Healthworks 2022

Listen to some of the Healthworks Podcasts from 2022 with

Wayne Memorial Community Health Manager Carol Kneier, MS, RD, CDE, LDN



December 25th, 2022 – Wayne Memorial Post Acute Care Services
Judy Eisenhauer, RN, DNP, director, Post Acute Care Services at WMH, talks about what post acute care is, who may qualify, and benefits for patients and their caregivers. Learn about the new hospital liaison position that will help navigate patients through the transition of care. Visit


December 18, 2022 –  Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers – Past, Present and Future
Join Fred Jackson, executive director, WMCHC, as he reflects on progress at the health centers over the past 15 years and discusses advancements planned for the future following his upcoming retirement.


December 11, 2022 – The Trifecta of Respiratory Illnesses
Dr. Meredith Hellstern, pediatrician at WMCHC Pediatric Services discusses the three most recently seen respiratory illnesses: COVID-19, RSV and the flu. Learn about symptoms, treatments and preventions. For more information on pediatric services, call Honesdale’s Pediatric Center at 570-253-5838 or visit
December 4, 2022 – Wayne Memorial Home Health & Hospice
Daniela Davis RN, BSN, manager and Annastasia Harcum RN, clinical manager, both of WM Home Health & Hospice discuss services available for people in our community and the importance of handwashing as we celebrate National Handwashing Week. For more information on WM Home Health & Hospice services call 570-253-8431.
November 27, 2022 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Guests Dr. Sean McVeigh, Pulmonologist and Chief of Medical Staff at Wayne Memorial Hospital and Tina Cobb, FNP-C  discuss prevention and treatment of COPD. Listen and learn about new recommendations for COPD and the WMH pulmonary rehab program. Need to see a pulmonologist, call WM Physician Specialty Clinic at 570-253-8601.
November 20, 2022 – Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy
Guest Dr. Cyriacus Anaele, Board-certified Nephrologist at Wayne Memorial Physician Specialty Clinic, discusses different stages of kidney disease, treatment options and recommendations on how to keep your kidneys healthy. Visit for more information on our Physician Specialty Group.
November 13, 2022 – Diabetes Awareness Month
Guests Ann Marie Kretchik, WMH registered dietitian and certified diabetes care & education specialist and Alicia Reichard Marywood University nutrition intern, discuss what is diabetes and how to continue to eat healthy during the holidays. For more information call WMH Nutrition Services at 570-253-8164.
November 6, 2022 –  Protect Yourself Against Fraud
Guest Wayne Co District Attorney A.G. Howell discusses scams related to health care and the elderly. Protect your identity and personal information. Visit: Report Scams and Frauds | USAGov for more information.
October 23,  – Physical Therapy Month
Guest Maura Holder, PT, DPT,  discusses what a physical therapist does and other services available at Wayne Memorial Rehabilitation Services. For more information visit or call 570-253-7325. 


Oct 16, 2022 – Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO)
Guests Mary Ursich, Administrator, Wayne County Area Agency on Aging and Mary Endrusick, LSW, Aging in Place Coordinator, NeighborWorks NEPA, as they discuss an alternative housing option for older adults. To apply or ask questions, contact WC AAA at 570-253-4262 or visit NeighborWorks Northeastern PA (
October 9, 2022 – Wayne Memorial Hospital Chest Pain Center
Guest Sandi Skrobiszewski RT, RCIS, Lead Cardiovascular Care Coordinator, talks about this added service at Wayne Memorial Hospital. For more information on the Heart and Vascular Center at WMH, visit services.


October 2, 2022 – Mental Health Awareness Week
Guest JoAnna Van Tine, community engagement & volunteer coordinator at NAMI Northeast PA, discusses upcoming education sessions, support groups and resources on mental health.  Learn more about mental health by visiting their website at  HOME | naminepa or call 570-342-1047. In crisis? Call or text 988 – Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
September 25, 2022 – Bivalent COVID Vaccine Boosters
Guest James Cruse, MD, medical director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, discusses the new COVID Vaccine Boosters. To schedule a COVID Vaccine, visit and click on Schedule a vaccine at the top of the page.


