Guthrie Good Grief Day Camp registration is now open. The camp is for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. It will be held June 18-20 at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone, Bradford County. The camp helps children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities. In its 20th year, the camp is offered free of charge with support from Guthrie Hospice and Bradford County Human Services Development Fund. Pre-registration is required by June 15.
In order to make our workspace a welcoming environment for patients and other employees, please remember to be mindful of discussions you are having while you are at any Guthrie facility. It is important as a representative of Guthrie to respect your fellow employees and not discuss patients, visitors or work issues on site, especially in patient-care or public areas.
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s 2019 Spring Safety Day will take place on Friday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room/ASU Parking Lot in Cortland. This event will include information on how to properly use a fire extinguisher and other safety equipment as well as evacuation training and more. Spring Safety Day training is performed by Guthrie Cortland Medical Center staff and the Cortland County Fire Department.
Golf for Guthrie Hospice, the area’s premier golf tournament, will be held Friday, June 21 at The Club at Shepard Hills in Waverly, N.Y.
The tournament has raised more than $460,000 for an inspirational cause. All proceeds benefit Guthrie Hospice, which provides end-of-life services for patients throughout the region and offers bereavement services in the community.
Guthrie is proud to sponsor our next blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, June 10 from 12-5 p.m. and Tuesday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre campus.
An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those, less than 10 percent actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. There are still appointments available for Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 570-887-4242 to schedule an appointment.
Team GCMC was on hand to support the Cortland-Homer Relay for Life on June 1. Staff from Guthrie Cortland Medical Center manned the booth to spread the word about our Cancer Care Services, sold raffle baskets to support both the ACS and Guthrie’s Cancer Care Fund and assisted at the event registration table.
GCMC also sponsored the Survivor Celebration Dinner, featuring speaker Toni Murdough, Patient Experience Officer and cancer survivor, who shared her story with humor and tears. Nearly 170 people attended which included 85 survivors and their families.
The Sayre-based Guthrie Central Scheduling Program continues expanding to include more hospital departments and clinics at Guthrie. Starting June 17, 2019, patients can call 607-937-8674 or 570-887-7150 to schedule an appointment for services located at Guthrie Corning Hospital through Central Scheduling.
This change to a more streamlined scheduling process offers patients expanded business hours and increased access to the care they deserve.
Guthrie Corning Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, given to the Guthrie Corning Hospital Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor.
Theresa Hepp, Director of Patient Experience & Practice Administration has earned a prestigious certification in her field.
The Certified Patient Experience Professional Certification (CPXP) is an international designation intended for healthcare professionals or other individuals with a commitment and interest in the improvement of patient experience. After months of preparation, Hepp passed the exam for certification in May.