A luncheon was held at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 1 to honor the 22 years of service provided by Mike Coyle, Facilities Supervisor. Mike was an important part of our transition to the new facility and helped us to maintain the old facility for so many years. Mike is retiring and has relocated to Spencer, NY. Congratulations to Mike on his retirement!
The Volunteer Office is excited to announce that the annual Angel trees are now available in the cafeteria at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. These trees will be on display through Friday, Dec. 9. Angel trees benefit local children in need at Christmas, and you can help by choosing a name tag off of the trees. Both the Salvation Army and the Northern Tier Helping Hands appreciate the support, and hope that this year hundreds of local children will benefit from such generosity.
On Nov. 11 staff and residents honored veterans. Chaplain Richard visited to hand out certificates and poppies during a party, and he went around to all rooms that could not make it to the party to thank veterans for their service.
Helen Wagner and Frank Guastaveno are pictured with Chaplain Richard during a party to honor veterans.
Quarterly Values Celebrations were recently held in Corning and Sayre to recognize accomplishments across the system and employees at each location. The celebration at Guthrie Corning Hospital honored Dr. Matthew Jackson with the Prism Award and the Operating Room team with the Crystal Award.
The recent celebration held in Sayre honored a number of teams and achievements. The celebration recognized honors including Primary Stroke Center designation for the hospital, and 100 Best Hospitals in the US for Coronary Interventions designation given by Healthgrades.
Give the gift of life and sign up to donate blood in Corning on Oct. 31 between 11:30 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m. The blood drive will be held at Guthrie Corning Hospital. To sign up, please call volunteer services at 607-937-7455.
The gift shop at Guthrie Corning Hospital is running specials for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Halloween. Visit the gift shop through Oct. 30 and receive 20% off of anything pink. All Halloween items will be 40% off between Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 31.
Roy Turner is the recipient of the 2016 Employee of the Year Award for Guthrie Corning Hospital presented at the Sixty-second Annual Service Awards Banquet. Roy works in the Emergency Department and has been with the hospital for 37 years. He received the award after numerous Shining Start awards from patients and their families. He was recognized for engaging each patient with kind, respectful, encouraging words and for keeping family members comfortable and informed. Roy makes each patient his number one priority and demonstrates unfailing compassion.
Times have changed as has the hospital location, but the purpose of the Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary remains the same after 60 years: to assist the Troy Community Hospital in any way possible. They recently celebrated this milestone anniversary with a special membership luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Special effort was made to include the many people who served as presidents over the first 60 years of the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary. There were 40 guests in attendance at the luncheon, including several past auxiliary presidents.
Dr. Jasvantsinh J. Zala will retire on Oct. 31 after sixteen years of service as an anesthesiologist at Guthrie Corning Hospital. During his time there, Dr. Zala served on a number of committees including the anesthesia, ER, bylaws, and ethics committees. He also served as the Chief of Anesthesiology in Corning from 2005 - 2008. Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Zala.