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1/20/21
Second Round of Covid-19 Vaccine Given in Wayne 
Emergency Workers, Doctors, Nurses, hospital staff receive doses
Jesup , GA– “Peace of mind” and “thankful.” Words given by Wayne Memorial Hospital Employee Janet Keith when describing her reaction to receiving her second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. She adds that she is “praying it is available to all who want to get the vaccine soon.” Keith says, “We need 2021 to start being Covid-free as everyone needs ‘peace of mind’ regarding Covid-19.”
Angie Jones, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for the hospital, remarked how “everyone was pretty excited today about getting the second shot. We’re giving 100 vaccines today and will move forward with the remaining shots for our first responders and staff in the future. The goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
Hospital CEO Joe Ierardi spoke of the importance of coordination and teamwork in getting the vaccine to the hospital and properly distributed, referencing a plan the staff had in place for immediate implementation upon receipt. He shared that, in fact, vaccines were being administered within two hours of receipt last month during the first round of shots. Ierardi added, “For those that want this vaccine, it gives them a sense of relief, confidence and peace of mind. It gives them another added layer of protection against this disease.”
This second shot is being given in the right arm, which is different from the first shot, as the hospital gave the initial injections in the left arm. The hospital reminds people to continue to utilize the “Three Ws” – washing hands often, wearing masks when appropriate and watching their distance with others.
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.

She Reigns

Wayne Memorial Welcomes First Baby of 2021, Sarah Reign Wilson

Caption: Weighing in at eight pounds, three ounces and measuring 21 inches long, Sarah Reign Wilson rang in the New Year with her parents by making her debut at 9:51 a.m. January 1. She is the first baby born in 2021 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Sarah Reign is welcomed home by her parents, Elaina and Mark Wilson of Wayne County. Baby Sarah was helped into the world by Dr. Sandra Mager, assisted by Dr. Jeffrey Harris. Dr. Stanley Jones is her pediatrician. Sarah is named after her paternal great grandmother, who passed away in May, her parents shared. “The nurses, staff and physicians have been great here. It’s been a very good experience,” the first-time father said.

December 28, 2020

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Wayne
Physicians, hospital staff receive doses

Jesup – An early Christmas present arrived this year for healthcare workers at Wayne Memorial – the first installment of Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine. Among the first in the group to receive the vaccine was Dr. Bill Headley. He shares he has experienced no real side effects, lest a sore arm for a couple of days. “I encourage folks to get the vaccine, so that we can beat this virus quickly.” Headley will return 28 days from the shot date for his second dose of the vaccine. He added it was the “best early Christmas gift EVER!!”

Hospital Employee Beth Gorse also received the first of the two-part vaccine. She experienced soreness in her arm the next day, similar to a flu shot. She shared, “I have a sense of relief knowing that I’ve started this vaccine process.”

Fellow employee Janet Keith joins her coworkers in their excitement on receiving the vaccine. “All is well. Feeling appreciative! I pray it is available to everyone who wants the vaccine soon. I am more afraid of getting Covid-19 than I am of taking this new vaccine. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a Covid-free 2021 for all. Roll your sleeves up…and get ready!” Keith also shared she has experienced no side effects.

Angie Jones, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for the hospital, said, “We are excited to have the vaccine available for our healthcare providers and first responders.  The vaccine gives us all hope in a better year coming. We have had no serious reactions or issues reported in anyone who has received the vaccine to date.”

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.

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