Guthrie Facility Director Earns Certification

January 17, 2019

Rennie Woodhouse, Director of Facility Operations at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, recently achieved Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) certification, becoming one of only 81 individuals who hold this certification across Pennsylvania. 

A Certified Healthcare Facility Manager is a health care administrator who has passed the prestigious CHFM exam through the American Hospital Association (AHA). Health care facility managers must oversee financial, technical and administrative operations within a health care organization. They must plan, organize, implement, evaluate and monitor all facility programs and departments. Part of this involves identifying problems and process deficiencies in order to develop appropriate corrective actions. Therefore, they must ensure the reliability and functionality of all facility assets, services and personnel.

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 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., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 21 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven 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.