Dr. Mustafa Aman, Guthrie Weight Loss Center bariatric surgeon, will be presenting “New and Emerging Technologies” at the upcoming Obesity Symposium. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Arena in Binghamton.
Guthrie now offers the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program for cancer patients. Our Certified Trainer provides an 8-session smoking cessation program focused on biological, psychological and social/cultural links to smoking. Each participant will receive a Freedom from Smoking kit to assist with the cessation process. The class will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Cancer Center Conference Room on Guthrie Sayre campus. Attendance is required at all sessions: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 6, 11, 18, 25.
There will be three sessions of presentations about Pennsylvania's approach to impaired nurses which will include information on the signs and symptoms of an impaired health care professional, requirements for nurses suspected of impairment, current drug trends and more. These presentations will take place in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie Sayre campus on Nov. 8. The first session will be from 8 - 10 a.m. tailored to the new nurse, the second session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tailored to nurse managers and educators and the third session will be from 1 - 3 p.m.
On August 21st, with most of the nation following the eclipse, Danika Lisi decided to offer lemonade to thirsty eclipse-watchers. Danika, of Painted Post, set up a lemonade stand in her community and donated the proceeds to Guthrie Corning Hospital’s Cancer Center Fund, in honor of her father, a cancer survivor. Danika’s father also recently donated to the Cancer Center Fund during the annual Relay for Life. Our thanks to the Lisi family for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
Guthrie’s refreshed tobacco policy is now in effect at all Guthrie locations. This policy is part of a renewed effort to create a healthier environment for patients, visitors, employees and the communities that we serve. It also aids in Guthrie’s goal to be an employer of choice to attract and retain top talent in order to provide excellent patient care.
A new session of Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale/Smart Points will be 10 sessions on Thursdays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 16 in the Patterson Building, Nursing Lecture Room at the Guthrie Sayre Campus. Meetings will be at 5:15 p.m. and at least 15 members are needed for the group to become a reality. Cost is $125 prepaid per person (Visa, Master Card, Cash or Check). The weekly weigh in and meeting will take about 30 minutes. Please register in advance to ensure materials are available for all members.
The Diabetes Support Group at Guthrie HealthWorks will host a meeting on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in the conference room. The meeting will discuss healthy packable snacks and lunches. This is an opportunity to look at ways to continue eating healthy while packing lunches for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Wozniak at 607-937-4881.
Guthrie will host an Opioid Take Back Day on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Clinic Pharmacy on the Sayre Campus. On this day, employees and community members are encouraged to clean out unneeded medications from their medicine cabinets and drop them in the MedSafe bin at the pharmacy to be disposed of properly.
National Preparedness Month theme for 2017 is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Anyone can help first responders in their communities if they are properly trained on how to respond during an emergency. The goal of the campaign is to increase the overall number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions.
Each week of National Preparedness Month will have a new focus to help you prepare your response to a possible disaster:
Guthrie physicians, Dr. Jeffery Alwine, sports medicine and Dr. Andrea Worley, pediatrics, spent some time talking about back to school, sports safety and answering patient questions during a live video on Facebook this week. Check out the Guthrie Health Facebook page to view the replay.