Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD and Terri Lacey, RN Highlight the Partnership of the Behavioral Health Initiative to Combat Psychiatrist Shortage

A 2015 white paper published by a physician staffing firm called it a “silent shortage.” In a country gripped by the grim phenomenon dubbed “deaths of despair,” “it” is a severe and under-appreciated shortage of the very people with the skills and knowledge necessary to reverse the trend. Our region, like the rest of the […] Read more »

The Wright Center Patient Engagement Council Celebrates a Successful Caring Hearts Panel Discussion and Dinner

The Wright Center Patient Engagement Council (PEC) hosted a Caring Hearts Panel Discussion and Dinner on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Genetti Manor, Dickson City. The event featured a panel discussion led by well-recognized local physicians: Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D.; Lear Von Koch, M.D.; Dipti Pancholy, M.D.; and Samir Pancholy, M.D. Paola Giangiacomo of WVIA moderated […] Read more »

Patient Engagement Council Announces Community Initiatives and Inaugural Event

As an integral component of The Wright Center’s patient engagement initiative, the Patient Engagement Council (PEC) was founded in March of 2016 to support the partnership between patients and their healthcare providers. The PEC is focused on patient education, patient education and patient advocacy and was founded on the belief that patients are the number […] Read more »

The Wright Center for Primary Care Designated as an American Association of Diabetes Educators Accredited Program Site

The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley was recently named an accredited diabetes education program site by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). The program, “Wright Steps for Healthy Living,” will provide residents in Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike counties with increased access to critical diabetes education services. Diabetes education is a collaborative process […] Read more »