Last week’s Medical Grand Rounds held a presentation in support of Brest Cancer Awareness. Dr. M. Firdos Ziauddin, Guthrie Breast Surgeon gave a presentation on “The Impact of Systemic Agents on Locoregional Therapy of Breast Cancer”. In addition, The Office of Continuing Medical Education presented Certificates of Achievement to those who have a vested interest in promoting the lifelong learning process.
The Guthrie Medical Group held its Fifty-Second Annual Recognition Awards Banquet Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Best Western in Sayre. More than 260 employees were recognized for their years of service, ranging from five to 45 years. 24 employees who retired or will be retiring in 2016 were also recognized.
Each year the Guthrie Medical Group recognizes employees with the Donald Guthrie Distinguished Employee Service Award and the Donald Guthrie Distinguished Provider Award. This year the awards went to:
As part of Guthrie’s recognition of Veteran’s Day in November, a “Thank a Veteran” form is now available for staff. Click here to submit your word of thanks to a Guthrie veteran. The messages will be compiled and sent to Guthrie’s Veterans on Veteran’s Day. Please submit your thank you notes before Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Roy Turner is the recipient of the 2016 Employee of the Year Award for Guthrie Corning Hospital presented at the Sixty-second Annual Service Awards Banquet. Roy works in the Emergency Department and has been with the hospital for 37 years. He received the award after numerous Shining Start awards from patients and their families. He was recognized for engaging each patient with kind, respectful, encouraging words and for keeping family members comfortable and informed. Roy makes each patient his number one priority and demonstrates unfailing compassion.
Dr. Jasvantsinh J. Zala will retire on Oct. 31 after sixteen years of service as an anesthesiologist at Guthrie Corning Hospital. During his time there, Dr. Zala served on a number of committees including the anesthesia, ER, bylaws, and ethics committees. He also served as the Chief of Anesthesiology in Corning from 2005 - 2008. Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Zala.
Michael Hildebrandt has accepted the position of Senior Director for the Cardiovascular Service Line. Mike has been working as the Manager of Non-Invasive Testing Services since 2011 and more recently has been serving as the interim Senior Director since July 2016. Congratulations to Mike on this new role.
This year at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, the Respiratory Therapists will celebrate with a "Do you know your Respiratory Therapist" crossword puzzle. The puzzle will be distributed throughout Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital for staff to try to solve. If you return the puzzle to the department you may win a prize! The team will also be choosing a local charity to participate with. Every day the staff will have educational opportunities and snacks. Make sure you remember your Respiratory Therapists this week!
In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Guthrie is collecting a "Tribute to the Troops" honoring employees or their family members who are serving or have served in the armed forces. This tribute will be posted on the announcements page on Guthrie’s Intranet as well as in Friday Facts on Nov. 11.
As part of Guthrie’s recognition of Veteran’s Day in November, a “Thank a Veteran” form is now available for staff. Click here to submit your word of thanks to a Guthrie veteran. The messages will be compiled and sent to Guthrie’s Veterans on Veteran’s Day. Please submit your thank you notes before Nov. 1.
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) has granted Guthrie Troy Community Hospital a Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation, making it the only Critical Access Hospital in Pennsylvania to achieve this accreditation. The accreditation goes into effect on Nov. 1. Congratulations to all involved!