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Wayne Memorial Hospital Congratulates First Players of the Week of the 2019 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 Snapper Daniels, left, for his contributions on Defense and Antwan McBride, right, for the same on Offense. The Yellow Jackets of Wayne County won the match in their 42-0 win over the Blue Tide of Long County.

Wayne Memorial offers Extended Hours for Screening Mammograms in October

Jesup – Each Tuesday and Thursday evening in October (with the exception of Halloween), Wayne Memorial Hospital will host its annual “Girls’ Night Out” as a part of their Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. This event’s purpose is to encourage women to get their annual mammograms. During “Girls’ Night Out,” women can schedule screening mammograms as late as 7:30 p.m. at Wayne Memorial. The dates of this year’s event are: October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29.

Patients will experience the benefits of undergoing a 3D Mammogram using the latest in breast cancer screening advances by Genius(tm) 3D Mammography(tm) exams. Radiology Director John McCullough states, “Later hours offer more women in our community more time to get this important screening mammogram completed. ” As a breast cancer survivor, Becky Phillips knows first-hand how crucial regular, on-time mammograms are. Phillips, who also happens to be the hospital’s Medical Records Director, says, “If caught early, breast cancer is treatable and beatable.”

Key points to know for Girls’ Night Out include:

  • Mammograms must be ordered by a physician.All patients must present physician orders at the appointment before the procedure. Normal insurance/payment procedures apply.
  • All participants must have a scheduled appointment. Mammograms need to be scheduled through the WMH Centralized Scheduling Department at (912) 530-3197, (912) 530-3272 or (912) 530-3230 after receiving a physician’s order. Unfortunately, walk-ins cannot be accepted.

Only screening mammograms will be performed during the event. All mammograms scheduled between the hours of 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in October are for screening purposes only. No prior issues or diagnostic mammograms will be performed during the “Girls’ Night Out” event.

Free Childbirth Class Offered Saturday, September 21 at Wayne Memorial Hospital Jesup, GA

A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital Saturday, Sept 21 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.

Jodi’s Accessories Returns to Hospital Lobby for Volunteer Fundraiser

A Georgia Company, Jodi’s Accessories, will be returning to Wayne Memorial to help their  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 17th – 9 am – 6 pm 
Wednesday, September 18th– 7 am – 6 pm 
Thursday, September 19th – 7am – 2 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 monetary donations to the hospital in order to assist in the procurement of necessary but unbudgeted equipment.

Let’s Save Lives with a Blood Drive Wednesday, August 28, 11 am – to 4 pm

On August 28, the staff at Wayne Memorial is rolling up their sleeves to save lives in a different way and are inviting the public to join them. The hospital is proudly partnering with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the blood mobile, parked right outside the cafeteria. The Red Cross has over 130 years of experience providing humanitarian aid – including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need.

Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org<http://www.redcrossblood.org/> and entering “wmh” as the 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.

$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale Coming Returning 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:

  • Tuesday, July 16 – 9 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, July 17 – 7 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday, July 18 – 7am – 2 pm

Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. The public is welcome. A portion of the proceeds is directed back to the hospital volunteers, who donate back to the hospital for needed equipment and upgrades not budgeted once a year. For a sneak preview of their merchandise, log on to www.masqueradefundraising.com<http://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.

Tuesday, July 16 – 9 am – 6 pm Wednesday, July 17 – 7 am – 6 pm Thursday, July 18 – 7am – 2 pm Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. The public is welcome. A portion of the proceeds is directed back to the hospital volunteers, who donate back to the hospital for needed equipment and upgrades not budgeted once a year. For a sneak preview of their merchandise, log on to www.masqueradefundraising.com<http://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.

Baseball and Bucks for the Betterment of a Community Hospital donates $250 to Fair Haven via WCHS Varsity Baseball

Wayne Memorial Hospital recently gave Fair Haven Shelter $250 in honor of the Wayne County High School Varsity Baseball Team’s performance this past season.