September 11, 2022 – Recovery Month
Guest Jeff Zerechak, director, Wayne County Drug and Alcohol, discusses upcoming Recovery Health Fair on Wednesday, September 14th and other services offered by Wayne County D & A. For more information: call 570-253-6022
September 4, 2022 – Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Guests John Nebzydoski, WCOBDPEI and JoAnna Van Tine, NEPA NAMI also co-presidents of Wayne/Pike Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative talk about suicide prevention, education and upcoming events. For more info, visit Wayne/Pike NSPI Facebook page or follow on Instagram. If you or a loved one needs help, reach out to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by texting or calling 988.
August 28, 2022 – Wayne County Comprehensive Plan
Guest Emily R. Wood discusses the importance of completing the plan, the need for community input and the value to Wayne County.
Visit: Wayne County, PA | Official Website ( to take the survey.
August 21, 2022  – Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Brittany Kimble, RN, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant from the Women’s Health Center discusses education, support, and benefits of breastfeeding. Visit or call Honesdale Women’s Health at 570-253-3005 for info.


August 14, 2022 – Learning More About Monkeypox
Guest James Cruse, MD, family practitioner and Medical Director of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers discusses Monkeypox.
August 6, 2022 – National Health Centers Week
Join guest Fred Jackson, Executive Director Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers as he talks about all WHCHC services, Patient Appreciation Day and Children’s Health Day. Need a primary care provider, call WMH Community Relations at 570-253-8990 or visit
July 31, 2022 – COVID 19 Vaccines for Children. Listen to Pediatrician Dr. Paul Diamond from the WMCHC Honesdale Pediatric Center discuss recommendations and guidelines for COVID 19 vaccines for children ages 6 months and up. For more info on vaccines visit: Vaccine Education Center | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ( or
July 24, 2022 – Wayne County Family Center -Guest Michele Young, director WCFC and Peggy Jones, parent educator discuss free programs that include: Parents as Teachers and play groups, provided by the Wayne County Family Center. Call WCFC at 570-226-9017 or email for more information


July 17, 2022 – Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Symposium on July 30th in Pike County
Guest Ellen Scarisbrick, WMH Radiology and member of the Pike County TBD Task Force as she discusses the upcoming symposium and other important tick information. Visit: Pike County, PA ( or for more information.
July 10, 2022 – Garden to Table
Guest Jenna Mauder, Ag & Food Program Manager of The Cooperage Project, shares details for the July 20th event. The event includes a cooking demo, nutrition information, mini farmers market and more. Visit for more details.
July 3, 2022 – Summer Safety
Guest Doug Badaszewski, Lieutenant, Forest Volunteer Fire Department, discusses outdoor, indoor and firework safety. Visit the Pennsylvania State Police/public-safety site for more information on firework safety.
June 26, 2022 – Guests Thomas Cambridge, Executive Director, and Diane Yaddow, President/member/volunteer of GOT, discuss services provided for seniors, membership or becoming a volunteer. For more information call 570-630-0509 or visit
June 19, 2022 – Wayne County Resource Family Care Program
Guests Meagan Damanti and Meghan Grady  talk about this important program and ways families in our community can help. For more information contact WC CYS at 570-253-5102
June 12, 2022 –  Wayne Memorial Hospital 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment
Wayne Memorial’s Community Health Manager Carol Kneier  and Director of Communications & Development Lisa Champeau discuss the importance of completing the CHNA survey. We want your feedback to help WMH meet our community’s health needs. To complete the survey, visit Deadline is June 17th.
June 5, 2022 Summer Foods & Safe Eating
Guest Amy Berge, MS, WMH Nutrition Intern  discusses safe preparation of foods during the summer months. For more information on health eating contact WMH Nutrition Services Department at 570-253-8164.


May 29, 2022- Water Safety Month
Guest Susie Kasper, park ranger, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Park, talks about river water safety for this season. Always wear a life jacket! visit or like their Facebook page updeNPS.
May 8, 2022- National Nurses Week May 6th – 12th
Guest Chandra Roberts, BSN, RN, MHA, Director Patient Care Services at Wayne Memorial Hospital talks about careers in nursing. Learn about opportunities and rewards of being a nurse. Wayne Memorial Hospital thanks all nurses for their service.


