Sayre, Pa. – Officials from Guthrie Corning Hospital held a beam signing ceremony today, Thursday, Feb. 7, to invite local residents to sign their names to the final beam being placed in the new hospital construction.
Guthrie Corning Hospital President Shirley Magana said, “This medical campus has been a community partnership since its announcement. We want the residents of the region, who will benefit so much from this hospital, to have a feeling of ownership. By signing the beam, they become part of this facility for generations to come.”
Signing the final beam is a tradition in large construction projects and symbolizes Guthrie’s commitment to the future of health care in the Corning region. The beam will be placed on the new facility in a “Topping-Off” ceremony later this month.
The new $130 million facility, located in the Town of Corning off interstate 86, will feature 65 all private rooms to improve the patient experience. An enhanced emergency department and surgical capabilities will also improve patient care, as well as an on-site helicopter pad to facilitate transfers. It is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014.
Residents can also monitor the progress of the construction through an on-site webcam by visiting www.corninghospital.org.
Guthrie Health is an integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.