Auxiliary Donates Over $587,000 to Guthrie Causes

October 23, 2018

At its October meeting, the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary held a check presentation awarding $60,000 in funding to two causes.

Funds in the amount of $50,000 were given to support Sayre House of Hope, a home away from home for patients and their families who travel to receive medical treatment at Guthrie in Sayre. Funds in the amount of $10,000 were given to the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot, an annual 5K held on Thanksgiving Day in Sayre, Pa., to secure a title sponsorship. The Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot, presented by the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, will benefit two wellness related causes: the Guthrie Community Garden, which provides fresh produce to patients with food insecurities and the Food Farm Family Festival, an annual event in Sayre designed to promote healthy habits for all ages. 

These donations round out more than $587,000 that the Auxiliary has provided in support of Guthrie initiatives and programs in 2018, including: 

  • The new Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department and Cardiovascular Center
  • Sayre House of Hope
  • Mark Stensager Human Service Fund (for flood relief to community members)
  • Lymphedema Training
  • Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot, Presented by Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary
  • Deb Nole Memorial Scholarship Fund (for nursing scholarships)
  • Guthrie Choir

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 a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

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Members of the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary present a check to representatives from Sayre House of Hope, the Guthrie Community Garden and the Food Farm Family Festival planning committee.