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.
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.
Last Friday, July 29, a milestone was achieved when Guthrie performed its 100th successful Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The TAVR program began in August of 2014 when Guthrie Cardiology performed its first TAVR to replace a stenotic, or narrowed valve, with a new bioprosthetic valve without performing standard open heart surgery. At the inception of the program this was done by making an incision in the upper thigh to access the femoral artery, which the valve would travel through while the patient was under general anesthesia.
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.
The Guthrie Gala is the premiere fundrasier for Sayre House of Hope, and the community has shown overwhelming support for this important cause. The 2016 Gala Presented by Elderwood is on track to raise a record amount thanks to the generous support of this year's sponsors.
Each month, we are highlighting a key military date and featuring the story of a service member or veteran connected to Guthrie whose story relates to that date.
On August 1, 1907 the very first iteration of the US Air Force was formed as a division of the US Army by an act of Congress. This division would become a separate military branch in 1947, and has since become the largest of the world's air forces.
A few weeks ago, we announced the arrival of new units for the safe and anonymous disposal of unused or expired medications in Sayre and Towanda. MedSafe® drug disposal units have been installed in the Clinic Pharmacy in Sayre and in the main lobby at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. A unit is also soon to go into Guthrie Corning Hospital. They are available for the public to use during pharmacy hours.