Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Wednesday, November 2

Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Wednesday, November 29, 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. The goal of this drive is to collect 31 units of blood. If the drive goes 5 units over the goal, $25 will be raffled off. If the the goal is exceeded by 10 units, $50 will be raffled off. To make their visit quicker, donors may go online the day of the drive to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass. All blood types are needed, as one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

Taylor, Buggs Tapped as Hospital Players of the Week

Wayne Memorial Hospital congratulates two Wayne County High School Varsity football players on being selected the hospital’s Players of the Week. Shamar Taylor (left) is Offensive Player of Week and Nyzaia Buggs (right) is Defensive Player of the Week. The students were selected for their performances in a 28-0 first round playoff win over Thomas County Central High School.

Hospital Players of the Week are Fuller and Trent

Wayne Memorial Hospital congratulates two Wayne County High School Varsity football players on being selected the hospital’s Players of the Week. MJ Fuller (left) was selected for his performance on offense and Lamont Trent (right) was chosen for his performance on defense. Wayne County beat Ware County 28-14, which clinched the region championship. 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.

Andrews and Fuller Players of the Week

High School Varsity football players on being selected the hospital’s Players of the Week. Victor Andrews (left) was selected for his performance on offense and Zach Fuller (right) was chosen for his performance on defense. Wayne County High beat New Hampstead High last week.

Grand Patio Unveiling and Steak Day

The grand patio unveiling and a special lunch service will be offered Thursday, October 26 for diners at The Café at Wayne Memorial. A hand-cut ribeye steak meal will be offered for $14. Included with the 10-12 ounce steak is a choice of two side items, dinner roll, dessert and fountain drink. Steak Day at The Café will be held during the lunch service, which is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The award-winning 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.

Hartzog and Nelson Tapped as Wayne Memorial Players of the Week

Wayne Memorial Hospital congratulates two local football players on being named the hospital’s Players of the Week. Kalijah Hartzog (left) was selected for his performance on defense, while his teammate Demaurio Nelson (right) was chosen for his performance on offense. Their team, the Wayne County High School Yellow Jackets, played the Glynn Academy Red Terrors last Friday night.

Cribb and Trent are Players of the Week

Congratulations to Ashby Cribb (left) and Lamont Trent (right) who were selected as Players of the Week for their performances in the latest game. Their team, the Wayne County High School Yellow Jackets, beat the Pierce County Bears 30 to 8. Cribb was chosen for his contributions on offense, while Trent was chosen for his contribution to the team on defense.

Free Childbirth Class Offered Saturday, October 7

A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital Saturday, October 7 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) 530-3117 or (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.

Hospital Building enters Double Digits

Wayne Memorial Hospital will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary of its “new” building on Friday, September 22. Staff, media partners and the public are invited to hear remarks by Hospital CEO Joe Ierardi at 2 p.m. in the main conference room. Cake and punch will be served afterward.

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 400 employees, 84 beds and is a two-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

Hospital to host Lobby Events, Tuesdays for Tatas, to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Wayne Memorial will host two events in their lobby during October. The first of the two “Tuesdays for Tatas” will occur Tuesday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second event will occur Tuesday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information about breast cancer, giveaways and pink refreshments will be provided. The public may also register for one of two free mammograms to be given away during the month.