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Wyoming County Healthcare Center, Inc.

 5950 US 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
 

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The project's impact on the local community is multifaceted, encompassing job creation, economic development, education opportunities, and improvements in healthcare accessibility and quality. 
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Our Story

The closure of Tyler Memorial Hospital due to the diminished quality of care provided by Commonwealth Health resulted in a significant gap in healthcare services for Wyoming County and its surrounding areas. To address this critical loss, WLR Family Limited Partnership and Wyoming County Healthcare Center (WCHC) have forged an innovative alliance aimed at enhancing healthcare accessibility and services within Wyoming County. Central to this partnership is WLR's acquisition of the former Tyler Hospital, now located at 5950 State Route 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, boasting 90,000 square feet across 31 acres.

 

Wyoming County Healthcare Center will manage the property and secure tenants that create a medical center for the residents of Wyoming County. The comprehensive suite of services offered will go beyond traditional boundaries, encompassing primary care, lab services, walk-in care, basic x-ray services, and advanced imaging modalities such as mammography, ultrasound, CT, and MRI. In the long term, we envision collaborative ventures in mental health, dentistry, rehabilitation, wellness, vision, gynecology, and outpatient surgical procedures, creating strategic partnerships to enrich the healthcare landscape and address diverse needs.

 

Aligned with the diverse demographic spectrum of Wyoming County, our initiative is dedicated to uplifting under served residents, seniors, children, and veterans, fostering affordable and complete healthcare for the enhancement of quality of life throughout the community.

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What We Value

Through ongoing innovation and collaboration, we will continue to evolve and expand our portfolio of services, ensuring comprehensive healthcare access for all residents, now and into the future.

With a focus on leasing space to healthcare agencies and supporting tenants through grants and fundraising efforts, WCHC is poised to transform healthcare delivery in the region. Our commitment to excellence, shared vision, and collaborative approach ensure that we remain at the forefront of advancing healthcare access and quality in Wyoming County and beyond.

Beyond healthcare, our objective is to implement a wide-ranging workforce training program that supports career exploration and skills development across various industries. This initiative will empower our community with the resources needed for sustainable economic development.

Moreover, we are committed to bridging the digital divide by providing free broadband access and the use of computers within our facility. This access will empower our community members, especially those in underserved populations, to pursue telehealth options, educational opportunities, and employment initiatives, thus enhancing both individual and community economic prosperity.

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Meet The Team

Executive Director

William Ruark

William Ruark, an esteemed business leader with a lasting impact on Wyoming and Lackawanna County, continues to shape the regional landscape with his visionary approach to business and community development. As the owner of a diverse portfolio of enterprises within Wyoming and Lackawanna Counties Mr. Ruark's entrepreneurial prowess has not only shaped the regional business landscape but has also contributed significantly to community growth and prosperity. William Ruark, an esteemed business leader with a lasting impact on our area, continues to shape the regional landscape with his visionary approach to business and community development. As the owner of a diverse portfolio of enterprises within Wyoming and Lackawanna Counties, Mr. Ruark's entrepreneurial prowess has not only shaped the regional business landscape but has also contributed significantly to community growth and prosperity.

Director of Operations

Ryan Ruark

Ryan Ruark, a multifaceted entrepreneur and the driving force behind a diverse portfolio of successful businesses, embodies the essence of compassionate leadership and unwavering dedication. From an early age, Ryan immersed himself in the family business, learning invaluable lessons in entrepreneurship, resilience, and the importance of fostering strong familial bonds.

With a deep-rooted appreciation for the value of hard work and determination, Ryan has carved out a reputation as a dynamic leader known for his kindness, empathy, and genuine concern for others. Whether it's overseeing operations, cultivating strategic partnerships, or championing philanthropic causes, Ryan approaches every endeavor with a blend of compassion and unwavering drive.

Despite the demands of managing multiple ventures, Ryan remains deeply committed to upholding the core values instilled by his family, placing a premium on integrity, honesty, and prioritizing the well-being of his loved ones. His ability to seamlessly balance the demands of business with a strong sense of familial responsibility serves as a testament to his character and leadership style.

Ryan is actively involved in initiatives aimed at giving back to the community and creating opportunities for others. Whether it's supporting local charities, coaching young athletes, or advocating for charitable causes, Ryan is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the world around him.

Driven by a profound sense of purpose and guided by their deeply held values, Ryan continues to inspire those around him through his relentless pursuit of excellence, unwavering kindness, and steadfast commitment to both his family and the greater good.

Operations Manager

Jim Lenz

Jim Lenz brings a wealth of hands-on experience and a passion for craftsmanship to his role as Operations Manager at Wyoming County Healthcare Center. With a career that spans several decades and diverse sectors of the construction industry, Jim is a seasoned professional with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence.

Jim's journey in construction began in his early twenties when he ventured into entrepreneurship, starting his own business building homes. His entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to quality quickly earned him recognition in the industry as he gained invaluable experience in large-scale construction projects and meticulous project management. His reputation for delivering exceptional results and his dedication to customer satisfaction set him apart as a trusted leader in the local construction community.

