The IRS generally updates the Business Mileage Rate effective January 1 of each year. The IRS has announced that the standard mileage rate for business related travel effective Jan. 1, 2018 will increase to 54.5 cents per mile. Guthrie’s mileage reimbursement rate will match the IRS standard rate of 54.5 cents per mile. Please contact Michele Sisto in Finance at 570-887-4625 with any questions.
Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital implemented the PeopleSoft Human Resources and Payroll system beginning on Dec. 18. This is an exciting step in the process to integrate Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital with the larger Guthrie system.
One of the best ways to welcome 2018 is to create healthy lifestyle habits together. The Guthrie Wellness Committee invites employees to participate in a wellness challenge this January. This month's challenge is to eat at least one meal with your family, friends and/or coworkers each week. If you participate, visit the Employee Wellness page on Workplace to share your stories and photos.
The holiday season is a time to reflect and give thanks. In appreciation of all the Guthrie team members that contribute to the care of our patients and the success of our organization, all employees, physicians and volunteers will be receiving a holiday gift. You will have a choice of either a turkey, ham or cheesecake. If you have not already done so, please let your manager know your gift preference as soon as possible so we can order the appropriate quantities.
We are excited to announce that Guthrie has partnered with the River Valley Regional YMCA. A free two week trial is now available for all employees and families from Nov. 27 – Dec. 11, 2017. To use this free trial, present your Guthrie ID badge at any of the five River Valley Regional YMCA branches: Williamsport, East Lycoming, Jersey Shore, Tioga and Towanda. If at least 20 Guthrie employees sign up for a membership, everyone’s rates get reduced with 10% off.
Guthrie Organizational Development is offering an eight-week course on Basic Medical Terminology where participants will learn 350 Greek and Latin medical word parts that can help with deciphering thousands of complex medical terminologies. The course will take place on eight Fridays from Oct. 20 - Dec. 15 (no class on Nov. 24) in Classroom C of the Patterson Building on the Guthrie Sayre campus. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The transition to Outlook is nearly complete across the system. Check out the O-365 Training Tips and Tricks group on Workplace for some helpful tips or to ask any questions you may have. You can also find available training dates on Guthrie Learn.
Employees that visited the Guthrie Employee Benefit and Wellness fairs last week in Sayre and Corning had the opportunity to learn about their employee benefits, community resources, Guthrie services and receive their flu shot. The theme for the fairs this year was "Musicals". Over 800 flu shots were administered between the two fairs and more than 20 vendors attended. Thank you to all who helped make these fairs a success.
The latest edition of the BalanceWorks newsletter, provided by eni, our employee assistance provider, is now available. This issue focuses on Breast Cancer Awareness and contains information to help educate on issues such as updated guidelines for early detection, symptoms, risk factors and healthy habits.
Congratulations to the following employees who completed the two day Service Excellence Academy during the month of September: Lindsey Squires, Melissa Torrey, Julia Sutphin, Brittany Monroe, Tammy Barattucci, Ashley Empson, Marissa Green, Christin Dunkling, Savoree Swarthout, Jenna Hugic, Amy Ennis, Jessica Riker, Becca McNamara, Susan Rifenburg, Cathy Fish, Michelle Hamblin, Kaylene Hale, Melody Coyne and Cheryl Bostic.