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Lions plan cleanup
The Eynon Archbald Lions Club will collect litter along its Adopt-A-Highway route on October 22.
Club members are asked to gather at the Archbald Borough building to pick up needed supplies at 8:45 a.m. Any interested residents can participate.
The Archbald Community Ambulance will provide a safe escort.
Church with clothing and food drive
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church of Olyphant will hold a clothing drive through October 23.
Clothing and accessories for men, women, children and babies for all seasons will be accepted and delivered to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Scranton.
The church has already donated a number of Halloween items from their fall thrift sale to UNC. Items can be dropped off at St. Cyril’s School Gymnasium, 133 River Street, Olyphant. Use the side door or go behind the presbytery from 3pm to 5.30pm on Saturday and from 10am to 12.30pm on Sunday. Clothes, which should be clean and wearable, can be left on hangers, in bags or in boxes.
The church is also holding a non-perishable food drive at the same time; items can be dropped off at the same location and at the same times as the clothing collection. Pastor Nestor Iwasiw suggested the food would be delivered to the church’s neighbor, Rescue and Restore Church on Willow Street, which organizes food distributions on the first Monday of every month.
The Carbondale area crowns the queen
On September 23, Carbondale Area held their annual comeback match.
After the alumni parade, the Chargers took the field against Western Wayne. At halftime, the short 2022 was recognized. They include Shauna Durst, Robert Constantine, Brycen Kelly, Audrey Cobb, Julia Gorel, Cameron Kilmer, Sophie Crozier, Oscar Martinez, Alyssa Hendrick, and Liam Shenise.
Julia Gorel has been crowned Homecoming Queen.
“I was completely in shock and I was humiliated,” she said. “It was unexpected to receive this crown. This moment felt quite surreal. I attribute most of the support I have been given to my mother and my aunt who stayed up all night to help me making this dress. My brother as well as my neighbor, Nate, were also very encouraging. I felt like the underdog the whole time and was in tears when they announced my name.
Students gain experience at the Wright CenterThe Wright Center for Community Health recently welcomed eight master’s-level students who will gain knowledge and experience in its primary care practices by completing a program to become physician assistants.
The students are among the first class to enroll in the Central Coast Physician Assistant program, a new initiative of AT Still University of Health Sciences in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers and select health centers across the country.
Participants in the 24-month program attend ATSU’s Santa Maria campus in California for one year during their preclinical phase. Then they enter a clinical phase, which includes 35 weeks of supervised clinical practice experiences at the Wright Center or another partner community health center.
“The Wright Centers for Community Health and Higher Medical Education is deeply immersed and passionately engaged in developing and inspiring our current and future interprofessional health workforce,” said Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, President and Chief from the leadership of the Wright Centers for Community Health. and higher medical education. “We are excited to embrace an expanded role in preparing physician assistants to work in community teaching health centers, where they will serve and care for historically underserved populations.
“Our partnership with ATSU’s College for Healthy Communities will force us to multiply the achievement of our shared mission to improve America’s health and well-being,” she added. “Future graduates of the program will be essential to the continued renewal of the workforce of community safety net providers such as the Wright Center for Community Health, which depend on dedicated teams of caring, patient- and community-centered healers. community.”
Physician Assistants Bryan Boyle and Angelo Brutico, who are each an alumnus of Marywood University and an employee of the Wright Center, will provide on-site program oversight and direction as Regional Directors of Physician Assistant Education. of the ATSU.
The Central Coast Physician Assistant program prepares its graduates to be “highly competent professionals in the science of medicine” who are “steeped in the osteopathic tradition of caring for body, mind, and spirit for the whole person.”
The Wright Center and ATSU have a long history of successfully collaborating to conceptualize and initiate programs that develop compassionate and skilled physicians and other healthcare professionals to help address workforce shortages in communities. rural and other underserved areas of the country.
Representatives from the AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, based in Mesa, participated in the planning stages of the national family medicine residency at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education – a unique program that places medical residents at one of four partner training sites in the United States
In 2020, under a separate program, the Wright Center for Community Health became a rotating home site for aspiring physicians enrolled at ATSU-SOMA – which bills itself as “the medical school from the future”. The school’s unique medical education model allows students to spend their freshman year at the Mesa, Arizona campus, followed by three years at a community health center, where the focus is on fostering caring physicians. of the community who will defend equitable access to health care. . About 30 ATSU-SOMA medical school students are based in primary care practices at the Wright Center in northeastern Pennsylvania.
These programs, combined with the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s existing residency and fellowship programs, have positioned the Wright Center’s nonprofit as a true regional provider of interprofessional healthcare education.
The first cohort of Physician Assistant students is expected to complete their clinical rotation at the Wright Center in June 2023.
To learn more about Central Coast Physician Assistant program opportunities, visit the ATSU website at atsu.edu. or contact Carla Blakeslee, Internship Coordinator at the Wright Center, by calling 570-591-5116 or emailing [email protected].