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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Lions Clubs International, along with local clubs, recently donated $93,000 to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s Tambur Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the purchase of an ophthalmology camera. This technology allows medical staff to more quickly and easily diagnose retinopathy of prematurity by examining the retinas of neonatal patients. 

The PA Lions foundations who contributed to the project are Lions of PA Foundation, Lions of 14W Foundation, and Northeast Sight Services Foundation as well as Lions Clubs in District 14W, Luzerne County. The Lions clubs of JLW Mountain Laurel, Kingston and Forty Fort were the sponsoring clubs for the LCIF grant. 
Members of the Lions Club present a check at Geisinger Wyoming Valley
From left are: Cheryl Connolly, senior director of Advancement for Geisinger Northeast; Cheryl Martin, AVP of Surgery for Geisinger; Joan Milligan; Janice Divers, inpatient nursing operations manager of Pediatrics for GWV; Krystal Sperlazzo, ophthalmology technician; William McLaughlin Jr., DO, ophthalmologist at GWV; Denise Stone, director of service line advancement; Eileen Yurish and Mark Serafin.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley staffers test new equipment provided by donations from the Lions Club
From left are: William McLaughlin Jr., DO, ophthalmologist at GWV; Patricia Newell, RN; Deborah Thornton, RN; and Krystal Sperlazzo, ophthalmology technician.

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