On Oct. 12 – 13, second and third shift employees at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital should not park in C lot. C lot entrance and exits will be locked starting Friday night and reserved Saturday, Oct. 13 for the Ladies Day Out event food truck parking.
The Guthrie Veterans Committee will host the annual poppy display contest in advance of Veterans Day. Each department in the organization is invited to create 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.”
All employees must complete Compliance Training modules assigned to them in Guthrie Learn by Oct. 31. To access them go to Guthrie Learn and sign in to your account. The next step is to click on “My Training to Complete” to see your assigned modules. If you have any trouble accessing or opening the modules, please contact the IT Helpdesk.
All staff must receive flu shots by Dec. 1. Guthrie believes that our patients have the right to assume that health care personnel will take all reasonable measures to reduce and avoid transmission of preventable diseases, including influenza. Therefore, all employees, medical staff members, students and volunteers must have seasonal influenza vaccine. Click here for a list of employee flu shot opportunities.
Awareness of risk factors and the need for screening can go a long way toward the 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.
As the holiday season draws near, the 2018 Guthrie Choir will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Science Lecture Room in the School of Nursing on the Guthrie Sayre campus.
We are looking for new members, as well as those who have been members in the past. Past members should bring any music they have. If you play an instrument and would like to play with the choir, please bring that as well.
The Patient Safety Department would like to provide advanced notice that there will be an outage of RL Solutions (our Incident Reporting System) due to an upgrade in the system. This will take place on Oct. 15 at 7 a.m. The downtime will be approximately two days and we will send a notice as soon as it is complete.
Guthrie will hold an indoor farmers' market on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to stop by and purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and bakery items. The farmers' market is scheduled every week during October, November and December starting on Oct. 17. Different vendors will be attending every week including Slipping Down Farm, Growen Food, Mastracchio's Bakery and more.
The American Red Cross could not meet patient needs and touch so many lives if it were not for organizations like Guthrie. We are proud to support our community, our country and be a part of the impact that the Red Cross makes every day.
We will be hosting our next blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross at Guthrie’s Sayre Campus in the Patterson Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 22 from 12 – 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.