We will be hosting our next blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross in the Guthrie Sayre Campus Patterson Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 4, from 12 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The season of giving is upon us and we are asking all able donors to open your hearts, roll up your sleeves and save a life. We are proud to support our community, our country and be a part of the impact that the Red Cross makes every day.
In celebration of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16, Guthrie was recognized by Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga for contributing to a tobacco free society. Frank Pinkosky, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer and Theodore Them, MD, Chief, Section of Occupational Medicine accepted the honor on behalf of Guthrie. Guthrie was recognized for its revised tobacco policy which went into effect on Sept. 1.
With the implementation of the revised tobacco policy and the goal of creating a healthier environment for patients, employees, visitors and the communities we serve, many Guthrie staff members have taken steps to quit or limit tobacco use. Since the revised tobacco policy was announced, more than 60 staff members have sought quit support from Guthrie Employee Health. Great work and many thanks to all who have been working so hard at this difficult task.
A community class called “Healthy Eating for the Holidays and Beyond” will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Guthrie Corning Hospital Conference Rooms. Join Julie Walenta, Guthrie HealthWorks Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, for a free interactive class for adults about making healthier food choices this holiday season and into the new year. Participants will also receive a free healthy holiday recipe booklet. Seating is limited.
The best way to protect yourself, your family and our patients from the flu is to get your mandatory flu shot as soon as possible. There are many upcoming opportunities to get your vaccination at Guthrie employee health in Sayre. Click here to see the schedule.
Guthrie is hosting a free health and wellness event on Nov. 9 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Big Flats Community Center at 476 Maple Street in Big Flats, N.Y. This event will feature keynote presentations by Dr. Matthew T. Gettman, Mayo Clinic Urology, who will speak on advances in Robotic Surgery for urinary, gynecologic, colorectal and ear, nose and throat health and Dr. Rajbabu Krishnamoorthy, Guthrie Clinic Urology, who will speak on urinary health, prevention and treatment of kidney stones.
For the safety and courtesy of our patients and fellow Guthrie employees, please be sure to follow elevator etiquette at all times. This includes allowing everyone time to exit before attempting to board the elevator, being sure to stand clear of the doors when waiting for the elevator and only boarding the elevator when you are sure no one else is exiting.
If you have a pacemaker or other implantable cardiac device, remote monitoring sends important information about your heart’s activities to your physician. This can reduce the number of visits to the doctor’s office. The Guthrie Cardiac and Vascular Center invites you to learn more about remote monitoring at its next support group meeting, “When Merlin Comes to Live with You”. This meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Patterson Building Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre campus. This meeting is free and open to everyone. Please register by Oct. 31.