Community and Corporate Partners Propel New Guthrie Corning Hospital Campaign Beyond Fundraising Goal

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Community and Corporate Partners Propel New Guthrie Corning Hospital Campaign Beyond Fundraising Goal

Corning, N.Y. – Guthrie Corning Hospital’s “Building Healthier Communities” campaign has exceeded its fundraising goal with a total of $4,587,351 in pledged community and corporate support.

“We are thrilled to announce that we have exceeded the fundraising goals for the new Guthrie Corning Hospital and Cancer Center with the support of our community and corporate donors,” said G. Thomas Tranter, Jr., First Vice Chairman of the Board for Guthrie Corning Hospital and Chairman of the Building Healthier Communities campaign.

Donations to the Building Healthier Communities campaign will support the completion of the new Guthrie Corning Hospital and adjoining Cancer Center – a $146 million, 232,000-square-foot facility located in the Town of Corning off Interstate-86 at exit 48. The hospital will feature 65 private rooms designed for patient comfort, privacy and safety. Patients will benefit from an integrated campus designed for efficient delivery of quality care and expanded outpatient services. The Guthrie Cancer Center in Corning will be located on the first floor of the new hospital with a separate patient entrance. The facility will also include an efficient Emergency Department with 20 treatment areas and an on-site helipad to quickly facilitate the transfer of trauma patients.

The public phase of the Building Healthier Communities campaign was launched in January 2013 with the announcement of a $1.5 million grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation for the Cancer Center at the new Guthrie Corning Hospital. Support for the campaign came in the form of donations from community members, physician and employee giving totaling more than $480,000, corporate donations from regional organizations and the added support of Corning, Inc. employee gifts.

“The generosity of our community and area corporations has been overwhelming,” said Shirley P. Magaña, Guthrie Corning Hospital President. “Our partners have invested in the future of our community with their support of the new Guthrie Corning Hospital. I would like to especially thank Corning, Inc. and Corning Incorporated Foundation for their leadership giving as well as Mr. Tom Tranter and his team for his guidance and tireless support of our efforts during this campaign.”

The new Guthrie Corning Hospital and Cancer Center will open to the public in July 2014. A Community Open House will be held on Sunday, June 29 from 12-3 p.m. at the new facility located at One Guthrie Drive, Corning, N.Y. The public is invited to attend and tour the new Guthrie Corning Hospital and the adjoining Cancer Center, meet the staff and learn more about the services and amenities offered by the new facility.

To learn more about the new Guthrie Corning Hospital, visit www.CorningHospital.org.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

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Photo Caption: G. Thomas Tranter, Jr., First Vice Chairman of the Board for Guthrie Corning Hospital and Chairman of the Building Healthier Communities campaign with Shirley P. Magaña, Guthrie Corning Hospital President.