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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.

Atlantic Health System donates to Black Bear

MILFORD, PA — Milford Health and Wellness Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System, donated $2,500 to the Black Bear Film Fest. As a part of its commitment to community health, Milford Health and Wellness has been an ongoing sponsor of the film fest. It is the sponsor of the Glow Bear, an entry in the Artful Bear project that raises funds for the film festival every year in which area artists decorate bear forms that are displayed around the county. “Glow Bear” was decorated by artist Angelow Marfisi.
For more information about the Black Bear Film Fest, visit

The opposite of relapse is personal growth

Recovery from addiction is part and parcel of mental health for a person with a history of addiction.

For a recovering addict or alcoholic, as well as for family and loved ones, relapse can be more painful and unsettling than the initial realization and admission of being an addict or alcoholic. Falling back into old patterns that lead to picking up a former drug of choice can drive home an awareness of powerlessness over the disease.  Read more

Bon Secours holds Ladies Night Out

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Monday, August 24, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY, hosted another in the series of Ladies Night Out dinner lectures on the topic of health issues. Approximately 125 guests attended the event, which was held at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis.

Dr. Thomas Piserchia, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Bon Secours Community Hospital and guest speaker for the evening, discussed solutions to common orthopedic conditions. They ranged from carpal tunnel syndrome to back and knee problems that may or may not require surgery.  Read more

CRMC announces leadership positions

HARRIS, NY — Carmen Kunze-Rubert and Werner Escobar have been promoted to leadership positions at Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

Kunze-Rubert has been promoted to manager of revenue-cycle operations. She will oversee both patient financial services and patient access management in her new role. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Walden University, is certified in EPIC Resolute Hospital Billing (HB) and is credentialed as an HB analyst.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Isabella Louise Brannen was born to Kristina and Jason Brannen of White Mills, PA. Maternal grandparents are William and Margie Kohlmann of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Louise Hall of White Mills, PA.
Jason Patrick Green was born on August 1, 2015 to Lindsey Bayly and Michael Green of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Charles Bayly of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Trey and Margaret Green of White Sulphur Springs, NY.  Read more

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