May 1, 2022 – May is Stroke Awareness Month
Guest Janene DuBois, PPS coordinator at Good Shepherd-WMH Inpatient Rehab Center and facilitator of the WMH Stroke Support Group discusses support services, treatment and more. Contact 570-253-8395 for more information or visit


April 24, 2022 – May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Guests Katie Spencer and JoAnna Van Tine from NAMI NEPA – National Alliance on Mental Illness – discuss upcoming events and support groups for maternal mental health and much more. Visit or call 570-342-1047 for more information.



April 17, 2022 – Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
Guest Michele Minor Wolf, Executive Director, Wayne/Pike Victim’s Intervention Program (VIP) discusses services provided through VIP and upcoming events. For help call 570-253-4401 24/7 or visit for more information.
April 10, 2022 – Behavioral Health Services in Wayne County
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Joseph Ungvarsky, PMHNP, discusses mental health services available at the Honesdale Behavioral Health Center. For more information, call 570-253-8219 or visit


April 3, 2022 – Occupational Therapy Month
Guests Karen Stumpo and Kim Emick, Occupational Therapists at Wayne Memorial, discuss the hospital’s OT rehab programs including lymphedema therapy by a certified lymphedema therapist.  For more information call 570-253-7325 or 570-253-7322.
March 27, 2022 – Seed to Supper Program
Guest Diane Diffenderfer, Master Gardener at Penn State Extension, discusses the Seed to Supper program, container gardening and more. For more information on programs, call 215-837-3120.


March 20, 2022 – Aging and Disability Resource Center and LINK
Guest Joan Edel from Pike Co Area Agency on Aging talks about ADRC / LINK services, trainings and programs for Wayne, Pike & Monroe County residents. For more info, call 800-753-8827.


March 13, 2022 – Nutrition Month
Guest Leslie Healey, nutrition intern at Marywood University, talks about this year’s theme, “Celebrate A World of Flavors” and discusses ways to add more variety into your meals.
March 6, 2022  – Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
Guest Valerie Stout, Respiratory Therapist at Wayne Memorial Hospital discusses the hospital’s pulmonary rehab program and talks about self-care for COPD and other respiratory conditions.
February 27, 2022 – Wayne County 911 Special Needs Project
Guests Wendy Simons of Wayne County’s Behavioral & Developmental Programs & Early Intervention and community member Faith Phillips, discuss a program that makes First Responders aware of any special needs or circumstances in a home during an emergency.
February 20, 2022 – Wayne County Area Agency on Aging
Guest Mary Ursich, administrator, Wayne County Area Agency on Aging, talks about services available for individuals ages 60+ including the Adult Daily Living Center. For more information, call 570-253-4262 or visit
February 13, 2022 – Children’s Dental Month
Guest Lori Wood RDH, PHDHP, CDHC, senior dental hygienist/community dental health coordinator, Together for Health Dental Center, discusses proper oral care, finding your dental home (meaning have a dentist you go to on a regular basis), and when parents should start taking children to the dentist.
February 6, 2022 – Heart Health Month
Guest Bradley Serwer, MD, FACC, interventional cardiologist, Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center, discusses treatments for heart disease.
January 30, 2022 – Healthy Heart
Guest Nadine Greco, MS, cardiac rehab manager, Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses Women’s Heart Awareness Month and helps listeners learn about signs and symptoms as well as how to help prevent heart disease.


January 23, 2022 – PROSPER Program
Guest Chrissy Pulman, Penn State Extension Educator, discusses the Strengthening Families Program for students ages 10 – 14 and their families. Help build stronger family bonds while teaching teens about peer pressure. Call your local school district or 570-616-0878 for more info.
January 16, 2022 – SHARE Housing
Guest Larisa Yusko, SHARE housing counselor, discusses an affordable housing choice for homeowners who want to share their home with home seekers. Call 570-832-5133 for info.
January 2, 2022 Updates on Wayne Memorial Community  Health Centers
Guest Frederick Jackson, executive director, WMCHC, discusses highlights from 2021 and shares plans for 2022.