The revised tobacco policy will go into effect at Guthrie Corning Hospital on July 1 and across the system on Sept. 1. The earlier date at Guthrie Corning Hospital is in place as a result of discussions with the union at that location and existing labor management "good neighbor" initiatives related to tobacco use.
This revised policy features five major changes to encourage our workforce to be healthier:
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.
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.
The Wound Care Centers at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Corning Hospital are getting ready for Diabetes Awareness Month by educating local physicians and patients about the treatment of potential or existing chronic wounds for people also suffering from diabetes.
Demolition is well underway at the site of the old Corning Hospital. After demolition is complete the site will be redeveloped by the new owners. Guthrie vacated the former facility in 2014 when the new Guthrie Corning Hospital was opened at 1 Guthrie Dr. in Corning.
Quarterly Values Celebrations will soon be held across Guthrie. The celebrations recognize achievements made across the system and honor staff who went the extra mile. Celebrations are scheduled for Nov. 3 at Guthrie Corning Hospital and in Sayre.
Employees are invited to learn more about their Guthrie benefits, engage in wellness education and activities, get their flu shot, meet vendors from across the region and enjoy prize raffles and giveaways.