At Wyoming County Healthcare Center, Jim oversees all construction and maintenance within the facility, ensuring that our infrastructure meets the highest standards of safety, functionality, and aesthetics. His hands-on approach, attention to detail, and commitment to quality craftsmanship are evident in every project he undertakes.

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Dave Dymond

Dave Dymond is a seasoned professional with a passion for ensuring operational excellence at Wyoming County Healthcare Center. Dave made Tunkhannock his home in 1973. Following his high school graduation, he delved into the world of construction, honing his skills and work ethic.

In 2006, Dave found his calling at Tyler Memorial Hospital, where he served as a dedicated maintenance technician for over 16 years. His commitment to maintaining facilities and equipment to the highest standards earned him admiration from colleagues and patients alike.

Now, as a valued member of the Wyoming County Healthcare Center team, Dave brings his wealth of experience and dedication to his role in operations. His meticulous attention to detail and steadfast work ethic make him an invaluable asset to our organization, ensuring that our facilities run smoothly and efficiently to serve our community with excellence.

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Bill Jeffreys

A dedicated professional, Bill Jeffreys, brings a wealth of local knowledge and expertise to Wyoming County Healthcare Center. Born and raised in Tunkhannock, PA, Bill's roots run deep in the community he serves.

After graduating from Tunkhannock Area School District in 2004, Bill pursued his passion for environmental science at Paul Smith College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science in 2008. Eager to make a difference close to home, Bill joined Meshoppen Stone, a cornerstone of the community, where he applied his expertise to support environmental sustainability and resource management efforts.

Now, as a valued member of the Wyoming County Healthcare Center team in operations, Bill's local insight and commitment to his community shine through in all that he does. With his unique perspective and dedication, Bill plays an integral role in ensuring that our facilities operate efficiently and sustainably, reflecting our commitment to both our community and the environment.

Legal

Mike Mey

Michael Mey serves as a key legal consultant for Wyoming County Healthcare Center, bringing his expert legal acumen in personal injury, insurance, and construction law from his partnership at the Scranton law firm of Mey & Sulla, LLP. Holding a B.A. from Wilkes University and a J.D. from Capital University, Mr. Mey is deeply integrated into the legal community through his memberships in the Luzerne County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. His specialized knowledge in areas such as auto accidents, construction law, and civil litigation is crucial in navigating the complex legal landscape that affects healthcare delivery. Michael’s role ensures the center adheres to the highest standards of compliance and legal practice, safeguarding our mission to provide exceptional healthcare services.

Project Development

Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson brings decades of experience in education and a passion for community development to her role as Project Developer at Wyoming County Healthcare Center. After retiring from a 30-year career as a school teacher, Debbie has honed her skills in strategic planning, communication, and project management. Her commitment to lifelong learning and her dedication to serving the Tunkhannock area, where she has resided since 1985, make her a valuable asset to our team.

Debbie's extensive background in education equips her with a unique perspective on problem-solving and community engagement. She brings a collaborative spirit and a deep understanding of local needs to her work, driving initiatives that enhance healthcare services and promote wellness in our community.

Public Relations

Sara Ergott

Sara Ergott, a proud lifelong resident of Wyoming County, plays a pivotal role at Wyoming County Healthcare Center as the Liaison and Outreach Coordinator. With over two decades of experience in education and a deep-rooted connection to the community, Sara brings invaluable insight and dedication to her role.

Utilizing her advanced degrees and 21 years of experience in education, Sara excels in crafting and disseminating compelling content to engage our target audience effectively. 

Beyond her role at Wyoming County Healthcare Center, Sara is actively involved in the community, serving on the board of trustees for the Dietrich Theater. Her commitment to fostering cultural enrichment and her dedication to improving the lives of Wyoming County residents exemplify her leadership both professionally and personally. Sara is instrumental in forging meaningful partnerships and driving positive change in our region.

Finance and Accounting

Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is the Financial Manager at Wyoming County Healthcare Center, where he is entrusted with maintaining the financial health of the organization. His responsibilities encompass creating and maintaining accurate financial records, preparing comprehensive financial reports, and overseeing the center's budget. Shawn also manages payroll functions, conducts financial analysis to enhance operational efficiency, and ensures compliance with relevant financial regulations. His strategic financial oversight supports the center’s goals of delivering exceptional healthcare services while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Shawn’s expertise is essential for driving the financial stability and growth of the center.

Director of Development

Lindsay Shalata

Meet Lindsay Shalata, the Director of Development at Wyoming County Healthcare Center. A 2004 Elk Lake High School alumna, Ms. Shalata excelled in her studies at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies in 2008, with minors in Biology and Neuroscience, followed by a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. Prior to her current role, she practiced as a physician assistant at Dallas Family Practice, gaining extensive experience in managing conditions such as chronic kidney disease, neck pain and spine issues, and bronchitis.

As the Director of Development, Lindsay now leads our efforts to forge partnerships with other healthcare entities to enhance service delivery within the community. Her role involves strategic planning, fundraising, and community outreach to ensure the center not only meets but exceeds the healthcare needs of our region. Lindsay’s leadership is pivotal in driving initiatives that promote health education and access to care, underscoring her commitment to the well-being of every community member.

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