PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT:  Jon Villaume, Villaume Foundation Board Member; Susan Diana, Director, Geisinger Health Foundation Development and Corporate Strategies; A. Kay Young, Senior Director of Advancement, Geisinger Health Foundation; and Lewis J. Critelli, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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For Immediate Release

Geisinger Health Foundation receives Villaume Foundation Grant

The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that the Geisinger Health Foundation has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2017 community grant awards.

A. Kay Young, Senior Director of Advancement and Susan Diana, Director, Development and Corporate Strategies, on behalf of Geisinger Health Foundation, received a check in the amount of $14,894.36 from Villaume Foundation Board Members, Jon Villaume and Lewis J. Critelli.

Geisinger Health Foundation is one of the nation’s largest health service organizations; serving more than 3million residents throughout northeast, central and south-central Pennsylvania. Partnering with Wayne Memorial Hospital, Geisinger Health Foundation will use The Villaume Foundation grant to start a tele-trauma program which will provide patients in Wayne and Pike Counties, when being treated in the emergency room at Wayne Memorial Hospital, improved access through telemedicine to Geisinger pediatric and adult trauma surgeons for trauma care as well as Geisinger neurologists for stroke care.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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