Safety is the number one concern for the Guthrie employee shuttle bus drivers. The safety of our drivers, the employees walking through the parking lot, and the employees driving their vehicles within the lot has been a major concern that is getting increasingly more difficult for our drivers to control. Please be mindful of the following as it relates to the employee shuttle bus operations:
The tube system at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital will experience a shutdown between 6 - 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The shutdown will allow upgrades to the power station, which will greatly improve the functionality of the system during any future power outages. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Michael Parks at 570-887-5566.
We would like to remind staff to remove their hospital issued scrubs before leaving the building. Wearing scrubs outside of their appropriate, controlled and clean environment carries a great risk of cross-contamination. Scrubs worn or taken outside of the facility have the potential to become contaminated by things like pollen or dirt, and there is a risk of that contamination coming back into sterile environments. Even washing your scrubs at home could poses a risk, so they should always be laundered by our professional services.
Leigh Mosier, a local thirty-one® independent consultant with a passion for helping cancer patients, delivered more than 100 thirty-one® totes filled with personal care items this week. The bags will be presented to cancer patients currently receiving treatment at the Guthrie Cancer Center locations in Sayre and Corning. Leigh has been supporting cancer patients at Guthrie with these special deliveries since 2015. Thank you, Leigh!
The popular Buy, Sell & Swap section that has been available on the Guthrie intranet is now also available on Workplace with expanded features. The new format allows photos to be uploaded with listings and allows the seller to mark the item as sold with one quick click. The same rules apply regarding the types of items that can be posted for sale, and the Human Resources team will still be responsible for approving items which are submitted for sale.
Members of the Guthrie Care Coordination program recently took advantage of the direct access to Mayo Clinic by requesting and attending a focused, comprehensive Care Coordination immersion experience at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Care Coordination is a key component of Guthrie's population health management initiatives and is led by our primary care providers using state of the art technology and community resources to establish high-quality, low-cost care.
With the transition from Lotus Notes to Office 365, the current Ask About and Ideas About databases, which are hosted in Lotus Notes, will no longer be available. In order to continue to offer these important tools, the feature will move to Workplace. Beginning on Aug. 9, questions should be submitted to the Ask About group on Workplace.
Don’t miss your chance for an enjoyable evening that supports a great cause. The 2017 Guthrie Gala is set for September 9 in The Guthrie Clinic Atrium, and benefits Sayre House of Hope. This year the Sayre House of Hope is celebrating 10 years of providing comfort, compassion, and a home away from home during some of our patients and families most difficult times.