Construction Milestone at WMH

(Honesdale, June 20, 2018)…Hard hats on and industrial pens in hand, members of the Wayne Memorial Hospital/Health System Board of Trustees signed the ceremonial “last” steel beam to be hoisted into the framework of the new patient tower. The gesture signified the halfway mark for the project which began in September of 2017 and is expected to finish mid-Spring 2019. Once all the steel has been erected and bridges connected to the current building, finishing work will begin inside. The 85,000 square foot tower is the hospital’s biggest expansion in history and will house 50 private patient rooms. Board Chairman Dirk Mumford thanked employees and patients for their “perseverance” during the project, acknowledging that many have been inconvenienced by changes in parking and service locations. More than 200 employees also signed the beam, which will be embedded in the far west end of the tower for posterity. Many wrote short messages such as “Wayne Memorial always stay strong” and “Here’s to the future.” Several said signing the beam “makes me feel like I am part of the project.” Front row, l. to r.: Jim Labar, chair Long-Term Care; John Conte, director Facility Services/Real Estate; Dirk Mumford, chair WMH/WMHS; Hugh Rechner, 1st Vice Chair; Lee Oakes, former chair WMH/WMHS; Joann Hudak, 2nd Vice Chair; CEO David Hoff; William Dewar III, MD, chief of staff; Matt Meagher, Esq.; Jim Pettinato, RN, director Patient Care Services; Mike Clifford, CFO. Back row: James Margotta, Burkavage Design; Ron White, Martin Rogers Associates; Josh Schneider, Burkavage Design; Todd Plociniak, Sordoni Construction; Chris Bertinelli, Sordoni; Joe Sesso, Sordoni; Martha Wilson, chair Community Advisory Board.