Students Draw to Spread Word on Stroke Prevention

Dunmore students with Regional RNsTiffany Dickson and Melanie Mott, stroke coordinators at Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton, held a stroke education program at Dunmore Elementary School.

Students were asked to draw pictures of what a stroke means to them.

Their submissions are being used in the hospital’s stroke coloring book and some drawings were chosen to help spread the word on stroke prevention.

Winners of the art contest were awarded prizes. Shown from left are: Tiffany Dickson, Brett Monelli, Bryce Talutto, Christopher Padula, Quinn Healey, Scott Czanker and Melanie Mott.

“Bowl for a Cause” Raises More than $2,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer

Bowl for a Cause

Commonwealth Health held its annual “Bowl for a Cause” fundraiser at South Side Bowl in Scranton.  Approximately 175 employees from Regional Hospital of Scranton, Moses Taylor Hospital and Commonwealth Health Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS) took part in the event.

Each employee who participated paid a fee to bowl two games with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer. More than $2,300 was raised for the charitable organization.  Prizes including highest and lowest team bowling score, best and worst individual score, best team name and best team spirit were handed out to participants.

Members from Commonwealth Health team “Cha-Chings” include, Kathy Martillotti, Michele Beck, Matthew Kalinchok, Nicole Yusinski, John Matlock, JoAnn Hanusich and Lynn Lucash.

Baby Blankets Donated to Moses Taylor

Baby Blanket DonationVolunteer groups throughout Lackawanna County made and donated handmade blankets, hats and sweaters to babies and children at Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital.

Forty-six blankets, of all colors and sizes, along with several hats and sweaters were collected and delivered to the hospital in Scranton. Nurses at Moses Taylor distribute the blankets to newborns or young patients who have to spend time in the hospital due to sickness or injuries.

Shown from left: Andrea Kocher, nurse manager of mother-baby & pediatrics, Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital, and Mary Kluck, Simpson, volunteer.