Hospital First in Region to Offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams are clinically proven to be superior to conventional 2D exams

Jesup, GA – Beginning in August, Wayne Memorial Hospital will be offering the latest in breast cancer screening advances, Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A Genius exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.

A Genius exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-DIMENSIONAL portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. A Genius exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.

The Hologic system is the only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis system as approved by the FDA. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities. The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities. This leads to better detection and greater peace of mind for our patients.

Large clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe have demonstrated the positive benefits of a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam. The largest study to date on breast cancer screening using the Genius exam was published in the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Findings include:

· A 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers.

· A 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers.

· A 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging.

Hospital Radiology Director John McCullough states, “Wayne Memorial is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, we’re providing the latest and most effective imaging tool for breast cancer screening.”

If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, patients may consult with their physicians or call the hospital direct at (912) 530-3197 or (912) 530-3272 beginning in August.

About Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams

The breast is a three-dimensional object composed of different structures located at different heights within the breast. These structures can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a flat two-dimensional image. This confusion of overlapping of tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Using breast tomosynthesis technology, the Hologic system creates a 3-dimensional image of the breast structure, which enables radiologists to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to detect cancers, often at an earlier stage.

The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S. Hologic Genius 3D Mammography™ exams are now available in all 50 states and over 50 countries. To date, more than 8 million women have been screened with this advanced screening system.

About Wayne Memorial

Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale coming to Hospital Lobby

Jesup, GA – Known as the leading $5 jewelry fundraiser in the nation, Masquerade Fundraising is returning to Jesup and the Wayne Memorial Hospital Lobby for three days for a $5 jewelry and accessories sale. Dates and times of the sale are:

Tuesday, July 12 – 7 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, July 13 – 7 am – 4 pm
Thursday, July 14 – 7am – 2 pm

Jewelry, scarves, collegiate accessories and more will be displayed in the lobby for shoppers. Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. The public is welcome. A portion of the proceeds is directed back to the Auxiliary, who donates proceeds back to the hospital for much-needed equipment and upgrades not budgeted.
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$29 Sheet and Pillow Sale to be held at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Jesup, GA – A $29 sheet sale (all sizes), will occur in the lobby of Wayne Memorial Hospital Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Shoppers may select from full, queen and king sets. Sets include a flat sheet, a deep pocket fitted sheet and four pillow cases. Also available are bamboo pillows.
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The sale is open to the public. Cash, checks, debit and charge cards are accepted. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hospital Auxiliary, a group of several dozen volunteers who give of their time and talents to serve patients, their families and the hospital community at large. Once a year, the Auxiliary donates a large portion of their funds back to the hospital for the purchase of medical equipment that benefits the public at large.
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Wayne Memorial Offers Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy® Procedure for Increased Visualization of the Colon Facility is one of the first in the nation to use EndoChoice’s (NYSE:GI) Fuse® endoscope system

Jesup, GA – Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deaths[1] and are the gold standard, for detecting colorectal cancers [2], the procedure is not completely effective in preventing cancer cases [3] For this reason, Wayne Memorial has invested in an innovative technology that allows doctors to see nearly twice the anatomy seen with a traditional, forward-viewing endoscope.

The Fuse endoscope system from EndoChoice®, Inc. uses three small cameras at the tip of a flexible GI endoscope. “Unlike standard, forward-viewing endoscopes that use a single camera, the Fuse system lets doctors see nearly twice as much surface area,” said Pam White, Director of the Operating Room.

“The Fuse endoscope is all about seeing more of the GI tract. It projects the expanded view on three screens to give physicians previously unseen views, such as behind colonic folds and difficult anatomy. We are pleased to offer this important new technology to our community.”

The Fuse system was cleared by the FDA in the U.S. “As an early adopter of the innovative Fuse system, Wayne Memorial is at the forefront of U.S. healthcare providers offering the best technology and procedures for detecting colorectal cancers,” said White. “Our team is proud to be using the new system in our ongoing effort to reduce cancer and provide the highest quality care to our patients.”

In a multi-center trial conducted in the U.S., Europe and Israel, researchers performed a series of colonoscopies comparing standard, forward-viewing endoscopes and the new Fuse® system.

The endoscope used in the first examination was selected randomly. After the first inspection, each patient immediately underwent a second colonoscopy performed by the same doctor, but with the competing endoscope. The 185 patient trial showed standard, forward-viewing endoscopes missed 41% of potentially pre-cancerous lesions, or adenomas, while the Fuse system missed just 7%. Additionally, Fuse found 69% more adenomas when compared to standard, forward-viewing endoscopes. The results of this clinical study were recently published in The Lancet Oncology.

“Standard, forward-viewing endoscopes provide up to 170 degrees of forward vision. The advantage of Fuse is that it allows endoscopists to examine twice the anatomy with a wide 330 degree view. This is especially advantageous because adenomas can be missed in difficult to find areas of the anatomy,” said White. “The findings are compelling and support the data from previous studies showing the limitations of standard, forward-viewing endoscopes. EndoChoice’s innovative Fuse technology can dramatically improve the effectiveness of this life-saving procedure. And improving the effectiveness of every procedure we perform here at Wayne Memorial is what we’re all about.”

Patient scheduling with the new Fuse system is now underway at Wayne Memorial. More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed across the United States each year and most insurance companies cover the costs for those patients over age 50.

