Free Childbirth Class Offered Saturday, May 5 at Wayne Memorial Hospital

A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria conference room. This class is ideal for those expectant mothers 25 weeks pregnant or later by the class date. Those interested in registering may do so by calling (912) 530-3118 or (912) 530-3117.

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 covered are infant care and infant feeding. Attendees are encouraged to invite a support person to the class.

Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Tuesday, April 3, 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<http://www.redcrossblood.org/> and entering “wmh” when prompted for a sponsor code. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

American Heart Month has Local, Personal Connection with City and Newborns

In honor of Heart Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) sponsors the Little Hats, Big Hearts Program. According to the AHA’s website, volunteers from around the country band together to showcase the significance of the month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, mothers and heart healthy lifestyles. The hats are donated to babies nationwide in February in order to empower mothers to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.

And this year, the program has a unique local tie to the City of Jesup and Wayne Memorial. City of Jesup employee Rosie Kinard saw a Facebook post about the program a few months ago. She thought to herself, “That’s nice. I can make a couple of hats and send them in.” The next morning at work, she mentioned the program to City Manager Mike Deal, who suggested she make one for each of the babies born during the month of February at Wayne Memorial. She said, “Challenge accepted.” A few phone calls later, Rosie committed to making 50, the average number of babies born at the hospital during the month of February. She shares her reasoning for upping her commitment from 2 hats to 50. “Heart disease touches every person in the United States in one way or another. My father, Hayward Norris, died from congestive heart failure, so these hats are in memory of him in the hopes that everyone makes their heart health a top priority.”

The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program started in February 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. It collected 300 hats in the first year. The program is now in more than 40 states and collected over 200,000 this year. 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 475 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

Your Silver Connection Coming to Wayne Memorial Hospital Lobby For Auxiliary Fundraiser

With 20% percent off everything, the public may treat themselves, family and friends for birthday, graduation, bridal, Easter and Mothers’ Day gifts early. Your Silver Connection, hailing from Metro Atlanta, will be offering sterling silver, boutique fashion jewelry and clothing in the lobby of Wayne Memorial Hospital in mid-March. The upcoming sale’s dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, March 13: 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, March 14: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday, March 15: 7 am – 3 pm

Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted. The event is hosted by the Auxiliary, a group of volunteers working within the hospital to assist patients, their families and hospital staff. Sales are held monthly and a portion of the proceeds goes back to the Auxiliary, who then makes an annual contribution to the hospital for unbudgeted medical equipment and supplies, benefiting the community at large. Last year, the Auxiliary contributed more than $384,000 in donated labor and funds to the hospital through its service and fundraisers.

Two Days and Three Special Meals on tap for The Cafe

Over the course of two days, three special meals will be offered next week at the award-winning Café at Wayne Memorial on February 13 and 14. To celebrate Mardi Gras, The Café will be serving made to order, Mardi Gras-colored pancakes for breakfast February 13 from 6:30 a.m. To 9:30 a.m. For lunch that day, they’ll offer Cajun grilled shrimp served over cheddar grits.

In honor of Valentine’s Day on February 14, diners are invited to partake in the Sweethearts Shrimp Scampi Lunch for two for $19.99. This special meal includes the main entrée of lemon garlic butter shrimp served over linguine pasta, garden salad, garlic stick, choice of fountain drink or tea and homemade strawberry cream cake. The Sweetheart Meal will be served during the lunch service, which is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Café offers an outside entrance to the restaurant for patrons to bypass walking through the hospital. The Café, which serves three meals a day to the public and to patients, is open 365 days a year. Their menu line, 912.530.3100, is updated with a recorded description of the lunch and dinner fare by 9 a.m. each day.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Receives $500 to Upgrade Equipment

Caption: Receiving a donation from Wayne Memorial’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Jones (right) is Wayne County Sheriff John Carter (left). Carter says, “We certainly appreciate the gift and will use it towards equipment, perhaps for some cameras for our investigators.”

Hospital Redirects Funds to Wayne County Toy Drive In Lieu of Christmas Gifts to Physicians

In lieu of buying Christmas gifts for their physicians, Wayne Memorial Hospital donated $1,000 to the Wayne County Toy Drive. Employees joined the effort by donating 349 toys. Presenting the check to City Manager Mike Deal (seated left) was Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Gary Stern (seated center). Also seated are Jesup Mayor and Hospital Authority Member David Earl Keith. Standing with them are, from left to right, Toy Drive Volunteer and City of Jesup Employee Rosie Kinard and Hospital CEO Joe Ierardi.

Anyone interested in giving of their time, financial resources or toys to the drive may contact Jesup City Hall at (912) 427- 1313.

Free Childbirth Class Offered December 30 at Wayne Memorial Hospital

A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital December 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria conference room. The class is ideal for those expectant mothers 25 weeks pregnant or later by the class date. 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 covered are infant care and infant feeding. Attendees are encouraged to invite a support person to the class.

Fuller, Cribb Chosen as Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Players of the Week

Wayne Memorial Hospital extends congratulations to Zach Fuller (left) and Ashby Cribb (right) on being selected as this week’s players of the week. Fuller on defense and Cribb on offense contributed significantly for Wayne County High in the second round of playoffs against Jones County High.

$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale Coming Back to Wayne Memorial Hospital Lobby

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:

  • Sunday, December 10 – 1pm – 5 pm
  • Monday, December 11 – 7 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 12 – 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. Masquerade Fundraising, in a very short time, has become the most recognized a For a sneak preview of their merchandise, log on to www.masqueradefundraising.com or find them on Facebook under the name “$5 Jewelry by Masquerade Fundraising in GA.” Merchandise planned for this sale may include jewelry, scarves, purses, workout wear, fidget spinners, collegiate accessories and more.