communication training and counseling
“Thanks to a private grant, our audiology services are now mobile,” said James Hockenbury, director Ancillary Services. “Bob Gwyn has been with Wayne Memorial for 25 years and offers superior service. He cares deeply about his patients and is focused on quality and patient satisfaction.”
Gwyn plans to offer the mobile audiology services initially at Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in Carbondale, Hamlin and Lords Valley in September. For more information about the schedule or to make an appointment, please call (570) 470-8857 or phone the clinic at (570) 253-7323.

Photo: Robert Gwyn, AuD, launched Wayne Memorial Hearing Solutions’ new mobile audiology unit at the Wayne County Fair in early August.

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