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February 16. 2013 6:04PM

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Dr. Griffin Bicking has accepted a position in vascular surgery at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. A 1996 graduate of Dallas High School, Bicking is a magna cum laude graduate of The University of Scranton, earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree and completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in vascular surgery at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a current member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Other honors include Chief Vascular Fellow and Chief Surgical Resident, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The son of Keith and Mimi Bicking, of Dallas, he is married to the former Sarah Kwashnik and is the father of Madison, age 3, and Grayson, age 1  1/2.

Sandra Voyak, an LPN at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, has been selected as a finalist in the clinical practice LPN category for the 2012 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a philanthropic organization whose purpose is to create, cultivate and support environments where professional nursing achievements are valued. Finalists will be honored and the winners will be announced at the 23rd annual gala Oct. 26 at the Radisson-Penn Harris, Camp Hill. Voyak resides in Mountain Top.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has officially earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ Disease-Specific Care for Hip Fracture, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. GWV is one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania with Hip Fracture Certification, one of 20 with Hip Replacement Certification and one of 47 with Knee Replacement Certification.

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