Rennie Woodhouse, Director of Facility Operations at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, recently achieved Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) certification, becoming one of only 81 individuals who hold this certification across Pennsylvania.
As of Jan. 1, 2019, Guthrie Now video visits are now available with no co-pay for Guthrie Network Advantage members and covered family members. Some covered staff members experienced a glitch with the copay when using the service in the first week of January. That issue has now been resolved and the copay will show as $0 for all patients who select Guthrie Network Advantage as their insurance. The copays that were collected in error will be refunded.
Felissa Koernig, JD, MBA, FACHE will be joining Guthrie as President/COO of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital effective Feb. 25, 2019.
Felissa joins Guthrie with over ten years of healthcare management experience. Felissa is coming to Guthrie from the VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC where she was the Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer. She received her Juris Doctorate from Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, MBA at Penn State University Capitol College and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Elmira College.
Employees at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, formerly Cortland Regional Medical Center, were invited to an information fair and welcome event on Jan. 9 and 10 as part of their official welcome to the Guthrie system. The event featured information and raffles from teams across the Guthrie system, remarks from leadership, the unveiling of new signage at the hospital, and coverage from a number of media outlets.
The IRS has announced that the standard mileage rate for business related travel effective Jan. 1, 2019 will increase to 58 cents per mile. Guthrie’s mileage reimbursement rate will increase to match the IRS standard rate of 58 cents per mile.
Updated CY 2019 Mileage Reimbursement forms can be found on the intranet.
A small team of nurse researchers at the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University is conducting a qualitative study on nurses’ experiences working in virtual care and telehealth environments. If you are a practicing nurse or advanced practice nurse, ages 18-65, with more than one year of experience in conducting virtual care encounters with clients, we would like the opportunity to talk with you more about the study and potentially schedule an interview.
Guthrie offers scholarships to area high school seniors who are planning a career in health care. Students must be a member of the Class of 2019 and enroll in a health-related program of study.
There are also a limited number of Guthrie Employee Scholarships for the children of Guthrie employees. The employee must be a .6 FTE or greater and have one or more years of employment with Guthrie. These scholarships will support any field of study.
Full details and the applications are available at: