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Some can still apply for ACA

NEW YORK STATE — Individuals can still enroll in a 2015 New York State Health Marketplace plan and get health insurance coverage this year through the programs below:  Read more

Understanding the new insurance system

Starting in 2013, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became the new way that individuals and employers can purchase health care coverage through exchanges. This is complex piece of legislation, and there has been much confusion and at times misrepresentations in launching this program. This article will attempt to give you an overview of how your insurance rates are calculated with the various health care exchanges.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

12/26/14 — Adam James Herron was born to Veronica Umbarila and Adam Herron of Greeley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Ana and Josa Umbarila. Paternal grandparent is Joann Herron.

1/18/15 — Dominic Michael Cilino was born to Brooke Swingle and Anthony Cilino of Hawley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Catherine Morris and Michael Swingle of White Mills, PA. Paternal grandparent is Theresa Cilino of Beach Lake, PA.

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:  Read more

Valentine’s Day Heart-a-Thon

REGION — The Grover Hermann Hospital Auxiliary will participate in the February 14 Valentine’s Day Heart-a-Thon. On that day, pledges from anyone who calls 845/796-1212 between 9 and 10 a.m. on the morning of February 14 will benefit the Grover Hermann Hospital/Catskill Regional Medical Center.

If you will not be able to call in during that time period, you can call auxiliary president Dottie Schlegel at 845/932-8487 ahead of time to make your pledge. The auxiliary is hoping to raise enough money to purchase a portable ultrasound machine, an important diagnostic instrument.

Free Valentine’s whole body wellness clinic

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Beach Lake Wellness Center will hold a free Valentine’s Whole Body Wellness Clinic on Sunday, February 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The center will provide an afternoon of pampering for mind, body and spirit, offering chair massage, Reiki, acupuncture information and a 20-minute Shibashi class (a tai chi and qigong combination).  Read more

Hospital-to-home class for caregivers

LIBERTY, NY — Caregivers, seniors, and anyone concerned about an aging individual are invited to a free, informative program on Hospital-to-Home Preparation for seniors on Wednesday, February 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Refreshments will be provided.  Read more

Greater Hudson promotes Salvatore

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Frank Salvatore Jr., RRT, MBA, FAARC to administrator of ancillary services.  Read more

Caregivers’ support group

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other caregivers at the monthly meeting of the Caregiver’s Support Group, which will be held at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center, 323 10th St., on Wednesday, February 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The group meeting is informal, but informational. The counselors are experienced and understanding. Sharing experiences, ideas, situations, solutions and frustrations can help you and others who attend. Consider this as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being.  Read more

Advocating for Medicaid and Medicare reform

At a time when much is said about a need for increased access to behavioral health care, legislative reforms are a challenge. Some who have attempted to reform Medicaid and Medicare have included Congressman Chris Gibson at a federal level and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, who chairs the Assembly Mental Health Committee in Albany. But the problem is not resolved.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

November 17, 2014 — Landon Jacob Van Varick was born to Cassandra Klim and Jordan Van Varick of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandmother is Lina Klim of Moscow, PA. Paternal grandparents are Steven and Shelley Van Varick of Damascus, PA.

December 4, 2014 — Carter James Buehring was born to Sandra and Erich Carl Buehring Jr. of Beach Lake, PA. Grandmother is Edna Mahne of Carbondale, PA. Grandfather is Erich Buehring Sr. of Carbondale, PA.  Read more

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