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Hamlin Family Health Center Open DailyHamlin, PA (December 30, 2014)—Effective January 5, the Hamlin Family Health Center, part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), will be open seven days a week. In addition to

Hamlin Family Health Center
543 Easton Turnpike, Suite 105
Hamlin, PA

Services provided at this location include:

Primary Care

Primary care services including:  diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions; immunizations; school and CDL physicals. Patients are also seen for urgent care needs such as: colds and Flu; sprains; strains; minor burns and cuts; eye Injuries; rashes and allergic reactions. 

Expanded hours effective January 5, 2015 will be Monday through Friday primary care from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm with laboratory and general x-ray from 7 am to 7:30 pm.

Saturdays and Sundays patients may see a provider for routine or urgent care needs from 9 am to 3 pm.  Wayne Memorial Outpatient Services will offer laboratory from 7 am to 3 pm and x-ray from 9 am to 3 pm.

Women's Health
Staffed by obstetrician/gynecologists, our office offers a full range of services including: Obstetrics/gynecology; well-woman and well-teen care, prenatal care; confidential family planning and perimenopausal counseling. Office hours are by appointment only, please call 570-689-9965.


Wayne Memorial Outpatient Services
Laboratory (blood work) is performed Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 7 am to 3 pm.  General X-ray is available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm. No appointment needed for either of these services. Ultrasound performed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Call 570-689-9965 for information.


Autism Awareness MonthJoin the Autism Society along with thousands of support networks across the country in celebrating National Autism Awareness Month. The month of April has been designated as a time to educate

Rashesh Dholakia, MD, MPH, Joins WMCHC Behavior Health Center

Honesdale, PA (July 23, 2013) -- Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) is pleased to announce that board-certified psychiatrist Rashesh Dholakia, MD, MPH, has joined the staff of the Behavioral Health Center. The Center is an outpatient treatment facility that provides behavioral and mental health services to adults, adolescents and children in Pike and Wayne counties.

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers Expands in Pike County PA

Honesdale, PA (July 10, 2013) -- Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), a clinical affiliate of Wayne Memorial Health System, held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of an expansion project adding 5,000 square feet to its existing facility at the Pike Family Health Center in Lords Valley.

Hospital Week at Wayne Memorial HospitalPlease accept a lei as a symbol of our appreciation! The cafeteria at Wayne Memorial turned Hawaiian on Thursday, May 16th, and staff enjoyed a free meal to celebrate Hospital Week 2013.

Nurses Week at Wayne Memorial Hospital






(Honesdale, May 10, 2013)…National Nurses Week, May 6-12, found the nurses at Wayne Memorial Hospital graciously accepting free meals, fresh flowers, cake and ice cream—all donated by local businesses and the nurse managers themselves.

Wayne Memorial Hospital Displays Gallery of Hope(Honesdale, May 6, 2013)… Since her diagnosis and treatment for stage 1 breast cancer in 2010, Renee Fries of Honesdale has been very active in the fight against the disease.

WMH Auxiliary Presents Check to Hospital












(Honesdale, April 25, 2013)…The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s (WMHA) annual donation to the hospital topped all records with a whopping $92,000.

Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Mini Grant Program










(Honesdale, April 24, 2013)… Non-profit groups seeking funding may qualify for a Community Mini-Grant from the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation (WMHF).

Earth Day 2013 - WMH Says Goodbye Styrofoam

(Honesdale, April 22, 2013)… “It’s the right thing to do,” says Carol Brennan, dietetic technician and Certified Dietary Manager of Nutrition and Food Services at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Brennan, her staff and supervisor John Conte, director of Facility Services, are on a mission to ban Styrofoam forever from hospital food services. They have replaced Styrofoam soup containers with china bowls and Styrofoam take-out containers with molded fiber boxes that come in two sizes.


(Honesdale, PA, April 8, 2013)… Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Malicky is the latest in the hospital family to assume a top state post, in this case President of the Pennsylvania Society of Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare (PSDVS).

(Honesdale, April 12, 2013) — The Behavioral Health Center, an outpatient treatment facility offering behavioral and mental health services for adults, adolescents and children welcomes Michele Slowey, MSN-CRNP to its staff. As a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with a background in psychiatry, Slowey, sees adult patients for evaluation, diagnosis, medication management and counseling referrals.

More doctors, hospitals partner to coordinate care for people with Medicare

(Honesdale, March 29, 2013) … Wayne Memorial Hospital, Geisinger Health System and Evangelical Community Hospital have partnered to form Keystone Accountable Care Organization, one of 106 new accountable care organizations (ACOs) for patients with Medicare, as recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Wayne Memorial Hospital




Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a highly effective modality that helps the body’s natural ability to heal wounds and prevent possible limb loss. Using oxygen under increased pressure to speed healing and repair tissue damage due to ischemia, hyperbaric therapy has a proven track record in healing of chronic wounds as well as a host of other medical conditions; and, has been shown to reduce the amputation rate of patients with diabetic wounds.


The Center of Limb Preservation, Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy will design a treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Our specialists in wound care and hyperbaric therapy speed your healing and help reduce pain in a safe and comfortable setting.


Chronic, non-healing wounds decrease the quality of your life and can create greater health issues for you and your family. A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that shows little or no improvement after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. A non-healing wound poses the risk of infection, which can lead to a more serious condition, possibly resulting in the loss of a limb.


There are many reasons why wounds are slow to heal. Infection can slow down healing and make the wound worse. Poor blood flow to a wound can make it heal poorly. If you have a circulation problem, wounds to your legs and feet heal especially slowly.


If you suffer from vascular disease or poor blood flow as the result of the narrowing of the blood vessels, you are more likely to suffer from chronic wounds, especially leg and foot ulcers. These ulcers are one of the most painful and slow-healing types of wounds.


If you have diabetes you are a greater risk for chronic non-healing wounds. Diabetics often suffer from neuropathy or nerve damage, which inhibits the perception of pain. Often wounds to the legs or feet go unnoticed until significant damage has been done. Diabetics have a 15% higher risk of amputations than the general population.


The Center for Limb Preservation, Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy provides a highly credentialed and experienced interdisciplinary health care team that utilizes research-based clinical protocols, evidenced-based algorithms and sophisticated performance improvement system resulting in excellent clinical outcomes that set the standards for care of limb preservation and wound healing. We take you through a course of treatment that will heal your wound and improved the quality of your life.



Our Center for Limb Preservation, Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy provides a comprehensive medical approach to treating non-healing and diabetic wounds.


Upon admission to our Center, an interdisciplinary treatment team headed by a Center physician will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your condition. The results are used to develop a treatment plan that is customized to meet your needs. The plan may include one or a combination of the following treatment modalities:

• Vascular Studies
• Surgical Interventions/Debridement
• Dressings/Compression Wraps
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
• Bio-engineered Skin Substitutes
• Vacuum Assisted Closure
• Off-Loading, Nutritional and Diabetic Support

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