A new mandatory training module on diversity, cultural competence, sensitivity and health literacy has been designed to help us develop a better understanding and awareness of the value of diversity. The training module provides insights on how we can deliver the best solutions to leverage and understand diversity and culture and focuses on teamwork, excellence and patient-centeredness.
The training has been assigned to every employee in Guthrie Learn to ensure that we have a shared awareness and understanding of diversity.
Guthrie will be celebrating Health Care Week across the system, with events taking place in many sites. Health Care Week will be celebrated May 13 – 19. Stay tuned for more information about the celebration in upcoming issues of Friday Facts and on Workplace.
85 employees from the Western Region participated in a 21-day Weight Loss Challenge with Journey Fitness last month. Over those 21 days, members of the Western Region worked as a team and together lost over 150 pounds with the winning team losing 4% of their body weight! Congratulations to Pound Patrol and the entire Western Region for participating in the challenge!
Leaders from across the Guthrie System have partnered with the food and nutrition teams at each of our hospitals on the Chef of the Quarter program. The program, sponsored by the Guthrie Wellness Committee, features healthy recipes served by guest chefs at each of the Guthrie hospital cafeterias.
Guthrie will host a free community nutrition class on Thursday, May 10.
The class, presented by Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Food and Nutrition Department, will be held in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s campus in Sayre, Pa. from 5-6:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make healthy food choices and will work through a series of interactive activities, including a cooking demonstration.
As of May 1, 2018, PICC lines will be managed by the Vascular Access Division of Interventional Radiology. It will be led by Chuck Crusha, RN, Vascular Access Specialist and medical oversight will be provided by Dr. Ronsivalle, Chairmen of Radiology.
Since 1989, the Mansfield University and Guthrie Health Respiratory Therapy Program has presented the L. Marilyn Taylor Memorial Scholarship Award annually to the second year student who most exemplifies professionalism in their practice of Respiratory Therapy. The criteria includes conduct that demonstrates the highest level of motivation, respect for the institution, patient and other hospital personnel, a positive attitude in response to constructive criticism and excellent rapport with patients. This year's recipient is Mackenzie Moore of Ulster, Pa.