Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Accepts Book Donation

January 31, 2019

The Alpha Zeta chapter of the Delta Kappa Society recently made a donation of more than 600 baby books to the First Impressions Birthing Center at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. 

The books will be given to new mothers and infants when they leave the hospital. The aim of this project, now in its twentieth year, is to encourage new parents to read to their children in order to help develop a love of reading from a young age.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators. The society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The local Alpha Zeta chapter is comprised of educators from Athens, Canton, Northeast Bradford, Sayre, Towanda, Troy and Sullivan County school districts.

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.

Nurses holding baby books
Representatives from First Impressions Birthing Center at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital display some of the donated books