Janet Keith, Executive Assistant to the hospital CEO and CFO, said, “It is an honor and privilege to have served as a Fair Haven Board Member and to be employed by Wayne Memorial Hospital – a place that not only serves the residents of Wayne County, but gives back to the community on many different levels. At the beginning of the WCHS baseball season, Wayne Memorial again committed to partnering with the Varsity baseball team in order to support Fair Haven in a creative and unique way. We, at the hospital, are thankful to have a facility in Wayne County as a safe haven for victims of domestic violence as they seek help and change from a negative environment to a positive one for themselves and their children.”

Wayne County High School’s Baseball Coach Justin McDonald remarked, “This partnership is a great way for us as a baseball program to give back to organizations in our area. We’ve received so much support for our program and players over the years from this community. A special thank you to Joe Ierardi and Wayne Memorial Hospital, for bringing our team and Fair Haven together in this special way. And I also have to recognize the players for their outstanding performances this year. We’re all looking forward to next year’s donation.”

Dana Mathis, Executive Director of Fair Haven, shared, “We are grateful at Fair Haven for this donation and will put it towards our Children’s Program. The program helps kids heal and recover from exposure to domestic violence via age-appropriate activities such as play, art and creative movement. Thank you to both organizations for recognizing this need in our community as we all work together to strengthen it.”
Fair Haven is a 12-bed facility that focuses on giving victims of domestic violence a safe place to heal while providing the resources to begin a new life. If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, call Fair Haven at 912-588-9999. If you would like to give of your time, talents or resources, you may also contact Fair Haven at fairhavenjesup.org. The Fair Haven Market, located at 488 Southwest Broad Street in downtown Jesup, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market’s motto is “Second Hand Items Giving A Second Chance at Life.” All proceeds from Fair Haven Market go directly to helping victims of domestic violence. The market may be reached at 912-588-1998. Pickup of donations and delivery of large purchases are available. Donations may also be dropped off at the store during normal business hours.

$29 Sheet and Pillow Sale Returning

A $29 sheet and pillow sale (all sizes), will occur in the lobby of Wayne Memorial Hospital later this month. Davis Creations is bringing their $29 Sale to Jesup Tuesday, June 11th through Thursday, June 13th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and also Friday, June 14th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Shoppers may select from full, queen and king-sized sets. Sets include 6 pieces: a flat sheet, a deep pocket fitted sheet and four pillow cases. The sets are machine washable and dryable. Also available are bamboo pillows, which may help those suffering from snoring, neck pain, TMJ, allergies and migraines.

The sale is open to the public. Cash, checks, debit and charge cards are accepted. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hospital volunteers, a group of several dozen people who give of their time and talents to serve patients, their families and the hospital staff. Once a year, the volunteers donate a large portion of their funds back to the hospital for the purchase of medical equipment that benefits the public at large.

Pinwheels with a Purpose

The National Exchange Club was founded in Detroit, MI, in 1911. To date, Exchange is the only service organization exclusively serving communities in the United States. More than 650 local clubs, and nearly 20,0000 members, throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico provide individuals with opportunities to use their time and talents to benefit their local communities and the country. Exchange’s Core Values are family, community, and country. Adopted in 1917, and inspired by the 133rd Psalm, the organization’s Motto is, “Unity for Service.”

Through three Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service, and Youth Programs -and Exchange’s National Project, the prevention of child abuse, local-level clubs fulfill important needs in their communities every day.

A few members of our local club, the Wayne County Exchange Club, recently gathered at the front of Wayne Memorial Hospital to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The sign and accompanying pinwheels fronting Highway 84 visually remind thousands of passersby of this important issue.

Welcome Breakfast for Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon

The Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph’s/Candler Physician Associates are pleased to announce an Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon has joined the group. A drop-in welcome breakfast will be held for Dr. Oliver Jenkins in Wayne Memorial’s cafeteria conference room Wednesday, May 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend. His offices are located in Jesup, Blackshear and Hinesville and may be reached by calling (912) 427-7790.

As a graduate of The College of Charleston, Dr. Jenkins attained his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Drew University of Medicine and Science. Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Jenkins brings to the group 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of the ear, nose and throat as well as related structures of the head and neck. He holds several memberships in medical societies including the Society of University Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons and the Association of Thyroid Surgeons. He also serves as the William Harry Barnes ENT Society National Secretary.

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