Dr. Devin Conaway and members of the Guthrie Orthodontics team visited Snyder Elementary in Sayre where Dr. Conaway gave a presentation on dental hygiene and how to take care of “our” teeth to the third-grade students. The team was also able to demonstrate proper brushing technique and distribute oral hygiene “goody bags” to the children. This visit was in recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February.
National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The March Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Pillars of Excellence Award was presented to Laura Powell, RN in the ICU. A member of the ICU Leadership Team said, “Laura goes above and beyond in many ways in the ICU. She is part of our unit’s professional people group. She is a mentor/preceptor for new nurses. She participates in the student nurse internships. She has received her CCRN, taught in the critical care course and will be teaching for our skills competency days. Laura is always willing to help her coworkers and has been recognized many times by families and peers.
Guthrie's LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum) department recently received a large donation of baby hats and car seat blankets, handmade by Kaitlyn DiNardo, a sophomore at Corning Painted Post High School.
Kaitlyn decided to learn how to crochet and knit as part of a project for school. She was able to learn with the help of YouTube videos, Google, and her grandmother Sharon Peris, a retired Guthrie radiology technician at Corning Centerway. Kaitlyn and her grandmother made numerous hats and blankets that were presented to LDRP for families in need this winter.
You may recall that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representatives recently visited the Guthrie Sayre campus in January. This visit was part of Guthrie Medical Group’s application for Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status. The VPP recognizes employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety-and-health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.
Babies born at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in February received a special gift from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). Red handmade hats were given to newborns in recognition of Heart Month and to empower parents to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.
Cigna has sent an email to some employees based on their life insurance elections during open enrollment (supplemental coverage for themselves or coverage for a spouse). The e-mail is legitimate and it is important that employees respond. The e-mails have been sent to the employees’ guthrie.org accounts from OnlineMedicalUnderwriting@CIGNA.com.