Medical Clinic Reopens
By Pete Hardenstine
When September’s flood ravaged the business district in Wyalusing Township east of the borough, Memorial Hospital’s Community Health Associates LLC Wyalusing Medical Clinic was among the victims.
After working for over two months out of Towanda, the clinic reopened at its old location in the same building housing the Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center on Nov. 21.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, a ribbon-cutting was held to commemorate the clinic’s return to Wyalusing by the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Larry Linnell, MD, and Korie Lambert, PA-C, are currently seeing patients.
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Dr. Linnell is a board-certified family practice and surgical obstetrics physician with more than 27 years of experience. He has been on the staff of Memorial Hospital and Community Health Associates LLC since June 2008.
His practice serves people of all ages, including caring for expectant mothers, delivering babies and surgical caesarian deliveries. As a Memorial Hospital staff member, he had privileges to admit and treat patients and deliver babies at the hospital.
Lambert has been on the Memorial Hospital and Community Health Associates LLC staff since January 2011.
A Certified Physician Assistant, Lambert, a Sullivan County High School graduate, also has admission and treatment privileges at Towanda Memorial Hospital.
“We welcome patients back to the convenience of their hometown Wyalusing Medical Clinic,” said Jeff Russell, Director of Marketing and Development.
Russell expressed his thanks to the GWCC, especially Executive Director Wendy Gaustad and President Carol Goodman, for their help, not just this autumn during the flood recovery, but with helping to get the clinic started in Wyalusing.
“I’d like to thank them for welcoming us to Wyalusing from the beginning and for being supportive after the flood,” Russell said.
Russell recognized it was an inconvenience for many of the clinic’s patients to make the trip to Towanda for the two months that Dr. Linnell and Lambert were working out of Memorial Hospital.
“There were a lot of hands and heart involved in getting us back,” he added, saluting Robyn Lacy, who runs the Children’s Center where the clinic is located, for her help.
He also wanted to recognize the maintenance crew that had the dirty task of cleaning out the office and cleaning and replacing any of the equipment that could be salvaged.
Russell remarked that he was impressed, but not surprised, with the way the Rt. 6 business area has bounced back from the flooding.
“I appreciate the way the community regrouped and rebuilt,” he said. “This is the community to do it in.”