First-time Vendor, Specialty Distributors, Partners with Hospital Auxiliary for August Fundraiser

Jesup, GA – The volunteers at Wayne Memorial are pleased to bring a first-time vendor, Specialty Distributors, to the hospital lobby to assist with one of their monthly fundraisers. Latest styles and colors of handbags will be available for sale. A small portion of the proceeds will go back to the hospital volunteer group, a non-profit entity who exists to serve patients and their families. The event is open to the public. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and debits cards will be accepted. Days and times of the sale are:

Tuesday, August 23: Noon to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 25: 7 a.m. to noon.

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.
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Hospital adds to Service Line by Partnering with Neurological Institute of Savannah and Center for Spine

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial has partnered with the Neurological Institute of Savannah and Center for Spine to bring neurosurgeon services to the area. The group offers a team of board certified neurosurgeons with extensive experience treating back and neck problems. Appointments may be made by calling (912) 355-1010. Physicians will offer office visits locally at 370 Peachtree Street in Jesup.

The institute’s flagship facility is located at 4 Jackson Street in Savannah. More information about it or its physicians may be found online at www.neurologicalinstitute.com. The Neurological Institute of Savannah and Center for Spine is one of the largest neurosurgical groups in the Southeast. In addition to its main location in Savannah, Neurological Institute also has neurosurgery clinics in Statesboro, Georgia and Bluffton, South Carolina.

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.

Free Childbirth Class Offered July 16 at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Jesup, GA – A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital annex building (located at the corner of Peachtree Street and Colonial Way in Jesup). The class is ideal for those expectant mothers 25 weeks pregnant or later by July 16. Those interested in registering may do so by calling (912) 530-3118.

Topics of the class will include the normal process of pregnancy, labor and delivery with an emphasis on conscious prepared childbirth. Stress is placed on a medically safe delivery in the hospital under the direction of a physician. Additional topics are infant care and infant feeding. Attendees are encouraged to invite a support person to the class.

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.
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100 Days of Summer, 100 Days of Hope

Blood Drive Set for Wednesday, July 20 at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Jesup, GA – With 100 days of summer comes 100 days of hope. Blood is especially needed this time of year as families often travel out of town for vacations, leaving the local supply low. Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Wednesday, July 20. Donors may stop by the bloodmobile any time that day, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., adjacent to the exterior entrance to The Café at Wayne Memorial. Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering “wmh” when prompted. Walk-ins are also welcome. Those donating will be given a chance to win a $25 gift card as a show of appreciation. Just one pint can save up to three lives.

Hospital Goes Green to Light up Screven Fireworks Show

Jesup, GA – Of the $15,000 price tag to host the July 2nd Screven Fireworks Show, roughly a third of that cost will be funded by Wayne Memorial. Averaging 26 tons of recycled cardboard annually since 2008, the hospital sets aside its cardboard boxes each day that package supplies shipped to it throughout the year. Hospital Director of Maintenance and Security Joe Davis shares that with the assistance of Envirocycle of Alma and Interstate Paper of Riceboro, those 26 tons of crushed cardboard result in $5000 of proceeds annually.

Emma Lou Thompson, the hospital’s director of human resources and citizen of Screven says, “It’s our pleasure to donate these proceeds to Screven to host such a nice show for the community.” Miguel Vail, Screven City Councilman, noted his appreciation for Wayne Memorial’s nine-year partnership with the city’s fireworks show.


Human Resources Director Emma Lou Thompson (left) presents the check for $5000 to Screven City Councilman Miguel Vail (right). The sum will go toward’s the city’s fireworks celebration, which draws hundreds of visitors to the area.

Hospital Medicine and Advance Directives: Everything you Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask

Jesup, GA – Have you put aside making decisions because you have questions? Or, have you wondered what your options are? With an advance directive, you can make choices that will be best for you and your family. Continuing its monthly lecture series, Wayne Memorial Hospital announces its next featured speaker and topic. Dr. Erin Alexander, Hospitalist, will lead this free lecture on Thursday, June 30. The topic of the lecture is “Hospital Medicine and Advance Directives: Everything you Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask.”

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, June 30 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 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. 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.

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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For a sneak preview of merchandise, log on to www.masqueradefundraising.com or find them on Facebook under the name “$5 Jewelry by Masquerade Fundraising in GA.”

$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.