Community Events & Announcements

CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS!
04/01/22
Jesup, GA – The Blood Connection (TBC), an independently managed, non-profit community blood center is now a supplemental blood provider for Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, Georgia. Their first blood drive at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s parking lot was held Thursday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shortly after the blood drive ended at 4 pm, 46 units of blood had been collected and some donors were still finishing up. The goal of the drive was 40 units. Thank you for helping make this effort a success. What a way to welcome The Blood Connection to our part of the state for the first time!

04/01/22

$6 Fundraiser Slated for April 14-15 at
Wayne Memorial Hospital
 
Jesup, GA – A $6 jewelry and accessories sale is travelling to Jesup and Wayne Memorial. Shoppers may select from hundreds of name brand products for men, women and children. Items showcased include fashion jewelry, rings, pashminas, reading glasses, sunglasses, wallets, tote bags and more. All of the vendor’s classic line items are $6 while premier show specials will range in price from $7.95 to $14.95. Dates and times of the sale are:
Thursday, April 14th – 8 AM – 8 PM
Friday, April 15th – 7 AM – 3 PM
The sale, open to the public, will be held in the front lobby of the hospital each day. Cash, MasterCard and Visa are welcome. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hospital volunteers, a group who gives of their time to serve patients, their families and the community at large. 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.

03/31/22

Surgeon Hits Milestone of Completing 350 Robotic Surgeries

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia are celebrating a recent milestone of one of their partner physicians, Dr. Matthew Valosen. He recently completed his 350th robotic surgery using the Stryker Mako System.

Although the surgeon actually performs the procedure, and controls the robotic arm used in these procedures, the robotic arm affords increased precision of the installation of the new joint and aids in quicker recovery for the patient. This feature enables surgeons to perform total knee replacements with a higher level of accuracy and customization for the patients. “It’s exciting to be on the cutting edge of technology and see the end result of bringing that technology to rural Southeast Georgia,” Dr Valosen said. “Until recently, most patients may have felt that they needed to travel 1-2 hours to large metropolitan areas to have this this type of procedure because of the equipment those hospitals had. Our own local citizens have now been able to receive that same level of care much closer to home, and without the travel time involved. It’s all about what’s best for the patient. And I’m happy to be a part in their journey of healing.”

Hospital Operating Room Director Heather Elliott shared, “The number of completed surgeries using the system comes as no surprise to us at Wayne Memorial, since the demand for joint replacements has been steadily rising the past few years and is expected to rise in future years.”
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia provides comprehensive orthopedic care using the most technologically advanced equipment. Featuring on-site x-ray services, open MRIs accredited by the American College of Radiology, and six healthcare providers, BJI serves over 18 Southeast Georgia counties with offices in Jesup, Baxley, Hinesville, and Waycross.
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 three-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

02/03/22

KN95 Masks donated to Wayne Memorial via Partnership with
Congressman Buddy Carter and SK Battery America

Jesup, GA – For the third time during the coronavirus pandemic, a northeast Georgia company, SK Battery America, reached out to Congressman Buddy Carter’s office and rural hospitals across the state offering help to healthcare workers and patients via KN95 masks. Recently, 2,000 masks were delivered by SK Battery America personnel to Wayne Memorial, bringing their total donation to 5,000 masks. On hand at the donation were, from left to right, SK Battery America’s Director of External Affairs Steven Jahng, Wayne Memorial’s Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Quality Angie Jones and Sk Battery America’s Director of Public Relations Yangho Kim.

“We are so thankful for each of these masks,” Jones said. “Not only can our healthcare personnel use them to protect themselves during their work, we can offer them to patients for their protection as well.” Jahng added, “Let’s hope this is the last time a mask donation is needed in any part of the state and we can all get this virus behind us.”

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 three-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.

01/04/22

First Wayne County Baby of the Year Arrives

Weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces and measuring 18.75 inches long, Baby Tyree was born 1/2/22 at 3:04 p.m. to proud parents Taylor (mother) and Tyrezz (father). Baby Tyree is welcomed home by older sister Laine. Brought into the world by Dr. Jeffrey Harris and Dr. Sandra Mager, Baby Tyree is under the care of pediatrician Dr. Stanley Jones. He is the first baby born at Wayne Memorial in 2022 to a Wayne County Family. Congratulations to all.

 

 

 

 

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