Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Named to America's 100 Best for Coronary Intervention

March 21, 2019

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for coronary intervention according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This is the fourth consecutive year that the hospital has received this recognition.

Daniel Sporn, MD, Guthrie Chief of Cardiology said, “We are honored to again be recognized as a national leader in cardiovascular care. Our dedicated team of specialists and professionals is committed to delivering the highest level of care to our patients, while enabling them to remain close to home.” 

Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

“We’re very pleased to have been recognized by Healthgrades.” said Joseph Sawyer, President of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. He added, “This is an outstanding honor that reflects the skill of our physicians, advanced practice providers, and staff and the commitment to teamwork that enables us to continuously improve the quality of cardiac care we provide our patients,” 

The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes. Cardiovascular care at Guthrie has a long and distinguished legacy. One of the first cardiac programs offered in the Twin Tiers, Guthrie provides patients with evidence-based invasive, non-invasive and therapeutic approaches to managing cardiac disease. That tradition will continue this Spring when the hospital will unveil a new $15.5 million, 17,160-square-foot cardiovascular center.

Note to editors:

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at 

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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.