Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital held a code pink drill on the evening of Oct. 20. This drill simulated an attempted abduction of an infant from the hospital. The team that held this drill would like to thank all staff that participated in the live exercise. The drill went very smoothly. Staff participation and awareness was excellent and very well perceived. The staff’s response was wonderful on and off the unit, whether staff were covering their areas on and around their units or the additional staff that were available to help with the search.
If you have not yet obtained your annual flu shot as part of the annual mandatory employee flu shot program, please click here to check the schedule of flu shot clinics to find a location and date that works for you. More dates have been added to the schedule in Sayre. Egg free vaccines have now arrived and are available during all flu shot clinics.
The annual Guthrie mandatory employee flu shot program has begun, and more than 2,500 employees have received their flu shot so far. If you have not yet obtained your annual flu shot, please click here to check the schedule of flu shot clinics to find a location and date that works for you. Egg free vaccines have now arrived and are available during all flu shot clinics.
Beginning on Nov. 1, all Guthrie vendors will be required to register and check in with RepTrax, a software system that Guthrie is now using to manage vendors. As part of the system, Vendors at all four Guthrie hospitals and the Big Flats Surgical Center will need to visit a kiosk each day that they are at Guthrie to print a badge. If you work with vendors, please help to educate them about this new system.
The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Safety Circle is having a safety poster contest that is open to all Guthrie employees. The contest theme is "You see something, you say something." To enter, draw a picture showing a potential safety hazard and/or how to report it. The poster should be 8 1/2" x 11" and the deadline for submissions is Nov. 1. Entries can be mailed to Kevin VanHorn in the Safety and Security team at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.
Quarterly Values Celebrations will soon be held across Guthrie. The celebrations recognize achievements made across the system and honor staff who went the extra mile. Celebrations are scheduled for Nov. 3 at Guthrie Corning Hospital and in Sayre.
October 16-22 is International Infection Prevention Week. In recognition, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has developed materials to help health care providers break the chain of infection and stop germs from spreading in all care settings. No matter the germ, each chain is made up of six links that can be broken to stop that germ from infecting another person. Learn more at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou.
As health care providers in a variety of roles, we have an ethical and legal duty to keep patient information private. The policies and procedures in place at Guthrie are designed to ensure this privacy. If you are in a patient care role and have a need to access patient information, please keep in mind the following guidelines to help protect patient privacy.
Guthrie is dedicated to delivering excellent service to help our patients attain optimal, life-long health and well-being. We do so by providing integrated, clinically-advanced services that prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, within an environment of compassion, learning, and discovery. In the cyber-connected world of 2016, this environment includes patient health records, payment card information, employee personally-identifiable information, confidential operations data, financial data, and other proprietary information. Guthrie recognizes the sensitivity of this data and the value
Senior leaders at Guthrie rolled up their sleeves to receive their annual flu shot this week. Staff at Guthrie can also receive their annual flu shot, with clinic dates available in Sayre, Corning, Towanda, Troy and Guthrie Medical Group sites.
These clinics are part of Guthrie’s annual mandatory flu shot program for all employees. All employees, medical staff members, students, and volunteers must have the seasonal influenza vaccine prior to Dec. 1. This year, Guthrie will also require external vendors coming on site to provide proof of vaccination.