Guthrie Nursing Assistant Helped Save Man's Life in Grocery Store Parking Lot

May 16, 2019

Guthrie Nursing Assistant Judy Rosencrance took quick action when she witnessed a gentleman in need of assistance in a grocery store parking lot. Judy recognized the immediate need for intervention and without hesitation, initiated CPR.

After a short stay at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, the patient, 85-year-old Thomas Myers, was released and able to return home to his family. Now recovered, Myers thanked Judy and the Guthrie Paramedics that helped save his life. 

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 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. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

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