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Oldfield joins Crystal Run at Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of Kate Oldfield, certified physician assistant to the practice. She will be seeing patients in Rock Hill.

Oldfield earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse. She is a board certified physician assistant in urgent care.

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Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Logan Joseph Budd was born on September 20, 2015 to Ann Marie Knoll and Daniel Bidd of Lackawaxen, PA. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Paternal grandparents are Adelle and David Budd of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Audrey Summer Landmesser was born on September 25, 2015 to Renae and Timothy Landmesser of Lords Valley, PA. Maternal grandparent is John Reinfurt of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jo-Ann Landmesser of Hallstead, PA.  Read more

Kate Krempasky joins Honesdale Surgical Associates

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale Surgical Associates, a specialty practice of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) offering general and vascular surgery, has welcomed certified physician assistant Kate Krempasky to its staff.  Read more

Health system wants feedback

SULLIVAN and ORANGE COUNTIES, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center want to get feedback from residents about what they think of the health of our community. To collect information, a health assessment survey has been set up online at (Sullivan County) and (Orange County). The questions in the survey are designed to determine the key health issues in the community. Everyone who takes the survey is eligible to win a $50 gift card.  Read more

Preparing for cold weather

Now that October is over and we are moving into the colder time of year, this is a good time to think about how to stay healthy during the winter months. It’s important to know about this year’s flu and pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine recommendations and ways we can prevent the spread of viral infections at home and at work.

What is the benefit of getting a flu shot if you are healthy or perhaps have never had the flu?  Read more

Dr. Helen Chandoha joins Lakeside

HAWLEY, PA — Lakeside Vision, at 72 Welwood Ave., Suite 102, has welcomed Dr. Helen Chandoha to its family-owned eye care practice. Chandoha, a Wilkes University graduate, earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. While there, she earned clinical honors at her external rotations and received the National Optometric Student Association award for providing eye care services in low-income communities. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association and Northeastern Pennsylvania Optometric Society.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial announces the following births:
Christian James Shencavitz was born on September 6, 2015 to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker and Christopher Peters of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa and James Jarski of Kingston, PA and George Shencavitz and Martha Virbitsky of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Rich Wilson & Las Vegas Showgirls perform for Bon Secours

PORT JERVIS, NY — Singer/entertainer Rich Wilson and the Las Vegas Showgirls will perform at The Erie Trackside Manor at 9 Jersey Ave. on Saturday, October 24 from 6 to 11 p.m. The show is a benefit for Bon Secours Community Hospital.

“We started doing this last year,” said event organizer Dick McKeeby, “and I can promise you that it will be a fun evening. It’s also for a good cause. The hospital, which employs over 600 people, is very important to our community.”  Read more

Wayne flu clinics

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Home Health Department and the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will offer flu shots on Friday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hawley Senior Center, 570/226-4209; and at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce in Honesdale on Commercial Street, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Shots will be offered on Wednesday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hamlin Senior Center, 570/689-3766; and on Thursday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 10th St., 570/253-4262.

Walk to benefit Alzheimers Association

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a Sullivan County walk fundraiser to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, October 10, starting at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St. Registration for the 1.5-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. It is being run by volunteers in Sullivan County. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes. Visit or call 845/866-2800.

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