Dr. Michael Clark, a Guthrie Otolaryngologist, was invited to serve as a clinical subject matter expert (SME) for a Mayo Clinic Cochlear Implants Advisory Panel. The presentation was held via video conference on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Congratulations to Dr. Clark!
As part of their Silver Award Project, Girl Scouts in Troop 41227 donated two Adirondack chairs, five tied fleece blankets and one quilt to Sayre House of Hope. They also held food and household items drives at several locations in the valley. Their efforts have helped replenish House of Hope’s cupboards, and provided large amount of items for the baskets of toiletry items for the families that stay there.
The Guthrie Cardiac and Vascular Center held a luncheon on Sept. 25 in celebration of completing 100 successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures since the program began in Aug. 2014. All previous TAVR patients were invited to join the celebration as special guests. Former TAVR patient, Mildred Mansfield of Horseheads, N.Y., described her experience with TAVR saying, “It was a miracle. I turned 88 this month, and I didn’t expect to live to see it. Now I’m back on my feet living the active lifestyle I’m used to.
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been named a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association. This recognition means that the communities of the Twin Tiers now have access to nationally accredited stroke care.
For the second year, the Mansfield University/ Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital senior nursing class participated in a service learning project at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira, NY under the direction of Mansfield University nursing faculty members Professor Christine Varner, Dr. Ellen Reynolds, and Dr. Fred Farley. These students, enrolled in the community health nursing course, and their faculty spent the day at the Food Bank where they served as volunteers, sorting and repacking food and other donated items that are eventually distributed to those in need.
Participants in the Teen Reading Lounge program at Allen F. Pierce Free Library in Troy, Pa. created a series of paintings which they donated to Guthrie’s cancer center patients. The paintings are space themed and each include a personal note for the patient who receives it. Thanks to the teens for their donation.
Guthrie's Community Garden has been producing fresh vegetables for patients identified at the Guthrie Weight Loss Center who have food insecurities this summer. Volunteers from a local Girl Scout troop have been maintaining and harvesting at the garden each week. Last week they were also joined by members of Guthrie's Senior Leadership Team and representatives from Chartis. This group helped build additional plots for next year and completed general garden maintenance tasks. The group also harvested a plentiful bunch of vegetables.
On behalf of the Guthrie Gala Committee, thank you to the 350 guests whom attended the sold out 2016 Guthrie Gala, presented by Elderwood at Waverly, held on Sept. 10, and to each of the event’s generous sponsors. This year’s event proceeds will top $115,000 from over 80 very supportive sponsors and donors, making this a record setting year for the Gala.