This Week: Friday, September 21, 2018

Week of September 21, 2018

Flood Relief Financial Assistance is Available

flood imageGuthrie’s Mark Stensager Human Service Fund is providing financial assistance to those impacted by the recent floods.  Requests for awards of up to $500 per eligible household are being considered on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited funding.

To be eligible, you must have sustained major flood damage, have receipts or estimates for damages related to recent flooding, be an individual, not a business and live in a community where Guthrie offers medical care.

For more information, click here.


2018 Benefit/Wellness Fair and Flu Shot Clinics

Mark your calendars for the annual Employee Benefit/Wellness Fair and Flu Shot Clinics.

  • Sayre – Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre campus
  • Corning – Thursday, Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Guthrie Corning Hospital Niagara Rooms           

Employees are invited to the 2018 Benefit/Wellness Fair and Flu Shot Clinics to learn more about their Guthrie benefits, engage in wellness education and activities, get their flu shot, meet vendors from across the region, attend a farmer’s market where goods will be for sale and enjoy prize raffles and giveaways. Each year the information tables at the fair follow a different theme; this year’s theme will be “Safari.” Please watch Friday Facts and Workplace for further details.

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Early Bird Registration Open for Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot

Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot logoEarly bird registration is now open for the 12th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot 5K, now organized by Guthrie. The Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Early bird registration is open until Sept. 30, and runners can pre-register online for just $20 for individual runners or $18 per person for teams. A free Kids’ Fun Run for ages 10 and under will take place in advance of the race. If you have completed this year’s Guthrie Gallop in May and you complete the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot on Nov. 23, there will be an exclusive race series gift for you at the finish line. Proceeds from the 12th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot will benefit the Guthrie Community Garden and the Annual Food Farm Family Festival. 

For more information about the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot or to volunteer, contact race co-directors, Beth Herbst, Carla Craig and Michele Leroux at or visit

For Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Nichole Cocco at You can also follow the Sayre Turkey Trot Facebook page for the latest announcements.


Sayre Campus to Celebrate Successful Survey

On Thursday, September 27, all employees on the Sayre campus are invited to celebrate Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital’s recent successful Joint Commission survey. The theme of the picnic-style celebration will be: Success Depends on “u,” recognizing that all RPH and GMG staffs, teams and providers played a role in helping the hospital achieve this success. 

Celebrations will be held in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria, during each shift, at the following times:

  • Breakfast: 5:30 -9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4-7 p.m.

Learn more about The Joint Commission, why this accreditation is vital to health systems across the country, why the RPH survey was so successful, and what The Joint Commission has asked us to submit to its “Leading Practices Library” for other hospitals to learn from. 

Join us…”u” have earned it!

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Take This Opportunity to Have Your Voice Heard – Participate in the Employee Opinion Survey!

With just over a week left to complete the 2018 Guthrie Employee Opinion Survey, we are at just under 50% employee participation. This year, we have a system-wide goal of 80% participation. Your feedback is important! To take the survey, please check your Guthrie Outlook email account for an email sent on behalf of Dr. Scopelliti that will contain a link to complete the survey.

The survey should take less than 15 - 20 minutes to complete, with an option to save and complete later. Managers will support you in completing the survey by providing you with the time and resources to do so.

Don’t forget that any team that reaches or exceeds this goal will be given vouchers for frozen novelties for one of the four hospital cafeterias. Outlying locations will have frozen novelties delivered. 

Your voice matters. Please don’t wait, participate!

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Tree of Life in Sayre Gets New Home

A special landmark on the Guthrie Sayre campus has a new home. The Tree of Life, which was located in front of the Emergency Department, was moved this month to its new home, in front of the School of Nursing. The move is permanent and was necessary to allow for renovations to the RPH Emergency Department. 

The Tree of Life has been a tradition for many years. Individuals purchase lights or ornaments on the trees in memory or in honor of loved ones. Originally trees were brought in for the ceremony and disposed of after the holidays. In the Summer of 2010, employees suggested that trees be planted and used each year for the holiday program.

Walt Rogers, owner of Countree Landscaping at that time, was an RPH Grounds Maintenance Supervisor for over 25 years before leaving to open his own business. Working with Maintenance and the RPH Auxiliary, Walt designed the space for the Tree of Life. Sadly, before the completion of the project in December 2010, Walt was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. The Tree of Life space he created was dedicated to Walt, in honor of his service to Guthrie. It was the last project Walt worked on. This month, Guthrie leaders worked with Walt’s family to select the new location for the Tree of Life. 

The 2018 Tree of Life ceremony will take place on November 27th at 5:15 PM in the School of Nursing Boardroom on the Sayre campus. This will be the 29th year for the event, which benefits the Guthrie Hospice program. Hospice helps community members and their families at the end of life, when they need support the most. Contributions to the Tree of Life program have allowed our Auxiliary and its members to help many patients.

