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.
In today’s digital age, Guthrie’s Information Services team helps keep us wired and connected, as well as making sure our data stays safe and secure. Please join Guthrie in celebrating this incredibly important “support” team during National Health IT Week, which runs from September 26-Sept. 30. Without their support, we would not be able to deliver our services across the region.
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.
Starting Monday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m., a project will begin to replace the flooring at the 3rd level Sumner lobby, sitting area and hallway leading back to Medical Records. This area will be closed off and no through traffic will be permitted from 5:30 p.m. until the following morning. Please note, this means that you cannot exit the elevator or stairs at the level 3 Sumner lobby. Please exit at Level 2. Employees will still be able to access the shuttle pick-up/drop-off vestibule from the small set of stairs coming up from Level 2 to the shuttle pick-up/drop-off vestibule.
The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a dinner for their members on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium. Auxiliary members will be there speaking about upcoming events they are organizing this year and how you can be a part. There will be music, food stations and fun! Sayre campus employees are welcome to attend this dinner at no cost if you have an interest in joining the Auxiliary. A new member special will be available that night. Please RSVP by Oct.
Distracted driving awareness month at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and the Guthrie Sayre Campus is drawing to a close, but you still have time to pledge to drive distraction-free. Melissa Ross, Trauma Resource Nurse and Injury Prevention Coordinator, will be manning an information table and taking pledges outside the cafeteria during lunch time on random days for the remainder of the month. She will also be available in the Sumner Lobby from 3 - 6 p.m. on random days.
The annual Employee Benefit and Wellness Fairs kick off in just under two weeks. These fun events, to be held on the Guthrie Sayre campus on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and at Guthrie Corning Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 6 offer our employees an opportunity get their annual mandatory flu shots while also visiting with a number of vendors, including Fidelity, Highmark, our employee assistance provider eni, and local colleges.
This week, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital reopened 5 Main following the fire that took place in July. Many staff members and contractors were involved in helping to get the unit ready to welcome back patients. A special thanks goes out to the following teams for their efforts:
Guthrie Hospice will offer a five-week Community Bereavement Support Group each Thursday Oct. 6 through Nov. 3 at Guthrie’s Sayre campus. The group will meet in the 2 North Conference Room at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Every unit of donated blood can help save up to three lives. Each recipient of that blood donation has his or her own story. He or she could be an accident or trauma victim, cancer patient, a mother giving birth, a premature baby, a transplant recipient or surgical candidate. The impact of that unit of blood goes beyond that patient – it is multiplied by the impact it has on that person’s loved ones who are thankful for the unit that was donated.