This Week: Friday, May 17, 2019

Week of May 17, 2019

Guthrie: A Day in the Life

In honor of Health Care Week, we are showcasing the great work that is being done system-wide by giving a behind-the-scenes look at what happens around the clock at Guthrie. Check out this 24-hour photo diary illustrating how every department contributes to the overall success of the organization. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! Due to the number of photos received, we have created a separate album with all photos. Click here to view the album on Workplace.

Residents Receive the Dr. Robert E. Cohen Professionalism Award

Congratulations to Internal Medicine Resident Dr. Subash Ghimire and Family Medicine Resident Dr. Zachary Dewar, recipients of the Dr. Robert E. Cohen Professionalism Award. The award is given to a resident or fellow who exemplifies professionalism and excellence in all aspects of patient care and interactions with staff and colleagues.

During his time with the Guthrie Clinic, Dr. Cohen was very interested in the education of interns and residents and was devoted to medical education and the medical library. Not only did Dr. Cohen exemplify the highest level of academic clinical professionalism in his career, but also has applied personal attributes to foster clinical professionalism of his colleagues and to improve the quality of care to our patients. Dr. Cohen retired from full-time practice on July 1, 2011. Thank you, Dr. Cohen, for your ongoing commitment to medical education and promoting professionalism.

Dr. Robert E. Cohen, Dr. Dewar and Dr. Ghimire

Battle of the Chefs Results Are In

As part of Health Care Week 2019, Guthrie leaders battled for bragging rights in the kitchen. The Battle of the Chefs took place on Thursday, May 16 in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria. Chefs were presented with the same recipe and ingredients and given a brief time to prepare the dish.

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to our judges!

Chef Skills: Joe Sawyer
Engagement: Donnie Skerpon
Presentation: Joe Scopelliti
Taste: Staci Thompson
Participation: Paul Vervalin
Best in Show: Joe Sawyer

Guthrie Nursing Assistant Saves Man's Life

Guthrie Nursing Assistant Judy Rosencrance took quick action when she witnessed a gentleman in need of assistance in a grocery store parking lot. Judy recognized the immediate need for intervention and without hesitation, initiated CPR.

After a short stay at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, the patient, 85-year-old Thomas Myers, was released and able to return home to his family.

Lace Up Your Sneakers – WalkWorks is Here!

Guthrie is proud to announce that is has been named a WalkWorks affiliate. WalkWorks is a network of fun, fact-filled, community-based walking routes and walking groups. As a local affiliate, Guthrie has worked with the Sayre Borough to establish a 2-mile walking route around the Guthrie Sayre campus. 

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the WalkWorks program in Sayre on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at the Island Pond. Learn about the health benefits of walking and how a brief walk can be fit into most schedules.  

WalkWorks is a partnership of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice.

East Corning Medical Office Building to Open

The new East Corning Medical Office Building will soon welcome its first patients and Guthrie employees are invited to take a sneak peek. Employees are invited to tour the new facility on Wednesday, May 29 from 4-6 p.m. The following services will be located in this new innovative space:

  • Cardiology at Corning Hospital
  • Corning Audiology
  • Corning Gastroenterology
  • Corning General Surgery
  • Corning Orthopedics
  • Corning Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Corning Pulmonary
  • Corning Urology
  • Steuben OB/GYN

Change in Clinical Engineering Work Request Procedure

As of Wednesday, May 15, the Corning Hospital Clinical Engineering Department has migrating their Clinical Engineering work request application from Lotus Notes to Sharepoint. When you select the link from the intranet page you will be directed to a Sharepoint list, as seen below.

To add a new Clinical Engineering work request, click the plus sign next to the word “New”. This will open a form. Fill out the form completely and click the “Submit" button. Upon submitting the request, you will be returned to the Sharepoint list where you will see your entry.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Corning Hospital Clinical Engineering department at 607-937-7580.

