There is now a form for employees to utilize when taking uniform items to an approved vendor to have the Guthrie Logo applied. This approval form must be signed by the employee’s supervisor prior to taking items to the vendor. As the uniform initiative expands, this form will give us a tool to track and trend.
The form is available on the Guthrie intranet here. We will have a “soft start” using the form for the next six weeks and it will become mandatory beginning April 1, 2019.
The Guthrie Veterans Recognition and Awareness Committee was established in 2014 to recognize, support and honor Guthrie staff and patients who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. One of the activities of the committee is to highlight Guthrie employees who have served in the military.
In an effort to reduce waste and control costs within the Guthrie system, a Waste Extraction Team has been established and tasked with the goal of identifying and implementing $6 million in sustainable waste reduction strategies. Success in achieving this goal is dependent upon everyone’s involvement. Each month, the Waste Extraction Team will be posting a “Money Saving Monday” tip on Workplace.
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is implementing a new process and technology to help prevent hospital acquired infections. The program will be implemented by Xanitos. The Xanitos team will hold a “meet and learn” event on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1-5 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium. Staff members are invited to meet the new housekeeping management team and learn about the processes and technology that will be used to keep our patients and staff members safe. The event will include information-sharing and prizes.
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (GCMC) recently took part in a CHEMPACK drill. CHEMPACKs are deployable containers of nerve agent antidotes. GCMC took part in the drill to experience the process of deploying the CHEMPAK from a hub location to a spoke location. In this scenario, a truck had rolled over and spilled an unknown toxic chemical. This was part two of a two-part drill involving Cortland, Cayuga and Schuyler counties.