Community Events & Announcements






$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale Coming Returning to 
Wayne Memorial Hospital Lobby

Jesup, GA –  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 17th – 9 am – 6 pm 
Wednesday, July 18th – 7 am – 6 pm 
Thursday, July 19th – 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 Auxiliary, who donates proceeds back to the hospital for much-needed equipment and upgrades not budgeted.

For a sneak preview of their merchandise, log on to 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.


Welcome Breakfast July 18 for  
Family Physician New to Area, Dr. Dorothy Nelder

Jesup, GA – The Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph’s/Candler Physician Associates are pleased to announce a family physician has joined the group, Dr. Dorothy Nelder.  A drop-in welcome breakfast will be held in Wayne Memorial’s cafeteria conference room Wednesday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The public is invited.  Dr. Nelder’s office is already open, as she is joining Dr. Crystal Bright, also a family physician. The office is located at 930 South First Street in Jesup and appointments may be made by calling (912) 559-2337.

As a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Nelder completed her residency in Family Medicine at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. She has been practicing Family Medicine in Alabama for the past 15 years. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She and Dr. Bright welcome new patients.

Caption: Dorothy Nelder, M.D.



Give Blood and Help Save Lives July 30 at
Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Monday, July 30, 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 and entering “wmh” when prompted for a sponsor code.  Walk-ins are also welcomed. Donors may streamline their appointments and save up to 15 minutes by visiting 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.

Home Runs help fund Local Shelter’s Summer Program for Kids
Hospital donates $550 to Fair Haven via WCHS Varsity Baseball


Jesup, GA – What brings together a high school baseball team, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse and a small, rural hospital? A good cause. “Home Run Funds,” to be exact.  Before the first crack of the bat was heard for the 2018 Wayne County High School Yellow Jackets this season, Wayne Memorial Hospital committed to give Fair Haven Shelter $50 for every home run the Jackets hit. After the season concluded, with 11 home runs, the grand total going to Fair Haven tallied $550. Yesterday, all parties met up at the Fair Haven Market to make the gift official. 

Representatives from the 3 parties convened in front of the Fair Haven Market to present the check: From left to right – WCHS Baseball Coach Justin McDonald, WCHS Varsity Baseball Player Cooper Martin, Hospital Executive Assistant and Fair Haven Board Member Janet Keith, Fair Haven Executive Director Julia Burch, Hospital Summer Student Worker Maggie Miller, WCHS Varsity Baseball Player Ford Townsend, and WCHS Varsity Baseball Player Gant Starling.

Janet Keith, Executive Assistant to the hospital CEO and CFO, said, “It is an honor and privilege to be 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 giving $50 for every home run produced by 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.”

Julia Burch, Executive Director of Fair Haven, added, “The shelter is very excited to dedicate this $550 to use this summer for our Children’s Program, which helps little ones heal and recover from witnessing violence in the home. The program defuses trauma not only through age-appropriate activities to address their emotional needs but also through play, art and creative movement. Thank you to Wayne Memorial Hospital and our talented baseball team and coaches as we all work together to strengthen our future players!”

Wayne County High School’s Baseball Coach Justin McDonald said, “It is very important to be able, as a baseball program, to give back to the community.  This community has shown so much support for our program and players over the past years and it is our obligation to serve when we have the opportunity to do so.  We want to thank Joe Ierardi and Wayne Memorial Hospital, along with everyone involved, in continuing this project and allowing us to play a role in it.  I also have to thank the players for putting good swings on the baseball this season.  We, as a program, are looking forward to continuing this project for many years.”

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 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.

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. 





Wayne Memorial Hospital Presents $5,000 to Screven City Council to Brighten Fireworks Show.





















School’s out and summer is here! Consider volunteering for a child in foster care and become her Everyday Hero.
By showing up to support her well-being, she’ll be twice as likely to find a safe, permanent home.
Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA volunteers-are Everyday Heroes that are specially trained to protect only the best interests of children in foster care.
You can become an Everyday Hero this summer and help a child in foster care.  Learn how by calling 912-367-0064.  That’s 912-367-0064.