Beam Signing for new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital

Sayre, Pa. – Officials from Guthrie Troy Community Hospital and local residents joined together today to sign their names to the final beam being placed in the new hospital construction.

The $30 million project to bring a state-of-the-art critical access hospital to the area is on schedule and expected to be completed in August 2013.

Signing the final beam is a tradition, according to Guthrie Troy Community Hospital President Staci Covey. “The beam signifies Guthrie’s commitment to improving patient care in the region and each signature symbolizes the people who will shape the future of medicine in the Troy region.” she said.

Medical Staff President of Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Dr. Vance Good, said that the staff has done all it can with the current facility. “I’ve been on staff here since 1978 and have watched us outgrow our facility. The Medical Staff and Guthrie Clinic physicians have spent many hours planning a new hospital that will provide the best care possible to our patients.”

The beam was available for public signing for more than three hours on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Troy VFW Post. Special thanks to the members of the Troy VFW Post, who donated everything needed for the beam signing. The beam will be placed on the new facility in a Topping Off Ceremony later this month. 

Residents can also monitor the progress of the construction through an on-site webcam by visiting

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Guthrie Corning Hospital, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.