The Commonwealth Medical College and Geisinger Health System formally announced their integration agreement on Wednesday, Sept. 28. From Guthrie’s perspective, this is welcome news for a number of reasons. Most importantly, this integration solidifies the financial foundation for the medical school in perpetuity through an amendment in Geisinger's articles of incorporation.
This year at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, the Respiratory Therapists will celebrate with a "Do you know your Respiratory Therapist" crossword puzzle. The puzzle will be distributed throughout Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital for staff to try to solve. If you return the puzzle to the department you may win a prize! The team will also be choosing a local charity to participate with. Every day the staff will have educational opportunities and snacks. Make sure you remember your Respiratory Therapists this week!
During the course of the last several months, IS has worked with nurse management at all levels to determine and remediate issues experienced on several technology fronts at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.
The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a Geneva Linen sale on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 11 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria. There will be Quilt Sets from $49.95, Sherpa Throws for $29.98, Sherpa blankets from $59.95 - $64.95, Sheets sets 900 Series $40 or 3 for $110 and1200 Series sheets for $45 or 3 for $120. Sheet sizes are Twin, XL Twin, Full, Queen, King and California King. Bamboo memory pillows for $25 - $30. These make fantastic holiday gifts.
Please remember that for safety reasons the employee shuttle bus is prohibited from stopping on the ramp once they have proceeded forwarded past the passenger loading point. If you are exiting via the 3rd Level Sumner hallway, please be sure to push the shuttle button just before the administrative offices to make the shuttle drivers aware that you're in the immediate area. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Leal, Manager, at 570-887-4241.
Start your journey today! A new session of Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale/Smart Points will run on Thursdays from Nov. 3 to Dec.15 (6 sessions) in the Patterson Building, Nursing Lecture Room at the Guthrie Sayre Campus. Meetings will be at 5:15 p.m. At least 15 members are needed for the group to become a reality. Cost is $60 prepaid per person (Visa, Master Card, Cash or Check) Weekly weigh in and meeting will take about 30 minutes of your time.
Volunteer Services at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is in need of small and large paper clips. The Volunteer Services Department does many jobs for departments throughout the Sayre campus that require paper clips. If you to have any extra small or large paper clips in your area, please send them to Volunteer Services on 5 Sumner.
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.
Last week Guthrie celebrated National Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week by recognizing food service workers at each of our four hospitals. Thank you to all the food and nutrition workers at Guthrie who work hard to keep patients and staff well-nourished and healthy!
The Towanda food service team at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital
On Oct. 9 nearly 100 guests joined the First Impressions Birthing Center for their annual remembrance walk at Guthrie’s Sayre campus. The event was open to individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Many families brought memorabilia of their loved one and shared their stories. After the walk, a ceremony was held by the pond, and attendees dropped roses in remembrance of their babies.