Release Date: 05-01-2007 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, April 20, 2007)…Waymart residents have another choice for medical care! More than 50 people showed up for the official ribbon cutting April 19th for the Waymart Medical Center, a Wayne Memorial Health System (WMHS) facility offering x-ray and blood-draw services with physician services anticipated by midsummer. Pediatric Practices, which relocated its Carbondale office to this site, opened its doors April 1st. The new 5,000 square foot building is next to Wayne Woodlands Manor, Wayne Memorial’s long-term care home. Helge Mortensen, Chair of WMHS, helped welcome Waymart residents to the site and praised Wayne Memorial for taking the lead in expanding services into Waymart Borough. Jim Labar, Chairman of Wayne Memorial’s Long-Term Care Board of Trustees called the Waymart Medical Center a plus for himself, his neighbors and Wayne Memorial. Pictured front row: Lori Corazzi, Pediatric Practices of Northeastern Pennsylvania (PPNE); Linda Penwarden, PPNE; Janet Eisele, CRNP, PPNE; Judi Mortensen, Wayne Memorial Health System (WMHS) Board member; Helge Mortensen, Chairman WMHS Board; Jack Millar, Waymart Mayor; Martha Sader, WMH Foundation Board; Dr. Patrick McAndrew; Wendell Hunt, WMH Long Term Care Board; Carolyn Gwozdziewicz,WMH Long Term Care Board; Jim Labar, Chairman WMH Long Term Care Board; David Hoff, WMHS CEO; Judy Giglio, WMH Long Term Care Board; Hugh Rechner, WMH Long Term Care Board; Janette Davis, WMH Long Term Care Board; Nicole Johannes, PPNE. Standing back: Dr. Robert Morton, PPNE, Don Olsommer, Wayne Co. Commissioner; Marion Swencki, RN, Wayne Woodlands Manor; John Burlein, WMHS Board (hidden); Bill Schweighofer, WMHS Board.