This Week: Friday, February 16, 2018

Week of February 16, 2018

Guthrie Corning Hospital Team Receives Crystal Award

Congratulations to the Guthrie Corning Hospital Respiratory Therapy Team for receiving The Crystal Award. This award recognizes a department that consistently provides excellence, teamwork and patient-centeredness as recognized by co-workers, patients and families.

Guthrie Holds 2017 Service Awards Dinner

Guthrie recently held the 2017 Service Awards Dinner that celebrates employees' service through the years 1977-2017. The entities that were recognized at this dinner were Guthrie Enterprise, Guthrie Foundation, Guthrie Home Health and Hospice, Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Memorial Hospital, Troy Community Hospital and The Guthrie Clinic. 334 employees with total combined 4,860 years of service achieved a service award milestone during the calendar year 2017. Years of service range from five to 40 years. Congratulations to all the employees who received a service year milestone in calendar year 2017!

Guthrie Finance Team Gives Back

During the month of January, the financial team at Guthrie collected non-perishable items to donate to the community’s local food banks. Thank you to the team for your generosity. 

Guthrie Wellness Committee Book Tasting in Sayre – Feb. 23

The Sayre Public Library and Guthrie Wellness Committee will bring a wide variety of books to be “tasted” on Friday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria. Books can be “tasted” by reading the descriptions provided and flipping through the selections. If you find a book you like, it may be checked out for two weeks with a library card. If you don’t have a library card, you can register for one on-site during the event. Come peruse a wide variety of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction books.

Guthrie Personal Care Home Celebrates the Winter Olympics

Guthrie Towanda Personal Care Home residents celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with a party and games. 

Hot Jobs This Week

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

Job #110462 - Patient Service Specialist, Internal Medicine – Ithaca, Full Time
Job #110507 - Patient Service Specialist, Opthalmology - Vestal/Sayre, Full Time
Job #109974 - Patient Service Specialist, Family Practice - Vestal, Full Time
Job #110503 - Patient Service Specialist, Radiology Administration - Sayre, Per Diem
Job #110221 - Transporter, Courtesy Services - Sayre, Part Time

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.

Reminder - Chilled Water Shut Down in Sayre Feb. 17 - 18

There will be a planned shutdown of the chilled water system on the Guthrie Sayre campus from Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. until Sunday, Feb. 18 at 5 a.m. During the shut-down, temporary chillers will be in place for the lab and pharmacy. Other departments should not notice any significant impacts. This shutdown is dependent on the outside temperature during the work, so a back-up date of Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4 has also been scheduled. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Construction Department at 570-887-4317.

Reminder - Nominations Open for Dr. Robert E. Cohen Professionalism Award Due - Feb. 23

The Dr. Robert E. Cohen Resident Professionalism Award will be given to a resident or fellow who exemplifies professionalism and excellence in all aspects of patient care and interactions with staff and colleagues. Dr. Cohen first joined the Guthrie Clinic on July 1, 1977 as an Associate in Orthopedic Surgery. He was Vice President of the Board of Directors, served on the Guthrie Health Board of Directors, was the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and served as the Chief of the Section of Orthopedic Surgery and as interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine.

The Graduate Medical Education Office will be accepting nominations until Feb. 23. Click here for the nomination form. Please return the form to Valerie Short in the Department of Graduate Medical Education.

Reminder - Mandatory Workplace Harassment Training Deadline March 12

Guthrie has launched a new mandatory training on Workplace Harassment. This training has been assigned to every employee in Guthrie Learn to ensure we have a shared understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. The training must be completed no later than March 12, 2018. Any employee failing to complete the training may be unscheduled for work after March 12. 

Creating a culture of respect requires everyone at Guthrie to make a commitment. Should you witness or experience harassing behavior, address it. Ask a supervisor or Human Resources for assistance. You may also report a concern by calling the Compliance Hotline: 1-888-841-4644. Together we must hold each other accountable and ensure that every colleague and patient is treated with dignity and respect.

Events Across the Guthrie System

Cardiovascular Symposium – Saturday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s Sayre Campus. Register at

Book Tasting - Friday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria.