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The Wright Center's Community health workers

Professions

Community Health Workers a vital, growing career in Northeast Pennsylvania

One of the fastest growing, most in-demand roles in health care today is one many people have never heard of: Community health worker or CHW.

Dental Services 

Scranton native serves community by filling cavities – and gaps in dental workforce

Dr. McCarthy trains new dentists to provide care in underserved areas like her beloved working-class hometown

Dr.Beltre

Graduate Medical Education

After Wright Center residency, this physician ready for the long haul

Dr. Beltré foresees career longevity in family medicine – and finds spot in NEPA

Image of Andy and Agnes Touch in their kitchen making coffee

Primary Care

Archbald couple appreciates Wright Center services

Despite close calls, the Touch family avoids serious illness amid pandemic and praises the caring, close-to-home provider

Addiction and Recovery Services

For addiction recovery, don’t discount power of a good paycheck

The Wright Center and allies in newly formed Project PROGRESS aim to expand work options for region’s residents seeking to overcome substance use disorders

Picture of Michaelene Davis with her boxer Rosie

Obesity Medicine Services

Olyphant resident sheds 70 pounds, finds new ‘comfort’ zone

Michaelene Davis, 69, recaptures joy of volunteering and other activities with assistance from The Wright Center’s obesity medicine services

James Coursen Walking Downtown

Dental Services 

Wright Center dental team salvages man’s damaged teeth, confidence

Scranton resident beams after getting care he wanted at an affordable price

Dr. Chaitanya Rojulpote, an internal medicine resident at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, provided treatment to Nina, an 86-year-old grandmother, who was on the verge of collapse when she arrived at the refugee camp in Medyka, Poland.

Graduate Medical Education

Wright Center resident physician travels abroad to aid Ukrainian refugees

Solo trip to Polish border town allows Dr. Rojulpote to deliver hands-on care and dose of hope

Healthy MOMS Program 

Mother-to-be finds help, hope in overcoming addiction

The Wright Center-led Healthy MOMS program propels former Lake Ariel woman as she moves from homelessness to a whole new life

Primary and Preventive Care 

Regional native spearheads startup of The Wright Center’s North Pocono Practice

Amanda Turoni advocated for the creation of a primary care clinic to serve her adopted community in the Moscow area

Patient & Community Engagement

The Wright Center proudly assists drop-in center with services to Scranton’s homeless

Partnership with Community Intervention Center offers safety net to those in need of shelter and ‘fresh start’

Addiction and Recovery Services

Patient photos centerpiece of powerful new display at Clarks Summit Practice

Inspirational images from people living in recovery and others serve to promote healing amid prolonged pandemic

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program customizes help for patients – and caregivers

Throop couple finds answers, support and services by connecting with The Wright Center’s team

Graduate Medical Education

Meet The Wright Center’s new Director of Health Humanities

Scranton artist Allison LaRussa will offer purposeful projects to promote healing and prevent physician burnout

Pediatrics Services

Counting new baby, four generations of family served by The Wright Center

Our ‘medical home’ connects patients, physicians in trusting bond

COVID-19 Services 

Throop resident calls vaccination visit a lifesaver

Linda Marhelski landed in Wright place at right time to have dangerously high blood pressure detected

Geriatric Care

For ageless Ann, there’s no place like home

Our Geriatrics Service Line supports area seniors who aim to live independently