Wayne Health Pharmacy & Medical Equipment Ribbon Cutting & Open House
While the turnout was a little less than hoped for, more than 50 people stopped by to check out the stocked shelves and meet the staff. The new retail store, which combined the existing durable medical equipment business Wayne Health Services with the hospital’s outpatient pharmacy, officially opened its doors last fall in the Stourbridge Professional Complex on Maple Avenue in Honesdale
“We are very pleased to be serving the community here at the Stourbridge complex and
throughout our service area,” said Jim Hockenbury, director of Ancillary Services. He was joined at the open house by Wayne Health Services Board Chair Gary Beilman, WMH CEO David Hoff, Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Executive Director G. Richard Garman, Foundation Chairman Milt Roegner, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers Executive Director Fred Jackson among others.
Enthusiasm was high among the employees, who were eager to show visitors (many of them Wayne Memorial employees from other areas in the Stourbridge complex) what the store has to offer. Pharmacist John Lynn was available all day to take queries about medications. Respiratory Therapist June Gowka manned a display and answered questions about CPAP equipment. Guest exhibitors included a team from the Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center. Foot screenings were offered by podiatrists Jerome Casey and Philip Horne. Bonnie Crossman, MS, OTR/L from Wayne Memorial Rehabilitation Services talked about home safety.
Nurse Aide Barb Richter played her fiddle to entertain as the day unfolded. And those “fab” prizes were all given away! The Pharmacy’s Julie Alvarez won the lift chair (or scooter, her choice) while Eric Merone won the Woodloch spa treatment (his wife Michelle picked it up). Retired RN Joyce Eldred won the TV set!
Medical Equipment Manager Dennis Lazar says public barbecues may be in store for summer—stay tuned!