Basket Raffle Drawing

Mr. Mark Stensager stopped in to purchase his tickets for the Annual Health Care Week basket raffle! Mark is the former Guthrie CEO for whom the Mark Stensager Fund is named.

Tickets are on sale in the Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria until 11 a.m. today. Winners will be drawn live today in the cafeteria at 11:10 a.m.   

Visit the Resource Development page on Workplace to see pictures of this year's baskets!

Compliance 360 Maintenance Notice

The Compliance 360 policy system will undergo system maintenance this Saturday, May 18 from 10 p.m. until Sunday, May 19 at 2 a.m. (approximately four hours). There will be periods of downtime when Compliance 360 will not be available. Departments should maintain printed copies of policies that can be utilized if needed during downtime.

What Can the Volunteers Do for You?

Guthrie Sign Policy

As a reminder, non-Guthrie collateral, including fundraising flyers or discount offers may not be posted in any Guthrie facility. The Social group on Workplace is provided for this purpose and is a great place to share information about community events, fundraisers or other activities.

Click here to view the Guthrie sign policy.

Reminder – Town Hall Meetings

Save These Dates! Join Guthrie EVP and Chief Operating Officer Paul VerValin and leaders at each Guthrie hospital as they host town hall meetings. Paul will discuss the state of the business across the Guthrie system and will host an open dialogue.


Good Grief Day Camp Early Registration 

Guthrie Good Grief Day Camp registration is now open. The camp is for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. It will be held June 18-20 at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone, Bradford County. The camp helps children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities. In its 20th year, the camp is offered free of charge with support from Guthrie Hospice and Bradford County Human Services Development Fund. Pre-registration is required by June 15. For more information or to register, please call Trudy Ventello at Guthrie Hospice at 570-265-8615.


PTO Year-End Adjustment 

Employees with a Paid Time Off (PTO) balance above the maximum allowed carryover as of the end of the last full pay period of the fiscal year (June 29, 2019) will have their PTO adjusted down to the maximum. 

It is the responsibility of the employee to monitor their PTO balance. In order to assist employees in the management of their PTO hours, both the current balance and the maximum allowable PTO carryover is printed on each paycheck stub. We urge you to monitor your actual accrual against your maximum allowable carryover. If it appears that by June 29, your PTO balance may exceed your maximum allowable carryover, please work with your manager to try to schedule PTO days in such a way as to avoid losing any PTO hours you have accrued in excess of your maximum.

This does not include employees at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center or members of the Bargaining Unit at Guthrie Corning Hospital.

Hot Jobs This Week

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

Job #114941 - Residency Program Coordinator - Full Time, Sayre
Job #113903 – Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy – Full Time, Sayre
Job #112839 – Acute Case Manager – Full Time, Sayre
Job #114971 – Utilization Reviewer – Full Time, Sayre
Job #113414 - Ambulatory Clinical Nurse Educator – Full Time, Sayre
Job #113828 – LPN, Home Health – Full Time, Towanda
Job #114517 – LPN, Hospice – Full Time, Towanda

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. 


This Week on Workplace

Guthrie team members attended Healthcare Financial Management Association's "Pushing The Boundaries in Healthcare" event.

The Robert Packer Hospital Central Processing Department easily filled their recognition board with praise for their co-workers.

One of the Stroke Awareness Poster Winners from 4th Grade Classes at Athens, Canton, Towanda, Mansfield and Wyalusing.

Teams from Guthrie attended the 35th annual Guthrie Gallop.

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

Events Across the Guthrie System

Guthrie Post Concussion Support Group – Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre.

WalkWorks Celebration – Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at the Island Pond in Sayre.

Town Hall Meetings

  • Tuesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at Cortland Medical Center Assembly Room
  • Monday, June 3 at 12 p.m. at Corning Hospital in the Seneca/Niagara Conference Rooms
  • Wednesday, June 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Troy Community Hospital Conference Room