Guthrie Medical Group recently received the 2015 United Healthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award. This award was in recognition of the quality of service Guthrie providers gave their patients in 2015. In recognition of its successful efforts with Medicare Advantage patients in particular, Guthrie also earned a quality incentive of over $300,000. Over the past year, Guthrie has successfully achieved the PATH programs performance metrics, with the majority being measured at a five star rating.
Guthrie’s Dr. Rodrigo Samodal, a family medicine physician in Guthrie’s Big Flats and Watkins Glen practices, was awarded the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The degree was conferred on Dr. Samodal and more than 140 family physicians during a convocation Sept. 23, in conjunction with the AAFP's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
We are pleased to welcome Shane Raupers as the Director, Practice Administration for the departments of Urology, Pulmonary, Oral Surgery, General Surgery, and Trauma Surgery for the Guthrie Medical Group. Shane earned his Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and joins us from the United States Army where he most recently served in the role of Executive Officer / Supervisor in Fort Drum, N.Y.
Dr. Brian Cassetta and his wife Christina recently attended the Suicide Prevention Center of New York annual awards banquet along with other members of the iMatter Foundation. iMatter is an organization that seeks to spread a message of hope, value and purpose to teens and young adults. It has a mission is to eradicate suicide, depression, and self-abuse by empowering hope, life and purpose in our culture.
We are pleased to announce Joseph Choi, MD, PhD as Chairman of Orthopaedics and Chief of the Musculoskeletal service line. Dr. Choi is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who has been with Guthrie since 2009 and has demonstrated his commitment to the Guthrie Orthopaedics team after years of dedicated service and leadership in the department. Congratulations to Dr.
As the seasons change and kids are getting back into the swing of the school schedule, take a minute to register for Guthrie Now. It’s an easy way to visit with a provider on the go from a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Registration is free and staff members who have the Guthrie Network Advantage plan can visit with a provider on Guthrie Now for a $15 copay. Watch this video to learn more.
Fall Sports Injuries – Management, Diagnoses & Prevention will be held Sept. 20 from 5 - 6 p.m. at Hotel Ithaca on Cayuga St. in Ithaca, N.Y. Guthrie’s Dr. Bruce Greene will go over the management, diagnoses and prevention of common sports injuries. This seminar is open to athletes, parents, and coaches and is free, although registration is required.
The Guthrie post-concussion support group for community members who have suffered a concussion will hold their first meeting of the school year on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, Pa.
This is the seventh year that the group has offered support to athletes and their families, and has featured dozens of speakers who have shared their personal journeys of dealing with sports related post-concussion syndrome.
The skin team committee at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital works together to assist in proper skin care and prevention of pressure ulcers at the hospital. The committee also works on community projects together. This year they collect items such as school supplies, money, food, and or gently used clothing for a local school. The team collected a car load of school supplies ranging from notebooks to back packs with all the goodies in between like pens, pencils, crayons and markers. There was some clothing donated as well as $200.00 in cash.