HONESDALE - On July 1st, Wayne Memorial Hospital’s medical staff welcomed new leadership. Scott Epstein, MD, succeeded David Caucci, MD as president of the staff and Timothy Farley, MD stepped into Dr. Epstein’s previous role as vice president.
    Dr. Epstein is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and medical director of the Good Shepherd-Wayne Memorial Inpatient Rehabilitation unit. He is part of Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, which has offices in Scranton and Honesdale. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Epstein joined Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) in 1995.  
    Dr. Farley, who was previously the Medical Director of Imaging at the former Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale, has held the same role at WMH since 2012.  He completed both his undergraduate and medical school degrees at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
    The two physicians serve as liaisons between Wayne Memorial Hospital administration and a medical staff of more than 200 physicians and mid-level providers (nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, physician assistants). The medical staff president also acts on matters of mutual concern with Chief Executive Officer David Hoff and Medical Staff Chief William Dewar III, MD.
    “The medical staff and the duties of our offices have grown over the last decade,” said Dr. Epstein, “and we both look forward to helping our colleagues in the medical professional continue to serve the patients, staff and community of Wayne Memorial Hospital with exceptional care and compassion.”
    Both Drs. Epstein and Farley will serve for two years, after which Dr. Farley will replace Dr. Epstein.