Guthrie Receives OSHA VPP Accreditation

September 17, 2019
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Kevin VanHorn, safety and security officer, Dr. Theodore Them, chief, occupational and environmental medicine and Dr. Anthony Grippo, assistant chief, occupational medicine

Guthrie is pleased to announce that the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre has received accreditation as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site. 

VPP Star Site Status is the highest achievement given by OSHA. Businesses who adopt VPP principles have injury and illness rates below the national average for like businesses, as well as increased staff morale. Guthrie Medical Group is one of only six medical groups in the country to receive this status.

Dr. Theodore Them, chief, occupational and environmental medicine, The Guthrie Clinic, said “We are pleased to receive accreditation as an OSHA VPP Star Site at Guthrie Medical Group. This achievement has come with many years of hard work and dedication from staff and showcases Guthrie's continued commitment to a safety standard of excellence in the workplace.”

In addition to Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital was reaccredited as an OSHA VPP Star Site, one of only seven hospitals in the country to receive this status. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been a member of the VPP program since 2003.

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.