We would like to remind staff to remove their hospital issued scrubs before leaving the building. Wearing scrubs outside of their appropriate, controlled and clean environment carries a great risk of cross-contamination. Scrubs worn or taken outside of the facility have the potential to become contaminated by things like pollen or dirt, and there is a risk of that contamination coming back into sterile environments. Even washing your scrubs at home could poses a risk, so they should always be laundered by our professional services.
The repair and resurfacing of the Thomas Ave. Hangar Lot has been rescheduled. The asphalt portion of the lot will be closed off beginning July 25 through August 1. Parking at the Hangar will be available on the gravel portion of the lot. Access will be given to the Hangar for deliveries through the rear of the Hangar building. All vehicles must be removed from the lot no later than July 24. Inclement weather may push the work beyond August 1.
If you have any questions or concerns, call Joe Zernell at 570-887-6032 or construction at 570-887-4412.
Back Pain Centers of America, which connects people searching for solutions to their neck and back pain with a reputable physician in their area, announces that the Guthrie Spine Center is the winner of the 2017 Awards of Excellence for the Patient Growth Award. This award recognizes the practices which have demonstrated high growth and healthy growth in a calendar year.
In the health care industry, we rely heavily on technology and access to instant information. The threat to security of online information is always increasing and protecting patient health information has become increasingly challenging. It is our duty at Guthrie to increase our IT security beyond our Compliance, Privacy, and Security departments, and all staff members must do their part to protect patient information and know how to access, transfer and store data appropriately.
The first of two campus wide power outages will occur Friday, June 23 beginning at 10 p.m. and will last 4-6 hours. The outage will affect all buildings on the Sayre campus. The emergency generators will be engaged at approximately 7 p.m. Advanced notice will be given to departments prior to generator start up. Please remember to turn off all computers that are not in use to prevent any lost information. Also make sure that computers which are required to stay on are plugged into an emergency power outlet (red outlets).
Guthrie's Community Training Center will offer free non-health care provider CPR classes during the next two months. The classes will include information on how to help a choking adult as well as child and infant CPR. These classes will be open to the public. To register for a course, please call 570-887-6390 or email name, email address, and phone number to Altieri_Bethany@Guthrie.org.
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.
Guthrie Corning Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that Guthrie Corning Hospital is in the top 15% of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.
The annual Culture of Safety Survey is a tool that Guthrie uses to hear our employees’ perception of safety issues across the organization. This survey helps to highlight areas where we can continue to improve the service we deliver. Click here to take the survey. This year’s survey deadline has been extended to April 10.
Employees who complete the survey may receive a candy bar by submitting their confirmation page to the following contacts: