The indoor farmers market is back at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in the cafeteria. The market will be open every other Wednesday until May 29. The next date will be Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and check out the different vendors! Please note: Not all vendors accept credit/debit cards.
Guthrie employees attended a PAPR (Powered Air-Purifying Respirator) in-service to gain a better understanding of how this equipment works. Employees learned about the use, care and maintenance of the equipment.
PAPRs use a blower to pass contaminated air through a HEPA filter, which removes the contaminant and supplies purified air to a facepiece. These are used when entering a patient’s room who is on negative pressure and who cannot wear an N95 mask.
The Guthrie Employee Wellness Newsletter for February 2019 is now available. Featured in the newsletter are recipes, health information, a wellness challenge, information about employee discounts and more! Click here to check it out.
The coffee shop in the clinic atrium on the Guthrie Sayre campus celebrated its grand reopening on Monday, Feb. 4. The event included dessert samples from Celebrations Black Diamond Cafe and a chance to try some of the new coffee options.
The new cafe is the result of many months of planning, including surveys to seek feedback from Guthrie staff and an analysis of other options currently available in the community. The atrium coffee shop is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who has had a part in making the transition a success!
Urologist Dr. Mahmoud Chehab, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, spoke to a group of approximately 70 people who braved the frigid temperatures to learn more about Rezum - a minimally invasive procedure for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Rezum provides a potential alternative to BPH medications, relieves symptoms safely and lets patients see BPH symptom improvement in as soon as two weeks.
Congratulations to the entire team for helping to educate and offer new solutions to our community.
Guthrie is excited to announce a partnership with Sock Out Cancer. Net proceeds from the sale of these colorful socks will help Guthrie cancer patients and their families with expenses such as food, transportation and housing – so they can focus their energy on fighting cancer. Purchase your socks at hospital gift shops in Towanda, Troy, Sayre and Corning. They are going fast so don’t delay!
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Guthrie Medical Group Laboratory in Sayre, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.
The facility’s director, Hani Hojjati, MD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellent services being provided. Guthrie Medical Group Laboratory is one of more than 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
Annually on February 3, we honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians Day. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Dr. Blackwell initiated the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine.
The February Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Pillars of Excellence Award was presented to Jennifer LaViola, LDRP. According to one of her patients, “Jennifer always entered my room speaking kindly and giving me an incredibly warm, friendly smile. She could tell that I was anxious and scared of what the immediate future held for me, but I was always comfortable knowing she would spend time answering my numerous questions. She always knew whether I needed a comforting touch or a little bit of humor to get me through the day.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center employees attended a lunchtime event about CONFORMIS: Custom Knee Arthroplasty. Presented by Guthrie Cortland Orthopaedic Surgeons, Charley Gates, MD and Ian Dickey, MD, staff learned more about this 3D printing imaging technology and how it is customizing each and every implant to fit a patient’s unique size and shape.