The Wright Center Welcomes Director of Scholarly Activity and Research

Michael Irvin Arrington, PhD joined The Wright Center as the Director of Scholarly Activity and Research in September 2017. In this role, Dr. Arrington will develop the infrastructure and programming to support medical residents’ knowledge of the principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care. He will collaborate […] Read more »

The Teaching Health Center Initiative: Funding Residencies, Fueling Renewal, Generating Hope

As the largest Teaching Health Center in the nation, we are privileged to train doctors who are interested in making a genuine difference in their communities. Thanks to the tireless work of leaders in Graduate Medical Education and the support of our elected officials, the Teaching Health Center program is receiving necessary exposure at the […] Read more »

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 »

The Wright Center Hosted its Annual Community “Fall into Health” Fair and 5K Walk/Run

The Wright Center for Primary Care hosted its annual community “Fall into Health” Fair and 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The event included a morning full of activities and helpful health-related information, including blood pressure screenings, BMI screenings, vision screenings, an obstacle course, nutrition information, and pumpkin decorating, along with the annual 5K […] Read more »