Guthrie Seeks Volunteers for New Chemo Companions Program
Guthrie is seeking compassionate volunteers for a new program designed to make chemotherapy treatment more comfortable for patients physically, mentally and spiritually.
Volunteers will provide hospitality, a listening ear, friendship, compassion and encouragement while meeting any physical needs of the patient they work with. Companions will be asked to attend scheduled chemotherapy treatments to provide support to the patient.
Training will be provided as part of the orientation process. To learn more or sign up, please contact Guthrie Volunteer and Courtesy Services at 570-887-4242.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-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., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six 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.