Guthrie Cortland Medical Center Partners with OCM BOCES to Hold Community Health Advocacy Course

June 15, 2021

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center is partnering with OCM BOCES, Care Compass Network, and Seven Valleys Health Coalition to offer a free course in Community Health Advocacy. With a mix of in-person class time and online learning, students should expect to spend 20 hours per week on course activities. The course lasts 10 weeks and prepares students for a certification exam in patient advocacy.

The dates of this course will be determined once there is sufficient interest. If you have any questions or would like to express your interest in taking this course, please reach out to Carly Nichols, Program Manager, Community and Hospital Based Projects, at 607-756-3852 or

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of four hospitals, including Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with a campus in Towanda, Pa., Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y., Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, N.Y., along with a research institute and home care/hospice. Guthrie’s multi-specialty group practice of more than 365 physicians and 300 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations and provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.