While it’s tempting during the cold weather to park as close to our work locations as possible, please remember that parking on the Sayre campus is prohibited for employees. This is especially important as winter weather results in the loss of several parking spaces due to snow removal. It is vital that our patients and visitors are provided with safe parking as close to their destination as possible. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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.
Guthrie has launched a new mandatory training on Workplace Harassment. This training has been assigned to every employee in Guthrie Learn to ensure we have a shared understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. The training must be completed no later than March 12, 2018. Any employee failing to complete the training may be unscheduled for work after March 12.
Staff at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital participated in a Live Code Pink exercise on Monday morning. The overall Code Pink drill was a complete success thanks to the quick response from staff. Staff participation throughout the hospital and clinic was excellent. The objective of the exercise was to evaluate staff response, heighten awareness and educate.
It is not permissible for staff to park in designated patient parking areas on the Guthrie Sayre campus during the designated hours. This is to ensure that our patients and their families are able to find parking when they come in for appointments or to visit.
Congratulations to the Guthrie Clinic Dushore office for having an 8.1% improvement in the management of patients with hypertension. In celebration, the office enjoyed a lunch from Callears and desserts prepared by Dr. Bloom and Rita Urbanek. Excellent work by the whole team!
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.
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.