Pike Family Health Center adds nurse practitioner
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LORDS VALLEY, PA — Janet Armstrong is a new nurse practitioner at the Pike Family Health Center.
The center is part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), and is located at 750 Rte. 739.
“Great teamwork and support is essential to provide exceptional care not only for patients but for each other as well,” said Armstrong. “I had a great experience precepting at Highland Physicians. I enjoy the atmosphere where people treat each other with respect while caring for patients together.”
She was a registered nurse for 12 years, before completing a master’s degree in nursing and becoming a nurse practitioner.
Armstrong is one of three advanced practice providers at the Pike Family Health Center, working with board-certified family physician Traceyan Mendez, M.D.
Dr. Mendez transferred from WMCHC’s Highland Physicians Family Health Center at the end of January.
To make an appointment, call the Pike Family Health Center at 570/775-7100. Patients are seen Monday through Friday, as well as on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. WMCHC accepts most private insurances, managed care plans and medical assistance. Additionally, a sliding-fee scale is offered for those who qualify.
Visit www.wmhchc.net for more information.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Garnet Health, which includes Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills and more, recently announced the promotion of the following individuals.
Moira Mencher has been promoted to director of planning and community relations. She will oversee all certificate of need preparation, strategic planning, data collection and analysis, special projects, government relations and regulatory compliance.
Cari McGinnis has been promoted to IT manager for revenue cycle and health information management (HIM). McGinnis has been with the organization for 24 years, most recently as a financial analyst in IT. She will oversee both the IT revenue cycle and HIM analysts for Garnet Health.
Shawn Springer has been promoted to administrator of technical services. Springer has been with the organization for eight years. He was director of technical services, and now has systemwide oversight of the IT network, security, help desk and infrastructure teams, as well as the telecommunications department.
For more information about career opportunities at Garnet Health, visit garnethealth.org/careers.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center has been re-accredited by Corazon, an accreditation agency approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The one-year accreditation certificate arrived in the middle of National Heart Month.
The center completed a rigorous requirement process that included providing quarterly reports and 24-hour coverage for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) emergencies.
PCI, formerly known as angioplasty with stent, is a procedure that uses a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) to open up blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup. This is a life-threatening condition called atherosclerosis.
In addition to PCI procedures, the Heart and Vascular Center provides diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures.
The center opened in 2016, and recently marked the 2,000th patient treated.
HAWLEY, PA — Rep. Joe Adams (R-Pike/Wayne) is partnering with the NEPA Center for Independent Living (MyCIL) to hold meetings on the first Monday of each month in his district office. The meetings will enable individuals with disabilities, aged 18 and over, as well as their families, to learn about available programs and resources.
Beginning on Monday, March 6, staff from MyCIL will be available in Adams’ district office, which is located at 2523 Rte. 6, Ste. 2. Information and resources will be shared on how to obtain home and community-based services, transportation and housing resources, and other services to promote greater independence in the community.
Appointments are required and are 30 minutes in length. Available time slots are between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 noon.
To schedule an appointment, call the district office at 570/226-5959. Residents can learn more at repjoeadams.com, or follow Adams on Facebook at RepJoeAdams.
HONESDALE, PA — Lauren LaFlair, office supervisor at the Carbondale Family Health Center, was named Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ (WMCHC) 2022 employee of the year.
Recipients are selected based on nominations submitted by managers across the health centers and support departments.
The honor was announced at the organization’s annual awards dinner held on January 21.
LaFlair was praised for “powering through significant facility challenges to maintain daily operations, going above and beyond to meet patients’ personal needs, and assisting clinical and clerical staff to ensure workflow not only within the Carbondale office but also neighboring CHC sites struggling with staffing issues,” according to a WMCHC spokesperson.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) recently honored three of its providers—a certified nurse midwife and two physicians—with the Golden Stethoscope Award.
The clinicians were recognized for demonstrating “outstanding leadership, patient satisfaction and loyalty to the health centers, Wayne Memorial Hospital and the community at large” throughout 2022.
NEWBURGH, NY — Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties announced that Maria Pesquera, M.D., has been appointed as the full-time associate medical director.
Dr. Pesquera received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in geriatrics at Albany Medical Center. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics medicine.
She has received certifications in pain management, symptom management, communication skills and as an end-of-life doula. She is bilingual, proficient in medical Spanish, and said she is looking forward to getting out into the community to help educate Orange and Sullivan County residents about Hospice care.
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties has been providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their families since 1981. Its mission is to be the leading community resource for providing patients and their families with compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual end-of-life care, with comfort, dignity, and respect.
If you or someone you know could benefit from hospice care, call Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties at 845/561-6111, or visit its website at www.hospiceoforange.com.
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