This Week: Friday, April 19, 2019

Week of April 19, 2019

Guthrie and the Children's House to Collaborate

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and The Children’s House Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) announced today that through a collaboration with Guthrie Medical Group, the CHCAC has been awarded a grant through the Office of Victims’ Services of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). The federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding will help support a region-wide response to child abuse investigations with a specific focus on best practice medical care for child victims. The funding, totaling $158,003, will be spread out over a 30-month project period beginning in April 2019.

The VOCA grant will ensure that crime victims have access to a broad range of direct services designed to meet their physical, emotional, and psychological needs. Guthrie and The CHCAC will develop region-wide medical protocols for child abuse examinations.

The CHCAC is a nationally accredited child advocacy center, providing a child-friendly facility for children and families to come when there are concerns about child abuse or neglect. Services include victim support, family advocacy, medical exams, mental health and forensic interviews through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach.

Representatives of Guthrie and The Children’s House Child Advocacy Center

2019 Provider & Employee Giving Campaign Raises Over $113,000

According to Gerard Way, “All the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary”.  The heroic employees at Guthrie showed us their superpowers by joining forces to raise over $113,000 during this year’s Provider and Employee Giving Campaign! Thanks to all those heroes who took the time to donate. Generously donating your time or dollars sends a powerful message to everyone at Guthrie and our community. Each year, hundreds of employees participate in this campaign and show their commitment to what health care is all about, helping others when they need it most. This amazing support allows us to strengthen our services and meet the needs of our patients, their families, and the communities we serve. As the campaign comes to an end, a new story begins where lives are changed forever by the generous gifts given by everyday heroes. 

Check out the Resource Development Workplace page or click here to view the Guthrie Heroes Roster for the 2019 Provider & Employee Giving Campaign.

Paid Time Off Balance Year-End Adjustment

Please note that 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.

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Learn About Breast Cancer Risk

Did you know that women who have a history of breast cancer in their family are at higher lifetime risk for developing breast cancer? Join Guthrie breast cancer specialists for a night of information, food and activities.

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Learn About Breast Cancer Risk will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Corning, N.Y. with a Health Fair between 6-6:30 p.m.

Learn about assessment of breast cancer risk, get a free family history-based lifetime breast cancer risk assessment and learn about 3D mammography. Guthrie Corning Cancer Center and Breast Imaging Teams will also be on hand to answer questions.

Light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Reservations are recommended. Call 570-887-4415 or visit

Guthrie Laboratory Services Launches New Website

To better serve our patients and providers, Guthrie Laboratory Services has launched a new website.

The laboratory website offers patients and providers easy access to specimen collection question and answers, specimen collection instructions and phlebotomy locations.

Take a moment to check it out! Visit to view the new site.

Facilities/Maintenance Update

The Guthrie Facility/Maintenance staff is responsible for keeping our facilities in proper operating condition. Here is information to assist you in reaching our department as quickly as possible with any urgent needs:

During department hours of 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., reach a member of our staff in Sayre by using the following numbers:

  • 1st call – 570-887-4770
  • 2nd call – 570-887-4771
  • 3rd call – 570-887-5566 
  • 4th call – 570-887-4740

During off-hours (4:30 pm – 7:00 am Monday through Friday) and weekends, use: 

  • 1st call – 570-886-0527 – Maintenance Cell Number
  • 2nd call – Dial zero and page maintenance through switchboard

If there is an emergency with no response from above process:

  • Contact Manager – 570-423-1130
  • Contact Director – 570-423-5549

For non-emergencies, please continue to complete a work order and signage request forms located on the intranet.

EOS April Pulse Surveys

Leaders of Tier 2 and Tier 3 work units have been working on improving employee engagement through action planning. The next step in the EOS process is to administer pulse surveys to all Tier 2 and Tier 3 work units via Survey Monkey. 

Links will be provided by email from your manager and will also be available on the Guthrie Intranet and Workplace. The survey will begin Tuesday, April 23 and run through Tuesday, May 7. 

The survey will consist of the fifteen power Items, six engagement Items, and two ues or no questions. Employees will then be asked to select their manager/work unit. All survey feedback is anonymous, and leaders will only see the overall results for their work units that receive at least three responses. 

The Employee Engagement Task Force Committee thanks you for your support in this very important process.

Guthrie Team Supports Healthy Kids Day

The team in the Guthrie Corning Centerway office recently gave its support to the YMCA and be participating in the annual Healthy Kids Day event. The team shared information on Guthrie Pediatric Providers, Guthrie Sports Medicine and lead prevention. They also had fun giveaways for the families.

Healthy Kids Day is the Y's national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families and features activities such as games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, and agency vendors to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Guthrie Supports Organ Donation

The Corning Hospital People Council set up a display on Friday, April 12 in the cafeteria at Guthrie Corning Hospital to celebrate National Donate Life Blue and Green Day. Information on organ donation was available along with giveaways, games and prizes.

A flag raising will be held on the Guthrie Sayre campus by the Center for Organ Recovery and Education to support organ donation on Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m. Attendees will meet in the atrium for a ceremony and flag raising to honor organ donors and recipients for National Donate Life Month.

We Appreciate You!

