Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Reaccredited as OSHA VPP Star Site

August 7, 2019

Guthrie is pleased to announce that Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been reaccredited as an OSHA VPP Star site.

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a national partnership between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and businesses, recognizing the best of the best in employee safety. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been a member of the VPP program since 2003. Businesses who adopt VPP principles are credited with achieving a level of worker protection that goes beyond compliance with government regulations.

Michael Hogan, VP of Support Services at Guthrie, said: “We are very pleased to receive this re-accreditation from OSHA. This re-accreditation comes after the diligence and hard work of staff across Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. The safety of our employees and patients is the top priority for Guthrie, and we are pleased to be recognized in such an elite group for our commitment to an outstanding workplace.”

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.