Wayne Memorial Hospital celebrates centennial year

1969 nurse Catherine Kelly with an ambulance patient.

The year 2020 will be forever remembered as the year of the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic.

It is also Wayne Memorial Hospital’s centennial year, and many celebrations were planned to recognize this milestone.

While it’s unclear if the Sept. 19 event in Honesdale Central Park or the May 30 ceremony to re-dedicate the hospital to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces will take place as planned, everyone is invited to visit the hospital’s centennial page and take a virtual stroll down Memory Lane. Videos capture the hospital’s 100-year history in photos and a few interviews, including one with Dorothy Moser, a registered nurse who worked in the very first hospital on Court Street in Honesdale as well as a segment titled “Doc” profiling the beloved Harry D. Propst, MD.

Visit wmh.org/our-centennial. It’s an “armchair” activity. No need to leave your house.

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