Wayne Memorial Hospital congratulates two Wayne County High School football players as their Players of the Week. This week’s selections include Kalijha Hartzog (Defense) and M.J. Fuller (Offense) for their performances against Richmond Hill High School. The Yellow Jackets of Wayne County High bested the Wildcats of Richmond Hill in the home opener.

Wayne Memorial Hospital Congratulates First Players of the Week of the 2018 Season

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial Hospital congratulates this season’s first Wayne County High School Football Team’s Players of the Week. This week’s selections include Trevin Wallace, left, for his contributions on Offense and Tregg Patterson, right, for the same on Defense. The Yellow Jackets of Wayne County won the match in their season opener against the Blue Tide of Long County.

Welcome Breakfast September 13 for Dr. Jay Cook, Orthopaedic Surgeon

A Drop -In Welcome Breakfast for Dr. Jay Cook, Orthopadedic Surgeon, is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 7:30 – 9 AM in Wayne Memorial’s Café’ Conference Room. The public is invited. Dr. Cook is already seeing patients in the area and his office may be reached by calling (912) 427-0800.

Dr. Cook is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a concentration in Sports Medicine and shoulder procedures. A Major in the US Army, he began his medical career at Winn Army Community Hospital in 2014 where he was the Chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery clinic. During his nine-year active duty career in the Army, Dr. Cook has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal as well as numerous other military awards.

Jodi’s Accessories Returns to Hospital Lobby for Volunteer Fundraiser

A Georgia Company, Jodi’s Accessories, will be returning to Wayne Memorial to help the hospital volunteers raise money through a fundraising sale. Known for their unique and stylish array of gifts, Jodi’s will be offering home décor, cups, clipboards, bows, pop sockets and more. Most items are $6. Dates and times of the sale are:

  • Tuesday, September 18th – 11 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, September 19th – 7 am – 6 pm
  • 24Thursday, September 20th – 7am – 3 pm

Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. For a sneak preview of their merchandise, log on jodisaccessories.net or find them on Facebook under the name “Jodi’s Accessories.” The mission of the hospital volunteer group is to serve patients, patient family members and hospital staff. They donate thousands of hours a year in volunteer time and their monetary donations to the hospital assist in the procurement of necessary but unbudgeted equipment.

Give Blood and Save Lives September 26 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup

Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the bloodmobile 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 for a sponsor code. Walk-ins are also welcomed. Donors may streamline their appointments and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete their pre-donation questions.

The American Red Cross mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 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 third largest employer in Wayne County with 500 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

Volunteers at Wayne Memorial Welcome Jesse’s Girl Pop Up Shop to Lobby for Fundraiser

Jesse’s Girl will be holding a Pop Up Shop in the lobby of Wayne Memorial Hospital. Featuring items like Yeti brand cups, Kate Spade accessories and fine jewelry, the volunteers and vendor welcome the public. The vendor will feature a special during the show – Buy one get one 50% off. Onsite monogramming is also available. Dates and times of the sale are:

  • Tuesday, August 14th – 7 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 15th – 7 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday, August 16th – 7am – 3 pm

Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. A portion of the proceeds is directed back to the hospital volunteer group, who donates proceeds back to the hospital for much-needed equipment and upgrades not budgeted. For a sneak preview of their merchandise, log on to jessesgirlbb.com<http://www.masqueradefundraising.com/> or find them on Facebook under the name “Jesse’s Girl Boulevard Boutique.”

“Caring for the Community” in Action Via Good Samaritan Canned Food Drive

Departments within Wayne Memorial held a canned food drive to benefit the local Good Samaritan Center. This morning, representatives gathered to present the items to Jimmy Dick, Vice President of Good Samaritan. The center, located in downtown Jesup at Southeast Broad and Bay Streets, is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. They service 35 clients on average every week and have 15 volunteers. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering may stop by the center. Pictured are, from left to right, Dick, Hospital CEO Joe Ierardi, Hospital Volunteer Janice Scarborough and Hospital Employee Madison Klymshyn.

Emergency Appeal from The American Red Cross

CURRENT NEED

Following a tough Fourth of July week for blood donations, the American Red Cross is now facing an emergency blood shortage and has issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and help save patient lives. Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, and more donations are needed now to prevent delays in urgent medical care to vulnerable patients.

KEY MESSAGES

  • The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelets.
  • Imagine if someone you love needed a blood type that was missing from hospital shelves.
  • Without more blood donors now, hospitals may not have the blood needed to save lives.
  • You are the #MissingType, and patients need you. Help the American Red Cross meet the emergency need for blood and combat a summer blood shortage.
  • Donations are urgently needed now to help ensure blood types don’t go missing.
  • Eligible donors with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available.
  • Schedule an appointment today by using the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
  • Donors can save up to 15 minutes by using RapidPass to complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.

Welcome Breakfast July 18 for Family Physician New to Area, Dr. Dorothy Nelder

The Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph’s/Candler Physician Associates are pleased to announce a family physician has joined the group, Dr. Dorothy Nelder. A drop-in welcome breakfast will be held in Wayne Memorial’s cafeteria conference room Wednesday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The public is invited. Dr. Nelder’s office is already open, as she is joining Dr. Crystal Bright, also a family physician. The office is located at 930 South First Street in Jesup and appointments may be made by calling (912) 559-2337.

As a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Nelder completed her residency in Family Medicine at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. She has been practicing Family Medicine in Alabama for the past 15 years. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She and Dr. Bright welcome new patients.

Give Blood and Help Save Lives July 30 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup

Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Monday, July 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the bloodmobile 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 for a sponsor code. Walk-ins are also welcomed. Donors may streamline their appointments and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete their pre-donation questions.

The American Red Cross mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 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 third largest employer in Wayne County with 500 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.