The team on 5 Main at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been recognized with the Safety Star Award by the Safety Circle. The award recognizes their quick response during the fire that occurred on that floor earlier this year. The team quickly transported all patients from the area and succeeded in getting the fire out quickly. They have continued to demonstrate teamwork in the months following the fire, through clean up and reopening of the unit. Congratulations to the team for this recognition and thank you for your hard work!
Dr. Joseph King will retire on Dec. 31 after forty years at Guthrie. Dr. King has the longest tenure of any current Guthrie physician. He was born in Shang hai, China and attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. King completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He came to Guthrie out of his Fellowship in 1976 and has spent his entire career at Guthrie in our Pathology Department. Guthrie Medical Group recognized him at the Quarterly Membership Meeting on December 7.
Congratulations to Josh Campbell for passing the Board Certification for Critical Care Pharmacy (BCCCP) examination. Having Board Certification means that a pharmacist has achieved a high level of knowledge and expertise for their practice area. This will translate into better pharmaceutical care for our patients.
The PEER Group at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit received a participation award for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care 2016 Resident Rights Month. The group received a certificate in honor and appreciation for participation in Residents Rights Month by submitting an essay poem photo or drawing on the topic “My Vote Matters.”
Guthrie is proud to announce that it has received 2016 bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s inaugural results of the Workplace Health Achievement Index (Index). The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Bronze level have achieved an Index score of 86 – 129 out of a maximum 217 points.
Guthrie offers scholarships to area high school seniors who are planning a career in health care. Students must be a member of the Class of 2017 and enrolling in a health care field.
There are also a limited number of Guthrie Employee Scholarships for the children of those who work for Guthrie. The employee must be a .6 FTE or greater and have one or more years of employment with Guthrie. These scholarships will support any field of study.
Full details and the applications are available at:
The DAISY Award is a national program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. The founders of the program use the award to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people. At Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, the DAISY is awarded quarterly.
The Guthrie Veterans Committee poppy display contest drew entries from a number of departments across Guthrie. Each department received fifty red poppies and was challenged to honor either employees in their team who are current or retired veterans, or who have family members in the military. The theme for this year’s displays was “She Served”, a salute to female veterans past and present. Departmental winners were assembled in the Guthrie Clinic Atrium for final judging by a panel of volunteers from the American Legion.
Quarterly Values Celebrations were recently held in Corning and Sayre to recognize accomplishments across the system and employees at each location. The celebration at Guthrie Corning Hospital honored Dr. Matthew Jackson with the Prism Award and the Operating Room team with the Crystal Award.
The recent celebration held in Sayre honored a number of teams and achievements. The celebration recognized honors including Primary Stroke Center designation for the hospital, and 100 Best Hospitals in the US for Coronary Interventions designation given by Healthgrades.
Please join the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Veterans Committee on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in the Guthrie Sayre Clinic Atrium. A small ceremony will be held to honor our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.