According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million people experience occasional sleep problems.
Awareness of risk factors and the need for screening can go a long way toward early detection of lung cancer. Lung cancer is often diagnosed after it has spread outside the lungs. Most people with lung cancer die from the disease because it is found after it has spread.
It’s not too late to participate in the Guthrie Veterans Committee Poppy Contest. Each department in the organization is invited to participate by creating a display with 50 red poppies, which can be placed in break rooms or patient waiting areas to honor employees on your team who are current service members or veterans, or who have family members in the military. This year's theme is “My Veteran and Me.”
Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day and in celebration, we are pleased to announce that Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has received Primary Stroke Center re-certification from the Joint Commission based on a review of compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care.
After many months of planning and construction, 8NW is ready to welcome its first cardiac and vascular patients. All Guthrie employees are invited to take a tour of this new “Unit-of-One” and learn how it will benefit patients and staff.
Stop by for a tour of 8NW on Friday, Oct. 26 from 12 – 4 p.m. and on Monday, Oct. 29 from 1 – 5 p.m.
It’s the time of year to begin thinking about health and benefits coverage for you and your family. Open enrollment will begin on Saturday, Nov. 10 and will continue until Monday, Dec. 10. Benefit options will be mailed to employees’ homes in the coming weeks so watch for this important information and take time to plan for the coverage you and your family will need in 2019.
At its October meeting, the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary awarded $60,000 in funding to two causes.
Funds in the amount of $50,000 were given to support Sayre House of Hope, a home away from home for patients and their families who travel to receive medical treatment at Guthrie in Sayre. In addition, $10,000 was given to the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot to secure a title sponsorship for the annual 5K held on Thanksgiving Day in Sayre.
Flood relief assistance through Guthrie’s Mark Stensager Human Service Fund has been exhausted and no additional applications will be accepted. Through generous contributions to this fund, there were 136 approved applications totaling $66,904.75 in financial assistance. Thank you to Candy McEwen and Kelly Dauberman who have been instrumental in the success of this assistance effort.