Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $10,000 to South Waverly Borough in support of the construction of an accessible playground in the borough.
The borough will use the funds to support construction efforts for its first ADA accessible playground. The project aims to provide a space for children and adults to be active and exercise. Future plans also include walking trails and pedestrian and bicycle connections.
The 2017 Sayre Turkey Trot, hosted by the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, raised $13,000 and hosted more than 1,000 registered runners.
The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary presented proceeds from the 2017 Turkey Trot to representatives from Bradford County backpack programs which provides packs of food to children in need to bring home on Fridays and before holiday breaks from school.
Guthrie will host a smoking cessation class for members of the community who are ready to quit smoking. The program provides six sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy to help participants through their first month of quitting, provide support and offer strategies to help people quit and stay that way.
eGuthrie continues to offer new features to improve our patients’ experience. Recent advancements have included wait lists, paperless billing and eCheck-in.
Until now, eGuthrie users were notified by email when eCheck-in became available for an upcoming appointment. Beginning Monday, eGuthrie will also send push notifications to users’ phones. Patients can click on the notification to go to eGuthrie to check in for their appointment … and skip the line at the office.
All staff must receive flu shots by Dec. 1. If you have not yet obtained your annual flu shot, please do so before Nov. 30. Guthrie believes that our patients have the right to assume that health care personnel will take all reasonable measures to reduce and avoid transmission of preventable diseases, including influenza. Therefore, all employees, medical staff members, students and volunteers must have the seasonal influenza vaccine prior to Dec. 1.
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.