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.
Quarterly Values Celebrations will soon be held across Guthrie. The celebrations recognize achievements made across the system and honor staff who went the extra mile. Celebrations are scheduled for Nov. 3 at Guthrie Corning Hospital and in Sayre.
Omnicell will host an educational event for nursing, pharmacy, IT, finance and medication safety staff members. It will be held in the Omnicell mobile demonstration truck, which will be parked on Guthrie’s Sayre Campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. The event will have pharmacy and nursing experts on-hand to answer questions. Stop in to see the latest medication and supply automation, IV robotics, and business analytics solutions to help clinicians deliver superior patient care.
This month, Guthrie hosted Mansfield University President Francis Hendricks '79 (Brig. Gen., USAF, retired), who met with Mansfield University’s Health Sciences majors at Guthrie’s Sayre Campus. Mansfield University and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital work jointly to provide clinical and classroom instruction for students in the nursing, radiology technology and respiratory therapy programs.
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.
Employees are invited to learn more about their Guthrie benefits, engage in wellness education and activities, get their flu shot, meet vendors from across the region and enjoy prize raffles and giveaways.
The Sayre Borough will consider changes to parking in the borough during the October meeting of the borough’s Public Safety Committee and Administration Committee. Proposed changes include replacing two-hundred parking meters that will limit parking times to thirty or ninety minutes, enforcement of metered spaces beginning at 8 a.m., and a cost increase to downtown meters. The borough will also consider adding permit parking to on street parking spaces in the vicinity of West Lockhart St, North Elmer Ave, and Hospital Place.
The new physician lounge on 4th level West Building at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital will be opening on Monday, Oct. 3. The new lounge is located adjacent to the A-Elevator Lobby near the double door entrance of the 4 West Observation and Interventional Radiology Suite. The lounge will be relocated from its current location to allow for development of procedural space including expansion for a new four bay prep and recovery unit open to the existing Surgery Prep unit. Construction will begin immediately in the vacated space to construct a new procedure room, prep and recovery unit.