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April 23, 2014
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Catskill Regional celebrates opening of primary care group

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) recently opened its primary care practice. At the ribbon cutting, hospital staff and community members were in attendance as CRMC Board of Directors Chair Darrell Supak, CEO Dr. Gerard Galarneau and the CRMC Medical Group Medical Director Dr. Bruce Ellsweig spoke of the crucial need for primary care services in Sullivan County.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
2/28/14 — Katelyn Mae Moyer was born to Amanda and Jason Moyer of Equinunk, PA.
3/2/14 — Charlee Janette ZuHone was born to Ashley Nober and Kevin ZuHone of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparent is Holly Nober of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Kevin D. ZuHone and Ellie Mudge of Binghmaton, NY.
3/21/14 — Mason Anthony Bravo was born to Jeanne Choffo and Chris Bravo of Milford, PA. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Barbara Choffo of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparent is Joan Bravo of Harrison, NJ.  Read more

Healthcare screenings offered

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) will host an outpatient services health fair on Saturday, April 5 at the Galleria at Crystal Run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free blood pressure checks, diabetes and breast cancer risk assessments, cardiac screenings, Reiki therapy sessions and more. Volunteers, staff and medical experts from various departments at ORMC will meet and greet the public, offer educational information and provide resources for various healthcare services.  Read more

Auxiliary ball breaks fundraising record

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 73rd annual Gala Ball on January 18 raised more than $25,000. Co-chairwoman Martha Wilson said the record amount was the result of strong support from the medical and business communities, as well as countless individuals, including the 193 people who attended the dinner-dance at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack.  Read more

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers recognized for vaccination compliance

HONESDALE, PA — When it came to promoting flu prevention, the staff of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) didn’t simply encourage patients to roll up their sleeves. They led by example. Nearly 100% of the organization’s 140 physicians, nurses, medical assistants, front office and administrative staff were vaccinated themselves. Their efforts earned them state recognition from the PA Immunization Education Program, which awarded WMCHC a Certificate of Excellence from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC).  Read more

Myths and facts surrounding vaccines (Part II)

The development of vaccines represents the biggest achievement in the battle against infectious diseases during the last century. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding vaccines that discourage people from getting vaccinated. This is the second of a two-part series that explores common myths and important facts about vaccines.  Read more

What you need to know if you get injured at work

Annually there are about 3 million work-related accidents that occur in private industry. Approximately one-half are severe enough to require ongoing medical treatment, job duty restrictions, or time off from work. The medical approach to the actual care of the physical accident should not vary by location, but the regulations governing the administration of workers’ compensation claims can vary widely from state to state. This article will hopefully provide you with an overview of the workers’ compensation system and your responsibilities.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following birth:

February 14, 2014 — Dean William Lauersen was born to Megan Massa and Korey Lauersen of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Cindy and Randy Kovaleski of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Denise and Steve Deveau of Cochecton, NY.

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:

February 12, 2014 — Zackary Camren McGrath was born to Maureen McGrath of Barryville, NY.

February 21, 2014 — Aubrey Rose Troxel was born to Allison and Jason Troxel of Glen Spey, NY.

Myths and facts surrounding vaccines (Part I)

Thanks to vaccines, many diseases that used to afflict mankind have been eliminated or significantly reduced. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding vaccines that discourage people from getting vaccinated.  Read more

What is naturopathic medicine?

As a naturopathic doctor (ND), I practice as a naturopathic consultant in Northeast Pennsylvania. Naturopathic medicine is mentioned more frequently these days along with other buzzwords, such as holistic, alternative and complementary medicine. But what does this really mean and how can it complement conventional treatment that you receive from your primary care physician?  Read more

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