HealthWorks!

Interested in the health and wellbeing of your community? Tune in!

15-minute broadcast  Sundays at 7:05 am on WDNH and on Classics 105.

 

with

Wayne Memorial Community Relations Manager

Carol Kneier, MS, RD, CDCES, LDN

Listen weekly as Carol talks to the movers and shakers in and around the Wayne-Pike region about current events and opportunities and the most up-to-date health tips. Carol explores topics new and familiar with representatives of Wayne Memorial Health System, local social service agencies, community groups, nutritionists, fitness specialists and medical experts.

The 15-minute broadcast airs Sundays at 7:05 am on Bold Gold stations WDNH (95.3) and on Classics 105 (105.3). It can also be found here on this page and on the Bold Gold website, https://www.radiobold.com/healthworks

Have a question for Carol? Email kneier@wmh.org.

 

Missed a show? Listen here!  In addition to  podcasts from the current year, you can listen to archived shows.  2023 Healthworks, 2022 Healthworks, and  2021 Healthworks.

July 21, 2024 – Prevention Programs – Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission
Guest Melissa McWilliams, prevention program supervisor, WCD&AC, discusses the evidence-based programs and the positive impact they have on our youth. Listen and learn about the Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter coming to Wayne, Pike, and Susquehanna Counties. Visit Home – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – Youth -Mentoring (bbbs.org) or call WCD&AC at 570-253-6022

July 14, 2024 – WHM Auxiliary “A Garden Tour”
guest Martha Wilson, WMH auxiliary member, shares the opportunity for individuals to take a self-guided tour of 7 gardens in our area on Saturday, July 20th. Listen for details on this event and the benefits for your health. Visit WMH Auxiliary Garden Tour – Wayne Memorial Hospital for additional information.
July 7, 2024 – Senior Lunch Gathering
Guest Laurel Burns, food and market manager, The Cooperage Project discusses this upcoming event for seniors to gather and socialize. The Cooperage Project serves as a hub and focuses on food and markets, youth programs and art & cultures. For more information visit Home – The Cooperage Project or call 570-253-2020. 
June 30, 2024 – CPR and AED Awareness Month
Join Wayne Memorial Hospital’s newly hired Registered Nurses as they discuss CPR and AEDs. Listen and learn about the 7 steps of CPR, how to use an AED and the difference between the two. In an emergency dial 911 or go tothe nearest Emergency Department. To find out more about learning CPR visit American Heart Association CPR & First Aid or Red Cross CPR Training
June 23, 2024 – National Safety Month

Guest Tim Huber, Chief Facilities Officer and Safety Officer at Wayne Memorial Hospital, discusses hospital safety including patient, environmental and staff safety. Listen and learn more tips to keep you and your family safe during the summer months and how to access care if needed.  Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers | Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org)

June 16, 2024 – Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Guest Tracy Simon, Protective Services supervisor, Pike County Area Agency on Aging shares ways AAA helps protect individuals, ages 60 and over, against various forms of abuse like physical, emotional, self-neglect, and exploitation. Listen and learn about events and other services available at the PC Aging office. To report suspected abuse call 1-800-233-8991 or visit Pike County, PA (pikepa.org) for more information.
June 9, 2024 WMCHC Carbondale Walk In Care

Guest Wynter Newman, Chief Administrative Officer for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, discusses the newly opened Carbondale Walk-in Care. Listen and learn the difference between walk-in care, urgent care and emergency room care. WMCHC provide primary care, pediatric, women’s health, dental, and behavioral health services. Visit www.wmchc.net for information

June 3, 2024 – Avoid Scams…Be a Savvy Senior!
Guest Erica Brown, Chief Development Officer, WMCHC discusses different scams and how to avoid them. Brown shares tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and scams. The
 Be a Savvy Senior brochure is available at Wayne Memorial Community Health Center offices or call WMH Community Health office at 570-253-8422 for more information.

