The Safety Circle at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital worked hard this past year, along with all the employees, to maintain the hospital as an OSHA VPP Star Site. VPP stands for Voluntary Protection Program, which is a partnership between business and OSHA. Benefits include a safer work place, reduced employee injuries, improved morale and employees involved in safety process. The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is only one of eight hospitals in the United States to achieve this award. This is due to all employees’ contributions in helping to sustain our status as an OSHA VPP Star Site.
The DAISY Award is a national program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. The founders of the program use the award to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people. At Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, the DAISY is awarded quarterly.
A newly renovated area at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital is now open for interventional pain services.
This new space will allow for the expansion of Guthrie's interventional pain services in Towanda. Guthrie providers are now seeing patients for office visits and procedures on Wednesdays and Fridays. Guthrie’s interventional pain management program provides minimally invasive, non-surgical techniques and treatment options for patients with chronic pain.
Each year, Guthrie Medical Group Administration and the Rewards and Recognition Committee of the Guthrie Medical Group seek to recognize providers who epitomize the mission statement of Guthrie and the ideals of Dr. Donald Guthrie. Nominations for the Donald Guthrie Distinguished Provider Award are now being accepted. A provider can be nominated by another provider, an employee, or a patient or patient’s family. Click here to download the form.
The employee shuttle service will not be running on Labor Day due to the company holiday. On Sept. 5 only, staff who report to work may park in the employee parking on the Guthrie Sayre Campus or in the Wilbur Ave. lot. Due to limited staffing, there may be longer than usual wait times for the shuttle service during the remainder of the week, September 6 - 9, in the morning hours. We apologize for the delays and thank you for your understanding.
The Trauma Center at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital treats patients with life-threatening injuries, many caused by motor vehicle crashes. Distracted driving contributes to a large number of motor vehicle-related injuries.
We are pleased to welcome Scott Silvestri, MBA, as Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Scott joins Guthrie from Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Coshocton, Ohio where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Scott possesses unique experience as a hospital and health system financial leader based upon his 21 years of experience in the field. Please make him feel very welcome!
Guthrie hosted an event at the former Corning Hospital site on July 26 marking the beginning of the demolition of the hospital as it is made shovel-ready for its purchase by developers. The event featured speakers who shared their memories of the hospital. During the event, Guthrie Corning Hospital President, Garrett Hoover, presented a framed copy of the bronze plaque that will remain onsite with a memorial bench once the reconstruction is complete.
Guthrie and Hanger Clinic hosted a special presentation for staff this week focused on the recovery journey of a local teacher who received trauma services at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. The event featured former trauma patient Jeremiah Serfas of Sayre, Pa. and Guthrie vascular surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Sampson. They both spoke about the 2011 accident that brought Serfas to Guthrie, its immediate aftermath, and Serfas’ ongoing recovery.
Each year, Guthrie Medical Group Administration and the Rewards and Recognition Committee of the Guthrie Medical Group seek to recognize providers who epitomize the mission statement of Guthrie and the ideals of Dr. Donald Guthrie. Nominations for the Donald Guthrie Distinguished Provider Award are now being accepted. A provider can be nominated by another provider, an employee, or a patient or patient’s family.