This Week: Friday, January 24, 2020

Week of January 24, 2020

Post Your Photos - National Women Physicians Day

Annually on Feb. 3, we honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians Day. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Dr. Blackwell initiated the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine. At Guthrie, the Guthrie Women In Medicine group is active in celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of female physicians, bringing improvements to the workplace for the growing number of women physicians entering the field of medicine and encouraging young women to consider a career in medicine.

We invite all staff to recognize the contributions of our female physicians by taking a photo with the female physicians they work with. Post your photos to the Guthrie News group on Workplace on Monday, Feb. 3 and we will compile them into an album to share the following week. 

Thank you to all our female physicians!

Inaugural Guthrie P.A.U.S.E. Summit

Guthrie Women in Medicine presents the inaugural Guthrie P.A.U.S.E. Summit. Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers United in Substantive Education. Join your Guthrie peers for networking and learning in a fun environment on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at Tioga Downs Casino and Events Center at 2384 W. River Road in Nichols, N.Y. The conference will include a keynote speaker and lectures related to the role of aging women in various medical circumstances. This event is open to all physicians, advanced practice providers, residents, fellows and medical students, both Guthrie and non-Guthrie.  

This activity has been approved as an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Conference and is funded in part by the Promoting Women’s Health in Act III – Midlife and Beyond Fund. Discounts on conference registration and hotel rooms will be available for a limited time. 

Visit to learn more or to register. Use code 969 when reserving a hotel room.

An Epic Celebration at GCMC

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center staff celebrated their Epic Training Kick-Off on Jan. 21. Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, Guthrie President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Phillip Snider, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Bariatric Physician, Terri Couts, Guthrie Vice President of Clinical Systems and Kate Mohr, Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, joined Cortland System Leaders to explain the importance of training in preparation for a successful go-live. The participants got the opportunity to meet the training team, learn about being a super user and about Epic’s training plan. GCMC is schedule to go-live with Epic in July.

Windows 7 Support on Guthrie Devices

After recent scheduled computer updates were installed, employees may have seen an alert screen that indicated their Windows 7 device is out of support. Guthrie is aware of this change and has purchased extended support from Microsoft for all its Windows 7 devices. Updates and support from Microsoft will continue as normal and there will be no increase in the vulnerability of the device.

You Asked – We Listened

Guthrie has a new reporting tool live on the Intranet for employees to provide feedback about Guthrie Central Scheduling. This form was created based on feedback from staff and is part of an ongoing effort to encourage employees to share their input so we can continue to make improvements in patient experience. This tool is available for all staff and the concerns are sent directly to Central Scheduling Leadership for root cause and corrective action. This form is not meant to replace reporting avenues that are currently in place. In a culture of continuous improvement, we hope to empower every person to proactively ensure our patients receive the best patient experience. 

Locate the Central Scheduling Input Form on the Guthrie Intranet by clicking "Patient Care" on the top banner or by clicking here.

Guthrie YPN to Host Law of Attraction Luncheon

Guthrie Young Professionals Network will hold a Law of Attraction Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Stacy Marrow, MS, CMCS, Director of Career and Professional Services and Student Support at Binghamton University. The workshop will include discussion to help you unlock hidden talents and interests, define goals and action plans, and attract success.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. in the School of Nursing Board Room on the Guthrie Sayre campus. Attendees have a chance to win a 2020 “Law of Attraction” journal. Visit the Guthrie Young Professionals Network group on Workplace for more information and click here to register.

Guthrie HealthWorks' Healthy Living Meet-Up

Guthrie HealthWorks will host a Healthy Living Meet-Up, titled "Diets: The Best and The Worst” on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6-7 p.m. Julie Walenta, MPH, RDN, Guthrie Endocrinology, will be the guest speaker. During this free open-forum event, Julie will discuss the best and worst diets and what to look for when choosing an eating plan for better health.

Submit Your Recipes for Chef of the Quarter

Guthrie is starting off the new year with a Healthy Recipe Contest to find recipes for the upcoming Chef of the Quarter. Winning recipes will be served in the five hospital cafeterias during the event. Voting will take place on Workplace in the Employee Wellness group. Submit your healthy recipes for the Healthy Recipe Contest to Darcy Wills at by end of day on Monday, Jan. 27. See below for the schedule of upcoming Chef of the Quarter events.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • Corning Hospital: Dr. John Olmstead, Chief of Surgery, Guthrie Corning Hospital

Thursday, Feb. 13

  • Robert Packer Hospital: Philip Ryan, CPA, Guthrie Chief Financial Officer
  • Towanda Memorial Hospital: Michael Hogan, VP, Guthrie Support Services
  • Guthrie Cortland Medical Center: Paul VerValin, Guthrie Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, Feb. 20

  • Troy Community Hospital: Lori Barnett, MSN, President and COO, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital

Have a Heart – Be a Blood Donor

Guthrie will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross at the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s Sayre Campus on Monday, Feb. 10 from 12–5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Have a heart and schedule your donation appointment online at or by calling the Guthrie Volunteer Services Department at 570-887-4242.

Automated Time and Attendance Reminder

ATA users who experience issues with timeclocks after hours should contact the IS Help Desk at 570-887-5380 or submit an IT Support Ticket. To submit a ticket, click the “IT Support” link on the left side bar of the Guthrie Intranet. Please note that this does not apply for employees of Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

Temporary Credentialed Trainer Positions in Cortland

Do you know someone who is looking for a new career opportunity? Guthrie Cortland Medical Center is hiring temporary Credentialed Trainers. 

The Credentialed Trainer will learn the proper techniques to provide end-user training to our clinical staff at GCMC on the Epic electronic health record. These positions do not require any experience as they will spend the first nine weeks going through the credentialing program for Epic. 

This position is temporary, full-time, from Feb. 10 through the end of August. Those hired for the position will receive free credentialing. Click here to apply today.

This Week on Workplace

Guthrie welcomed 69 new employees at the Jan. 20, 2020 New Employee Orientation.

Residents of the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home worked on their New Year’s resolutions with the Guthrie Therapy Department and a yoga instructor.

Tammy Aiken (right), Director of Emergency Services at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, earned a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management degree from Western Governor’s University.

Sayre House of Hope received donations from the local 4-H Club. We appreciate their many years of support.

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

Events Across the Guthrie System

Free CPR Training – Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Corning Hospital.

YPN Law of Attraction Luncheon - Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. in the School of Nursing Board Room on the Guthrie Sayre campus. Click here to register.

Guthrie P.A.U.S.E. Summit - Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at Tioga Downs Casino and Events Center at 2384 W. River Road in Nichols, N.Y. Click here to learn more or to register.

HealthWorks' Healthy Living Meet-Up - Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at Guthrie HealthWorks

19th Annual Valentine’s Ball – Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Corning Museum of Glass. Click here for more information.

Stop the Bleed – Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Towanda Fire Department.