May 26, 2024 -Women’s Health Month
Guest Board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist Sheila Hockman, DO discusses this year’s theme, Women’s Health, Whole Health: Prevention, Care and Wellbeing. Learn about services provided by Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers Women’s Health Center. For more information, visit Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers | Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org) or call 570-253-3005.

May 19, 2024 – Water Safety NPS
Guest Susie Kasper, National Park Services park ranger at Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River discusses water safety and hazards on the river. Life jackets save lives, listen and learn about the loaner program and guidelines when on the river. Visit:
NPS.gov Homepage (U.S. National Park Service) or https://facebood.com/updeNPS for more information.
May 12, 2024  – Stroke Awareness Month 
Guest Todd J. Holmes, MD, medical director of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (ED) discusses WMH Certified Primary Stroke Center and the guidelines that are followed.  Learn about risks factors and how to reduce these risks for having a stroke. Visit: American Stroke Association for more information or https://www.wmh.org
May 5, 2024 – Older Americans Month
Guest Mary Ursich, MSW, administrator Wayne County Area Agency on Aging discusses events planned to celebrate older Americans at the senior centers. Listen and learn about other services available through the aging office. Wayne Co. has 3 main centers, Honesdale, Hawley and Hamlin. For more information call 570-253-4262 or visit Area Agency on Aging | Wayne County, PA (waynecountypa.gov)
April 28, 2024 – Mental Health Awareness Month
Join guest JoAnna Van Tine, NAMI Northeast Region community engagement and volunteer coordinator. National Alliance on Mental Illness provides education and support for individuals and families dealing with mental health issues and also focuses on mental wellness. Listen and learn about upcoming events sponsored by NAMI. For more information visit HOME | naminepa or call 570-342-1047.

April 21, 2024 – Volunteer Awareness Month
Guest Joyce Malicky, WMH volunteer coordinator shares opportunities for community members to volunteer. Learn about WMH Hospice volunteers, Project Search program, WMH Auxiliary, and the many board members who volunteer their time to support the Wayne Memorial Health System. For more information about our volunteer program call 570-253-8737.
April 14, 2024 – Foot Health Awareness Month
Guest Dr. Philip Horne, Podiatrist at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Wound Care Clinic (WWC) discusses services provided by the WWC. Listen and learn ways to keep your feet healthy and how the WWC can help you. For more information visit www.wmh.org or call WMH WWC at 570-251-6644.
April 7, 2024 – Get Ticked About Ticks
Guest Pam Gaeng, MSN, FNP-C, Pike Family Health Center & Tick-Borne Disease Wellness Center, discusses tick bite prevention, tick testing and more. Join Pam and PA Tick Research Lab representative, Destiny Sample Koon Koon, on April 18th at Wallenpaupack Brewing Co at 6 PM for the Science on Tap program sponsored by Pike/Wayne Conservation Districts. For appointments and more information on PC TBD Wellness Center, call 570-775-7100 or visit Tick Borne Disease Wellness Center – Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org).
March 31, 2024 – Alcohol Awareness Month
Representatives from Wayne County Al-Anon & Alateen join today’s show to discuss support programs for families and friends of individuals who struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse disorders. Listen and learn about the services and support provided. Meetings are free and take place Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Calvary United Methodist Church 151 Belmont Street, Waymart. For more information call 570-253-8422 or visit www.al-anon.org
March 24, 2024 – Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention
Guest Ericka Thaxton, medical advocate for Victim’s Intervention Program, (VIP) discusses services available for individuals, families and friends who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Listen and learn about educational opportunities and ways to support VIP’s mission.  VIP’s services are always free, confidential and available 24/7. Call 570-253-4401 or visit Helping Victims of Violence in Wayne County & Pike County (vipempowers.org)
March 17, 2024Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Guest Clifford Carrol, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, board-certified Gastroenterology at Wayne Memorial’s Physician Specialty Clinic, discusses the importance of screening for colon cancer, new age guidelines, risk factors and more. For more information on Wayne Memorial’s gastroenterology services, call the Physician Specialty Clinic at 570-253-8601 or visit www.wmh.org
March 10, 2024 – Celebrate Social Work Month
Join Mary Burgio, LCSW, manager, Jill White, LSW GC-C and Morgan Silfies, LSW as they discuss roles and responsibilities as a social worker at Wayne Memorial H
ospital. Listen and learn about  the upcoming free six-week Grief Workshop starting Wednesday, April 3rd and community outreach projects.  For more information call 570-253-8383.

 

March 3, 2024 – National Nutrition Month
Guests Barbara Pratt MS, LDN, RDN, manager, Nutrition Services WMH and Erika Freely, nutrition intern, Marywood University share this year’s theme, Beyond the Table. Listen and learn how to make healthy food choices, the importance of activity and more. Visit Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: eatright.org for nutrition information or call WMH Nutrition Services at 570-253-8164.
February 25, 2024 – WMCHC Blood Pressure Champions
Guest James Cruse, MD, Chief Medical Officer Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, discusses achievements and recognition attained by WMCHC offices for patient’s blood pressure control. Listen and learn about ways to control your blood pressure to keep your heart, kidneys and brain healthy. Need a primary care provider, visit Primary Care – Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org)
February 18, 2024 – Children’s Dental Health Month
Guest Lori Wood, R.D.H., public health dental hygiene practitioner and community health dental coordinator at Wayne Memorial Together for Health Dental Center, discusses the importance of early dental visits for children and other services available. WMCHC offers services to adults and children at two locations, Honesdale and Lords Valley. For more information call: 570-251-6534 or 570-775-7818.
February 11, 2024 – Cancer Awareness Month
Guest Laura Toole, LCSW, Executive Vice President of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, discusses programs and resources available through NRCI. Listen and learn about the cancer screening navigation program available through Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in partnership with NRCI. For more information visit www.cancernepa.org or call 570-904-8808.


February 4, 2024 – Staying Heart Healthy in the Workplace
Guest Bradley Serwer, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist at Wayne Memorial’s Heart & Vascular Center discusses ways to keep your heart healthy during your workday. Listen and learn tips on exercise, food choices and lifestyle.
For more information on Wayne Memorial’s cardiology services, call the Physician Specialty Clinic at 570-253-8601 or visit www.wmh.org

January 28, 2024 – Wayne Memorial Hospital Hospice
Join Charlene Whitmore, RN, Karon Shaffer, RN, Kristen Knash, LPN and Desiree Mizwinski from WMH Hospice Department as they discuss Hospice services. Listen and learn about the multi-disciplinary team approach that provides a full range of compassionate care for the patient and their loved ones. Call WMH Hospice department at 570-253-8431 for more information.

 

January 21, 2024 – Wayne Memorial Hospital
Wayne Memorial Hospital CEO James Pettinato, BSN, MHSA, CCRN-K, shares services provided by WMH including inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. WMH has over 28 specialty physicians and mid-levels, plus board certified emergency department physicians. Visit www.wmh.org for more information.

 

January 14, 2024 – Walk-In Care versus Emergency Room
Guest Matthew Cellini, MD, medical director, Lake Region Walk-In Care, discusses types of symptoms appropriate for each level of care.  Walk-In Care is a good option for minor health issues when your primary care provider isn’t available.  If experiencing life-threatening symptoms, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911 immediately.  Lake Region Walk-In Care is located at 273 Grandview Avenue, Honesdale, PA. Visit: 
www.wmchc.net for more information.

 

January 7, 2024 – Wayne County Housing
Guest Heather Miszler, administrator WC housing, discusses the point in time (PIT) count which addressing homeless, housing case management services, temporary rental assistance and other resources for residents in Wayne County. For more information visit Housing Department | Wayne County, PA (waynecountypa.gov) or call 570-253-6758