About Wayne Memorial
Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

About EndoChoice

Based near Atlanta, EndoChoice (NYSE: GI) is a medtech company focused on the manufacturing and commercialization of platform technologies including endoscopic imaging systems, devices and infection control products and pathology services for specialists diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer. EndoChoice leverages its direct sales organization to serve more than 2,500 customers in the United States and works with distribution partners in 25 countries. The Company was founded in 2008 and has rapidly developed a broad and innovative product portfolio, which includes the Full Spectrum Endoscopy System (Fuse®).
To learn more, visit www.endochoice.com
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EndoChoice, Fuse, and Full Spectrum Endoscopy are registered trademarks of EndoChoice Holdings, Inc.

Animal Refuge Foundation (ARF) and Hospital Café Team up for Adoption Event

Jesup, GA – The Café at Wayne Memorial Hospital and the Animal Refuge Foundation (ARF) are teaming up for a special animal adoption event Thursday, May 26 at Wayne Memorial. Representatives will have live animals in the grassy area of the café parking lot ready and available for adoption. Hours of the adoption event are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To further help the organization, the Café at Wayne Memorial will be offering a special $7 plate during the lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to ARF. Lunch plates consist of chicken, two side items, bread and a drink. For more information, people may contact ARF at 912.586.6198 or the Café at Wayne Memorial at 912.530.3154.

ARF is an all volunteer, 501©(3) non-profit organization. Their primary mission is to place unwanted dogs and cats into loving, caring homes. ARF is a certified animal rescue operation through the USDA and seeks to identify safe foster homes for rescued dogs and cats until permanent homes are secured through the adoption program.

Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400+ employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

Hearing Technology Expert offering Educational Seminar and Lunch Monday, May 23 at Jesup area restaurant

Jesup, GA – As a service to the community, Mr. Scott Kiesling, Phonak Technology Expert, will be presenting an educational seminar over lunch Monday, May 23rd at Sybil’s Family Restaurant in Jesup. The program begins at 11 a.m. and will conclude by 1 p.m.

Mr. Kiesling will be discussing the major causes of hearing loss and the latest advancements in digital hearing aid technology. Lunch is complimentary. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (912) 385-9876.

The educational seminar and lunch are sponsored by The Listening Center and Wayne Memorial and St.Joseph’s/Candler Physician Specialty Associates. Also attending will be Thomas Chasse, M.D., ENT Surgeon and Karla McKenzie, MCD, CCC-A, Audiologist.

Dr. Chasse is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. As an ENT Surgeon, Dr. Chasse specializes in the evaluation and treatment of nose and sinus issues, airway obstruction, hoarseness, tonsil and adenoid surgery, ear infections, surgery for dizziness, hearing loss and head and neck tumors.

Karla McKenzie is an Audiologist with over 10 years’ experience providing comprehensive and state of the art services for identifying hearing loss for ages birth through adult and providing hearing healthcare for the hearing impaired. She earned her Masters of Communication Disorders from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is a member of the American Speech/Language Association. She especially enjoys working with the elderly and helping them with their hearing healthcare.

“Can You Fix My Broken Heart?” The Answer to that Question and more during Free Lecture May 26 led by Cardiologist Gary Stern, M.D.

Jesup, GA – Continuing its monthly lecture series, Wayne Memorial Hospital is announcing its next featured speaker and topic. Dr. Gary Stern, Cardiologist, will lead the free lecture on Thursday, May 26. The topic of the lecture is “Can you Fix my Broken Heart?” Dr. Stern will also present information on common cardiac conditions and testing.

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The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Coastal Pines Technical College’s Jesup Campus in the C. Paul Scott Polytechnical Building. The lecture will also allow time for a questions and answers. The public is welcome and there is no charge to attend.

These lectures are part of a monthly series offered by the hospital. Each of these lectures is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at Coastal Pines Technical College in the C. Paul Scott Polytechnical Building. The next lecture is slated for Thursday, June 23rd.

Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400+ employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

Wayne Memorial Partners with American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Red Cross Bloodmobile in the hospital parking lot. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-Red-Cross or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code wmh.

“Wayne Memorial is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Joe Ierardi, Hospital CEO. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.” According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

All presenting donors will be entered to win a $25 gift card from the hospital as show of appreciation. Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

$6 Jewelry and Accessories Sale to be held at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Jesup, GA – A $6 jewelry and accessories sale will be held in the lobby of Wayne Memorial Hospital Monday, May 2 through Thursday, May 5, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Shoppers may select from thousands of necklace and earring sets and other items including scarves, rings, bracelets and tote bags.

The sale is open to the public. Cash, checks, debit and charge cards are accepted. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hospital Auxiliary, a group of volunteers who exist at the facility to serve patients, their families and the community at large. Once a year, the Auxiliary donates a large portion of their funds back to the hospital for the purchase of medical equipment that benefits the public.

Dr. Elizabeth Crandall, Ophthalmologist, to offer Free Lecture April 28

Jesup, GA – Continuing its monthly lecture series, Wayne Memorial Hospital is announcing its next featured speaker and topic. Dr. Elizabeth Crandall of Crandall Eye Physicians and Surgeons will lead the free lecture on her field, ophthalmology. The title of the lecture is “20 Unbelievable Eye Myths that will Surprise You!”

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Dr. Elizabeth Crandall of Crandall Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Coastal Pines Technical College in the C. Paul Scott Polytechnical Building. The lecture will also allow time for a questions and answers. The public is welcome and there is no charge to attend. For more information about Dr. Crandall, the public may log on to crandalleye.com.

These lectures are part of a monthly series offered by the hospital. The next lecture, after the one given by Dr. Crandall, will be presented by Dr. Gary Stern, Cardiologist, Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. Each of these lectures is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at Coastal Pines Technical College in the C. Paul Scott Polytechnical Building.
Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.