Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Recognized as 2023 HAP Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge Honoree

August 11, 2023

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) honored Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital with a Platinum CORE Hospital Designation for championing organ, eye, and tissue donation within the hospital and community.

The annual Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase donation awareness. HAP partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program—to support the challenge.

During National Donate Life Month in April, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital supported organ donation with a ceremonial flag raising event where RPH caregivers, representatives from CORE, and people whose lives have been impacted by organ transplants shared their stories.

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit multispecialty health system that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Based in Sayre, Pennsylvania, The Guthrie Clinic is one of the nation’s longest established group practices, founded in 1910 by Dr. Donald Guthrie with a vision of providing patient-centered care through a clinically-integrated network of employed providers. It is an industry leader in the use of technology and electronic medical records to provide high-quality care. Among The Guthrie Clinic’s 6,500 caregivers are more than 700 physicians and advanced practice providers, representing the spectrum of medical specialties and sub-specialties. The Guthrie Clinic is a five-hospital system with a large network of outpatient facilities that spans nearly 9,000 square miles in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. It is dedicated to training the next generation of health care leaders, offering seven residencies and three fellowships.      
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