The fourth season of Guthrie’s Community Garden will kick off with the help of volunteers from local school districts on Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will celebrate Earth Day by helping to prepare soil and plant crops at the garden.
The food grown at Guthrie’s Community Garden is given to families with food insecurities that are identified by the Guthrie Weight Loss Center and distributed to those in need through a partnership with a local food pantry. Funds raised from the 2018 Turkey Trot support the garden.
Guthrie Corning Hospital recognized its volunteers at a reception held at Corning Country Club on Tuesday, April 9. Departmental staff joined in the festivities to recognize the significant impact volunteers make in their areas of patient service.
Cynthia Cheresnowsky has been named the 2019 Volunteer of the Year at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Cindy has been a volunteer at the hospital for almost 15 years and has a total of 15,015 volunteer hours. Cindy was awarded for her empathy, relationship building skills and her can-do attitude. Thank you, Cindy and all of the volunteers for all that you do.
By the end of this week, all of Guthrie’s forms libraries, surgical education and provider privileges databases will be converted to SharePoint. However, the respective links will still be found in the same location on Guthrie.net. The only change you may experience is a slightly different look with improved search capability. All access to our old Lotus Notes system will cease on June 30, 2019.
Guthrie Good Grief Day Camp registration is now open. The camp is for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. It will be held June 18-20 at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone, Bradford County. The camp helps children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities. In its 20th year, the camp is offered free of charge with support from Guthrie Hospice and Bradford County Human Services Development Fund. Pre-registration is required by June 15.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) students at Guthrie participated in the second Stanley Conklin Research Day on Friday, April 5. The event showcased research projects currently underway by residents, fellows and medical students.
The day included oral and poster presentations. These were judged by a panel of current and former Guthrie physicians and awards were given in a number of categories. A huge thank you to all who took part in the event.
Guthrie and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) held a flag raising event to honor organ donors and recipients for National Donate Life Month.
The flag raising ceremony featured remarks from members of the Guthrie Organ Donation Committee, CORE and David Webster, a former art teacher at Athens High School, who spoke on his experiences being a heart recipient. The presenters encouraged everyone to talk with family members and friends about making the pledge to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor.