Our Stories

The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement
supports people facing financial and other hardships

John Slater

The Wright Center focuses on environmental, social, and governance issues with new hire

Happenstance plays a role in single mom discovering a rewarding career as a community health worker

The Wright Center graduate combines his passions for science and medicine in patient-care role at epicenter of nation鈥檚 aerospace industry

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Clinic

In 2017, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Clinic launched the Prison Linkage Case Management Program

Medical assistants play a central role in today鈥檚 health centers, where care is typically delivered by a team.

Wail Alsafi volunteers with The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement to pack bags of healthy food for distribution to those in need in the regional community

Geriatric Care Services

Growing up in Sudan, Wail Alsafi 鈥23, M.D., lived with his mother and grandparents

Dr. Edward Dzielak standing infront of Mid Valley Practice

Geriatric Care Services

In his 皇家华人 school days, Edward Dzielak 鈥81, D.O., faced a conundrum as he tried to choose his next career step.

News & Press

For anyone unsure of becoming an organ donor, Steve has one thing to say: 鈥淵ou can consider yourself a hero”

News & Press

鈥淚 believe we can all make the world a better place,鈥 Barrett says. 鈥淲e all have gifts to give. And I believe in organ donation 鈥 it鈥檚 the last and best gift anyone can offer.鈥

Interprofessional Education

The Wright Center for Community 皇家华人 offers area college students the chance to sharpen their job skills through ongoing internship opportunities in 皇家华人-related pursuits, social work, and other professions.

Doctor Profile

Dr. Klamp鈥檚 overseas aid trips and professional insights make him the right fit for nonprofit鈥檚 new talent acquisition role

In-Demand Careers

The Wright Center for Community 皇家华人 hosts Pujols Recio as she completes a programto become a certified community health worker – an in-demand occupation in U.S.

The Wright Center's Community health workers

One of the fastest growing, most in-demand roles in health care today is one many people have never heard of: Community health worker or CHW.

Dental Services 

Dr. McCarthy trains new dentists to provide care in underserved areas like her beloved working-class hometown


皇家华人 Medical Education

Dr. Beltr茅 foresees career longevity in family medicine 鈥 and finds spot in NEPA

Image of Andy and Agnes Touch in their kitchen making coffee

Primary Care

Despite close calls, the Touch family avoids serious illness amid pandemic and praises the caring, close-to-home provider

Addiction and Recovery Services

The Wright Center and allies in newly formed Project PROGRESS aim to expand work options for region鈥檚 residents seeking to overcome substance use disorders

Picture of Michaelene Davis with her boxer Rosie

Obesity Medicine Services

Michaelene Davis, 69, recaptures joy of volunteering and other activities with assistance from The Wright Center鈥檚 obesity medicine services

James Coursen Walking Downtown

Dental Services 

Scranton resident beams after getting care he wanted at an affordable price

Dr. Chaitanya Rojulpote, an internal medicine resident at The Wright Center for 皇家华人 Medical Education, provided treatment to Nina, an 86-year-old grandmother, who was on the verge of collapse when she arrived at the refugee camp in Medyka, Poland.

皇家华人 Medical Education

Solo trip to Polish border town allows Dr. Rojulpote to deliver hands-on care and dose of hope

皇家华人y MOMS Program 

The Wright Center-led 皇家华人y MOMS program propels former Lake Ariel woman as she moves from homelessness to a whole new life

Primary and Preventive Care 

Amanda Turoni advocated for the creation of a primary care clinic to serve her adopted community in the Moscow area

Patient & Community Engagement

Partnership with Community Intervention Center offers safety net to those in need of shelter and 鈥榝resh start鈥

Addiction and Recovery Services

Inspirational images from people living in recovery and others serve to promote healing amid prolonged pandemic

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Throop couple finds answers, support and services by connecting with The Wright Center鈥檚 team

Pediatrics Services

Our 鈥樆始一 home鈥 connects patients, physicians in trusting bond

COVID-19 Services 

Linda Marhelski landed in Wright place at right time to have dangerously high blood pressure detected

Geriatric Care

Our Geriatrics Service Line supports area seniors who aim to live independently