Guthrie Auxiliaries Announce Remembrance Trees and Ornament Sales

November 20, 2018

Guthrie hospital auxiliaries in Corning, Sayre, Towanda and Troy will sponsor Remembrance Trees at each hospital this holiday season. The trees offer community members, patients, staff and volunteers the opportunity to donate lights or ornaments in memory or honor of loved ones.

Guthrie Corning Hospital

The Guthrie Corning Hospital Auxiliary will host a tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in Guthrie Corning Hospital’s main lobby. The annual Guthrie Corning Hospital ornament sale continues until Dec. 21. Community members, patients, staff, and volunteers may purchase a holiday ornament in recognition of someone special in their lives. Silver and gold ornaments will be offered at $5 and $10 donations. To include your loved one on the Remembrance Tree, purchase online at

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary will host a tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the School of Nursing Boardroom located on Wilbur Avenue. The ceremony will feature caroling and a tree lighting at the Remembrance Tree's new location in the front lawn of the School of Nursing. The Tree for Life program enables individuals to donate a single light on the main tree for $5, a strand of lights for $25, or a special star ornament for a donation of $100. Visit to purchase lights or ornaments or pick up a form in the gift shop, waiting rooms, Sumner lobby, atrium information desk or by calling Debbie Thompson at 570-887-4702.

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a Love Light Tree Celebration & Reading of the Names on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby. The public is invited to this event. Sponsor a light in memory or honor of a loved one for $5. Purchase your light at the hospital lobby.

Guthrie Troy Community Hospital

The annual Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary Remembrance Tree Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the hospital lobby.  The speaker will be Mickey Cavanaugh, pastor of the Gillett Baptist Church.  There will be music by Paul Zaleskie, reading of the Book of Honor, singing of carols and light refreshments.  Name tags to honor loved ones can be purchased for $5 from the Troy Hospital Gift Shop or any auxiliary member.  For more information, contact Linda Lawrence at 570-297-3212.  The tags can also be purchased online at

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.