Members of the 1961 Class of the Robert Packer School of Nursing gathered at the Sayre House of Hope recently to present a gift in memory of their classmate, Sandra Eldred Curry Heavlow, who passed away in May of this year following a brief illness. Marie Retter of Sayre, a member of the class said, "Sandy was always a caring nurse and would have been proud to see her life work remembered in this way." Representing the class of 1961 were Carolyn Canfield Kennedy, Margene Bennett Nittinger, Julie Amacher Obrien, Gail Noldy Roley and Marie Bendt Retter.
Back Pain Centers of America, which connects people searching for solutions to their neck and back pain with a reputable physician in their area, announces that the Guthrie Spine Center is the winner of the 2017 Awards of Excellence for the Patient Growth Award. This award recognizes the practices which have demonstrated high growth and healthy growth in a calendar year.
Guthrie has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2017 Most Wired Survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Congratulations to all 25 of Guthrie’s primary care locations! They have all received notification that they have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their efforts under the 2014 guidelines for a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Guthrie was previously recognized under the NCQA 2011 Standards
June 1946 marked the initial award of the contract to build the B-52 Bomber to Boeing. The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber, which was designed and built by Boeing. It has been operated by the United States Air Force since the 1950s. During his time in the Air Force, Jim Osborn of Guthrie information services serviced and maintained these bombers.
Guthrie has received reaccreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for its vascular labs in Owego, Corning Centerway, Ithaca, Troy, Sayre, Big Flats, Wellsboro and Towanda. This accreditation demonstrates Guthrie’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing.
The 2017 Mabel Lamberson Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 6 in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s Sayre Campus. Over $20,000 was awarded this year due to the generous donation of several scholarships/trust funds and families. Nursing staff use these scholarships for furthering their education, attending conferences, or specialty certification. Congratulations to all of the winners.
In recognition of Guthrie Corning Hospital’s focus on excellence in stroke care, the facility has received the American Heart Association/American Stoke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. Hospitals must achieve an 85 percent or higher adherence to the Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures, which measure quality of care.
Guthrie’s Physician Recruitment Department continues to elevate itself within the health care industry. Krisi Spagnoli, Physician Recruiter, recently achieved Fellowship certification with the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) and is the first in Guthrie’s history to have attained this designation. As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), an individual demonstrates to peers, employers and physicians his/her commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.