In appreciation for everyone’s dedication to providing patient-centered care during this busy time, the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria will be serving complimentary meals for staff and visitors this weekend on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. 

Thank you for all you do!

2019 Health Care Week

Guthrie will be celebrating Health Care Week on May 13 – 17, 2019. More details about celebration festivities are coming soon. Save the date!

Patient Parking on the Guthrie Sayre Campus

Meeting the needs of our patients each and every day is our mission; this means ensuring that they can park and access our facilities conveniently. Despite repeated requests for cooperation, employees continue to park in designated patient parking areas. Security has increased its presence and are authorized to tow employee vehicles that are not following the Parking Policy. 

Security may also utilize a boot device on vehicles otherwise illegally parked on the Guthrie Sayre Campus. A boot is a device that is designed to prevent motor vehicles from being moved. It consists of a clamp that surrounds a vehicle wheel that prevents removal of both itself and the wheel. If a wheel boot is placed on your car, a note will also be placed informing you to call security and discuss the situation before it will be removed.

If you have any questions about this new process, please call Security at 570-887-4207. All Guthrie parking requirements can be found in the Parking Policy #HR-118 on the intranet. Thank you for your cooperation.

We Need Your Help

It’s time for the annual basket raffle to benefit the Mark Stensager Human Service Fund. In previous years, this exciting raffle raised more than $10,000 to support the fund. With your support, this year’s basket raffle will be the most successful yet! 

To keep this tradition alive, we need many volunteers to staff the basket raffle table in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria and sell tickets during one-or two-hour time slots. We will be selling tickets from Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday morning, May 17 from 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

Please email Resource Development at with the date and time you would like to volunteer. We can't do this without you, so please consider coming on board to help support this beloved Guthrie event!

Stay Safe! Tools for Contacting Security

There are now more efficient ways to contact Guthrie Security with questions, concerns or to share information. The general Security e-mail address has been replaced with separate e-mail addresses for specific Security teams. Staff should e-mail security-related questions or concerns to the following e-mail addresses: 

  • For Robert Packer Hospital, Troy Community Hospital and Towanda Memorial Hospital, use Security Sayre in the Outlook address book.
  • For Corning Hospital, use Security Corning in the Outlook address book.
  • For Cortland Medical Center use Security Cortland in the Outlook address book. 
  • With problems or questions related to your badge and badge access, use Security ID Badge Access Team in the Outlook address book. 

Important: E-mail should only be used in non-emergency situations. In case of emergency, call the 77 or 911. To report issues or concerns anonymously, use the Guthrie Safe Hotline at 570-887-SAFE (7233).

Reminder – Take Your Child to Work Day

On April 25, 2019, over 3.5 million employers will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons© to Work Day. Children in grades 7 through 12 are invited to Guthrie’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day where they will take part in a variety of activities.  

This day encourages girls and boys across the country to dream without gender limitations and to think imaginatively about their family, work and community lives. This national public education program connects what children learn at school with the actual working world. 

The day begins in the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre Campus at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. Parents or guardians are welcome to join us for breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and/or lunch from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium.     

Click here for the registration form. If you would like your child to attend, please electronically fill out this form and email to Cherry Benjamin at or Patricia Hughey at by Tuesday, April 23.

Reminder – Guthrie Gallop Online Registration Ends April 29

The Guthrie Gallop will be held on Saturday, May 11 in Sayre, and will again join with the Sayre Turkey Trot for the Fourth Annual Guthrie Race Series. Participants who register for and complete a race distance in both races will receive an exclusive Guthrie Race Series gift.

This year’s Guthrie Gallop will benefit the Guthrie Sports Medicine Fund to support projects that educate, prevent and treat sports-related injuries, and Camp Sensation, a summer camp for children with special needs run by the pediatric therapy team at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital.

For race information, email Susan Sinay at For sponsorship information, contact Nichole Cocco at or 570-887-6158. Visit to view the race schedule and to register.  

Hot Jobs This Week

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

Job #113588 - Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiac Sonography - Per Diem, Sayre
Job #114721 - Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy - Per Diem/Days, Sayre
Job #114517 - Licensed Practical Nurse, Hospice - Full Time, Sayre
Job #114985 - Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy - Full Time, Corning
Job #110433 Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Nuclear Medicine - 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. 

This Week on Workplace

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center named its 2019 Volunteers of the Year, Bill and Margie Mau.

Dr. John Pamula from the Internal Medicine team received national recognition for the burnout and wellness initiative conducted with our Internal Medicine residents. 

The Guthrie Cortland Medical Center nursing and clinical staff teams celebrated "knocking it out of the park" with their Bedside Shift Reporting initiative.

22 Registered Nurses from all five Guthrie hospitals gathered for the first meeting of the Clinical Advancement Program—System Nursing rebuilding effort.

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

Events Across the Guthrie System

Organ Donation Flag Raising – Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m. in the atrium on the Guthrie Sayre campus.

Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group – Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic – Monday, May 6 from 1-5 p.m. at the Guthrie Cancer Center in Sayre. 

Guthrie Gallop – Saturday, May 11 at 8 a.m. at the Sayre Theater. Visit to register.

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament – Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Towanda Country Club.

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Learn About Genetic Breast Cancer Risk – Thursday, May 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Corning Radisson Hotel. Call 570-887-4415 to register.