Cold weather is just as challenging to your skin as warm weather seasons. This time of the year, you may notice dryness and flaking, and in some cases, cracking of the skin in exposed areas such as around your mouth and fingers. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures also places you at risk of developing skin damage due to frostnip or frostbite.
HONESDALE, PA — Longtime Wayne Memorial advocate Nancy Turano Propst is now the chairperson of the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation (WMHF). Propst succeeds Milt Roegner, who will remain on the foundation’s board of trustees. The foundation also welcomed Peter Bochnovich, an executive at The Dime Bank, as its new assistant secretary-treasurer.
HONESDALE, PA — “I always think of my patients as family,” said Karen Riefler, a nurse aide at Wayne Memorial Hospital who was crowned the employee of the year (EOY), 2018, at the hospital’s annual holiday party in December.
Cold weather is here—the time for many of us to start thinking about getting a flu shot. The 2018-2019 vaccine is now available and, for those of you who have not received one, this is a great time to make your appointment with your doctor. Review your immunization status and talk about other winter health issues.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Health System announced last month that attorney Christine Rechner will be the new chairperson of its Long Term Care Board, which oversees the skilled nursing facility Wayne Woodlands Manor.
MILFORD, PA — The Tri-State Pregnancy Center (TSPC) welcomed new directors Natasha Smolinski and Abbey Warren in November. The organization offers parenting programs, Bible study, baby products, free pregnancy tests and more, for expecting and new mothers. The center also offers needed items including diapers, wipes, bottles and cribs for free.
HARRIS, NY — The Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary recently honored Dorothy “Dottie” Schlegel for her years of service as president of the auxiliary.
HONESDALE, PA — Troubling statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year shows that the rate of suicide has increased throughout the country, and by roughly 34% in Pennsylvania alone between 1999 and 2016.
In 2016, nearly 45,000 lives were lost as a result of suicide.
Harris, NY — The Catskill Regional Medical Center has partnered with Sullivan BOCES to launch a Career & Technical Education Health Occupations Suite at its Harris Campus.
HARRIS, NY — The Catskill Regional Medical Center was recently rated five stars for appendectomy outcomes by Healthgrades in its “2019 Report to the Nation.” Healthgrades is a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.