Guthrie is working hard on many fronts to transform clinical care. This goal is in line with the Triple Aim of creating a better patient experience while improving the health of entire populations and keeping costs down. One way that Guthrie is working to achieve this is by transforming each of our primary care sites to patient-centered medical homes.
Spring is the perfect time to focus on your health and fitness goals. Julie Walenta, Guthrie’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, will offer a free class about the health benefits of certain foods, how to read food labels, proper portion sizes, and monitoring your food intake. The class will take place on Thursday, April 20 at the conference rooms at Guthrie Corning Hospital from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants will also receive a free diabetes screening by Christine Wozniak,
The system-wide Influenza Season Policy has been revised. This includes an algorithm for Direct Patient Care Healthcare Workers who develop influenza-like symptoms. Any employee who develops these symptoms, regardless of whether they received a flu shot, should follow this algorithm.
Dr. Michael Scalzone, EVP for Medical Affairs for the Guthrie Medical Group, recently took part in a roundtable discussion on physician compensation at Harvard School of Public Health. This two day session included researchers from Harvard and MIT, as well as representatives from integrated health systems across the country.
Guthrie and Lourdes teamed up to offer Medical Mission at Home this month. The event offered a day of free medical care and other services to all attendees. More than 200 volunteers, including physicians, nurses, and other Guthrie employees gave their time to treat over 90 patients during the event. Great work to the organizers and volunteers who made the day a success!
Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $4,600 to Sayre-based Church of the Redeemer in support of its distribution work with the Healthy Foods, Healthy Families program. This initiative is committed to reducing food insecurities for families of Guthrie Weight Loss Center patients.
Guthrie will take part in a free medical care clinic on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Owego Elementary School. Patient navigators are needed to escort patients through the care experience. No specific medical experience is required to serve in this role.
The Guthrie inpatient and outpatient pharmacies in Sayre are teaming up to offer free brown bag check-ups for patients. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Clinic Atrium in Sayre. Patients are encouraged to bring in a bag of all current prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements they currently take. A pharmacist will be available to review each of the medications and ensure that there are no areas of concern related to drug interactions, dosing, administration technique, compliance and side effects.
Guthrie is sponsoring the annual Greater Valley EMS free drive-through flu shot clinic Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Lynch-Bustin Elementary School/Harlan Rowe Middle School complex in Athens. This is a great opportunity for friends and family members to receive a free flu shot. A flu shot is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and your loved ones this flu season. Guthrie employees can receive flu shots during one of the scheduled flu shot clinics at Guthrie, which you can view here.