The annual Guthrie mandatory employee flu shot program has begun, and more than 2,500 employees have received their flu shot so far. If you have not yet obtained your annual flu shot, please click here to check the schedule of flu shot clinics to find a location and date that works for you. Egg free vaccines have now arrived and are available during all flu shot clinics.
Staff can get involved with Guthrie’s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Pick a day to wear pink as a department or team and snap a photo with a camera or smart phone. Send in your photos to Corporate_Communications@guthrie.org on or before Oct. 25 to be included in a Facebook album and Friday Facts article featuring staff wearing pink at the end of the month. Here are some of the teams who have sent in photos so far.
The Annual Guthrie United Way campaign began Oct..17 and will run until Nov.1. Guthrie employees are already showing their support by donating to their local United Way or other charities close to their heart. If you have donated to the United Way, come and trick or treat with us every day from Oct. 24- Oct. 28 between the hours of 11a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria and grab a treat.
Guthrie Sayre Walk-In provider Veronica Williamson, NP appeared on the Today Show this week alongside her sister Jo Ann Jantz. Jo Ann's family orchestrated a surprise appearance on the show to honor her during her battle with breast cancer. The segment features a meeting with Jo Ann’s real life super hero.
The Wound Care Centers at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Corning Hospital are getting ready for Diabetes Awareness Month by educating local physicians and patients about the treatment of potential or existing chronic wounds for people also suffering from diabetes.
Guthrie will host a “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” dinner on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western, 225 Spring St. in Sayre, Pa. Community members and all those affected by the disease including survivors, current patients and loved ones are invited to attend this free event.
Sayre American Legion Post 283 donated proceeds from their annual golf tournament, held July 2 at Tomasso's, to create the new Veteran Patient Assistance Fund at Guthrie. The fund assists Veterans who are current Guthrie patients, and their immediate family members, with unmet financial burdens resulting from serious or chronic medical conditions for which they are receiving care at Guthrie. Thank you to the American Legion for this generous donation.
Super User and End User Training registration is open in Guthrie Learn. Our goal is that by November 15, all Epic Super Users will be registered for training. The target date for End User Training registration is November 30. Meeting these target dates, will give managers time to assess and coordinate scheduling and backfill needs. Please discuss with your manager and register for your Super User and End User classes.
The Guthrie Wellness Incentive may be one of the easiest ways around to earn $300. The wellness incentive is a cash payment to employees who take certain steps to manage their health. To claim the incentive, you must log in to your account at highmarkbcbs.com and click on “Rewards Program” on the member home screen under “Wellness Programs”.
To earn $125 through the incentive just receive a regular wellness exam including a biometric screening from a Guthrie provider. You may have already done this and just need to log in to your account at highmarkbcbs.com.
Beginning on Nov. 1, all Guthrie vendors will be required to register and check in with RepTrax, a software system that Guthrie is now using to manage vendors. As part of the system, Vendors at all four Guthrie hospitals and the Big Flats Surgical Center will need to visit a kiosk each day that they are at Guthrie to print a badge. If you work with vendors, please help to educate them about this new system.