Girl Scout Cookies Donated to Healthcare Workers

(Honesdale, PA, March 20, 2020)…Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department staff received a wagonload of Girl Scout Cookies to share with other hospital units in appreciation for combating the Novel Coronavirus. The sweet gesture–along with a sincere thank you– were delivered by Faith Wood, 8-year-old Girl Scout from Troop 50261 of Lake Ariel. “This was so nice and a treat our staff will certainly enjoy,” stated Michele Churney, MSN, RN, manager, outpatient services, Wayne Memorial Hospital. Faith’s grandmother, Robin Edwards, is the troop’s official cookie liaison. Since door to door and cookie booth sales were prohibited due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the pair found a way to support the Girl Scouts and give back to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. Through a social media post friends and family members were asked to sponsor boxes of cookies to be delivered to hospital employees. Edwards said the response was amazing. She expected to be dropping off a case or two of cookies. Faith was excited to bring six cases to the emergency department staff. “We appreciate all you are doing and know that this time is extra stressful for hospitals around the world,” stated Edwards. “We hope this brings you some joy and that you are able to stop, enjoy a snack and have a moment to relax.” Shown outside of WMH ED standing behind Faith, are, left to right: Ernest Sorini, MD, emergency department physician; Churney; Diane Passiment, RN and Lucille Young, RN.