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Guthrie Sponsors Mayo Documentary on WSKG

mayo imageMark your calendars for Sept. 25. The Guthrie Clinic is a proud sponsor of the Ken Burns’ documentary about Mayo Clinic airing on Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. with an encore presentation Sept. 26.

Dr. Guthrie did his residency at Mayo Clinic and two generations of Mayo family members trained at Guthrie Clinic. This shared history will highlighted on WSKG Public TV & Radio in a video vignette after the Burns’ documentary.

Tune in and check it out. Click here to learn more. 


Guthrie to Host Free Community Nutrition Class

Guthrie will host a free community nutrition class on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The class, presented by Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Food and Nutrition Department, will be held in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s campus in Sayre, Pa. from 5-6:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make healthier food choices and will work through a series of interactive activities. 

The class is open to all, but seating is limited. Please call 570-887-4415 to reserve a seat or register online at

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Employee of the Month at Corning Centerway

Every month, Guthrie Corning Centerway selects one employee who exhibits excellent communication, patient-centeredness, professionalism, teamwork, respect and dignity to "every patient, every time" to receive the Employee of the Month award. The September winner was Joy Halliday, LPN in Pulmonary. 

Joy was nominated by a patient who said, “Joy communicates and goes above and beyond to see that patients are taken care of." 

As part of this award, Joy will receive a gift certificate for $25 for Murph’s Mart, an “Employee of the Month” prime parking spot and a special luncheon with Employees of the Month from Steuben, Southport and Big Flats. 

Congratulations, Joy!

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Reminder: RPH Emergency Department Entrance for Patients Only

The new Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department (ED) entrance for walk-in patients is open. In order to protect the privacy of our patients, it is vital that the new entrance be used only by those accessing ED services. Employees may not use the new entrance as a drop off or pick up location when arriving or leaving work and may not use it as a “pass through” to access other parts of the campus.

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary to Host Linen Sale

linensThe Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary will host a Geneva Linen sale on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria.

The sale will feature quilt sets, Sherpa throws and blankets, sheets sets 1200 series and bamboo memory pillows. These make fantastic holiday gifts. You won’t want to miss it! 

Guthrie Employee Discount for Residential Water Testing in September

cup of waterHomeowners using cisterns, wells and springs for water should get their water tested regularly to be sure that it is safe to drink. Many pollutants in drinking water have no obvious symptoms and approximately 50% of private water systems fail at least one drinking water standard.

You can get your home drinking water tested through Guthrie LEAP Testing Service for total coliform bacteria, the most commonly used indicator of bacterial contamination.

Guthrie employees and their friends and family can receive a special discounted price of $30 (15% discount) in September for total coliform bacteria testing. Just mention this offer. 

Pick up a sample collection bottle and instructions at 356 Loder St., Sayre, Pa. Collected samples can be dropped off at the same location or at the LEAP Testing Service Office, 5th Floor of the Foundation Building on the Guthrie Sayre Campus.

Payment is due when the sample is submitted. Results will not be released without payment. For information on obtaining a test kit, visit or call 570-887-4645.


Hot Jobs This Week

Guthrie is looking for qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Job #112808 – RN, Cardiac Rehab – Per Diem, Sayre
  • Job #111682 – RN, Interventional Radiology – Per Diem, Corning
  • Job #109708 – RN, Cardiac Telemetry – Full Time, Sayre
  • Job #112002 – RN, Observation Unit – Full Time Nights/Rotate, Sayre
  • Job #111501 – RN, PRU – Full Time, Sayre
  • Job #112031 – RN, PRU – Per Diem, Sayre

To see these and other available jobs, click here to visit the careers page. If you know someone looking to join a great health care team, please pass along the job posting. Eligible employees will get a $7,500 bonus for referring an experienced full time Registered Nurse.

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This Week on Workplace

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Panelists Staci Thompson, Sayre Mayor Henry Farley, Dr. Scopelliti and Dr. Lowry at The Mayo Clinic film preview and discussion held at the Sayre Theatre. 

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Personal Care Home residents at the Skilled Nursing Annual Summer Party.

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Employees at the End of Summer Picnic held for Corning area Guthrie offices. 

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Guthrie Behavioral Health Services staff participated in a walk for suicide prevention.

Click here  to visit Workplace where you can see and post stories like these and much more.

Events Across the Guthrie System

2018 Benefit/Wellness Fair and Flu Shot Clinics

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre campus.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Guthrie Corning Hospital Niagara Rooms.

Free Community Nutrition Class – Wednesday, Oct. 10. from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s campus. Please call 570-887-4415 to reserve a seat or register online at

Ladies Day Out – Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Clinic Atrium on the Guthrie Sayre Campus.

Linen Sale – Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria.

  • Thursday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.