Guthrie Corning Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award, a referral source for the best in healthcare. The Patient Safety Award signifies that Guthrie Corning Hospital is in the top 16% of 3,179 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.
Starting in September, patient admission packages will now include a Personal Health Record (PHR). The PHR is a patient centered health record that helps guide the patient through their care process post discharge and is an important tool to help patients become more actively engaged in their own wellness. This is not a replacement of eGuthrie, but a way to raise awareness about the importance of patients organizing their health information including medications, health conditions and questions related to their care.
There will be two Rural Trauma Team Development courses at Guthrie Corning Hospital Niagara and Seneca Conference Rooms on Thursday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course is designed to improve the quality of care to the rural trauma patient by addressing common problems, initial assessment, and stabilization of the injured. The class is limited to 30 attendees. Please RSVP by August 30 to Kristy Diffenderfer, RN at 607-937-7456.
There will be 2 Living healthy workshops for chronic disease self-management held by S2AY Rural Health Network at Guthrie Corning Hospital Seneca Conference Room on Monday, September 18 from 12 - 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The program will cover topics to help attendees manage frustration, pain, or isolation, effective communication with friends, family and doctors, evaluate new treatments, manage medication and maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance. They are open to patients and staff.
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.