October 4, 2013

Wayne Medical Center invites community to dedication ceremony and open house

WAYNESBORO, Tenn. — Wayne Medical Center (WMC) will host an open house on Sunday, October 27, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will celebrate the hospital’s 50th anniversary and will feature a ceremony to dedicate the medical center’s recently updated surgery suite in honor of Dr. Jaime Virato (J.V.) Mangubat.

Members of the community are invited to the event. The ceremony, which will begin at 2:30 p.m., will be followed by tours of the facility and refreshments.

“Dr. Mangubat faithfully served the people of this community for 45 years. It is only fitting that Wayne Medical Center name its surgery suite for this dedicated physician who gave so much to our facility and the residents of Wayne County,” said WMC CEO Harley Smith.

Dr. Mangubat and his family moved to Waynesboro in 1967. During his 45-year practice, Dr. Mangubat delivered more than 600 babies and performed countless surgeries. He was a founding member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, a member of the Lions Club and a member and Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club. The street in front of Wayne Medical Center was named in his honor in 1996. Dr. Mangubat retired at the age of 83.

In addition to the newly updated surgery suite, those attending the open house will be able to see improvements to other services offered at Wayne Medical Center. The hospital began serving the residents of Wayne County and the surrounding area in 1963.