Last night, following a unanimous vote, Cortland Regional Medical Center and their associated boards, authorized leadership to sign the Affiliation Agreement with Guthrie.
While this is an important step in the progress of the affiliation, the transaction is subject to approval by the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council. Until such time, both organizations will continue to operate as two separate entities.
As Guthrie prepares for its Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center survey on Monday, we encourage employees and community members to use F.A.S.T. to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of stroke.
Symptoms of stroke include face drooping, arm weakness and speech difficulty. When a stroke occurs, it is important to seek emergency medical care as quickly as possible. Other symptoms are sudden numbness or weakness in the leg, sudden confusion or trouble understanding, sudden trouble seeing, trouble with balance and severe headache.
Every month, Guthrie Corning Centerway selects one employee who exhibits excellent communication, patient-centeredness, professionalism, teamwork, respect and dignity to "every patient, every time" to receive the Employee of the Month award. The July winner was Erica Eastwood, LPN in General Surgery.
Erica was nominated by a patient who said, "She kept me updated all day on an appointment that was canceled and still tried helping me see the doctor that day. Thank you for your time and effort! I appreciate you!"
Performing CPR immediately on a person who is experiencing cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. The American Heart Association's Family and Friends CPR class is open to all ages, at no cost. This is a non-certification course and is purely for an individual's personal knowledge. The next class will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Niagara Conference Room at Guthrie Corning Hospital.
Guthrie Corning Hospital celebrated the first day of summer and its employees/volunteers with a “Beat the Heat” event, sponsored by the Corning Hospital People Council. The event took place on June 21 in the Healing Gardens and featured games, prizes, snacks and information on preventing skin cancer for all who attended.