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.
Getting an annual flu shot by Dec. 1 is mandatory for all employees, medical staff members, volunteers, and students at Guthrie. Requests for exception of the influenza vaccine for valid medical and/or religious reasons must be completed annually in a declination form, available on the intranet. All forms must be completed and returned, with appropriate documentation to the Employee Health Office (EHO) by Tuesday, Oct. 31.
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 a keynote presentation by Dr. Gettman, Mayo Clinic expert, who will speak on advances in Robotic Surgery for urinary, gynecologic, colorectal and ear, nose and throat health. Guthrie clinicians will offer blood pressure screenings, body composition analysis, a kidney stone presentation and cancer education. Bring your questions to our panel of Primary Care Providers and Urologists from Guthrie and ask the experts.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men is the victim of domestic violence in her or his lifetime, as well as 1 in 7 adults in the United States who are the survivors of witnessing and/or being the recipient of child abuse.
To coincide with National Pharmacy Week, the Guthrie inpatient and outpatient pharmacies in Sayre are teaming up to hold a Brown Bag Event for patients. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Clinic Atrium on Guthrie’s Sayre campus. Patients are encouraged to bring in a bag of all current prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements that they currently take.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the flu has caused between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually in the United States since 2010. 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.
The refreshed tobacco policy has been in effect at Guthrie Corning Hospital since July 1 and across the system since Sept. 1. Thank you to all who have supported this important initiative, and who are actively working to create a healthier environment for our patients, visitors, employees and the communities we serve.