Becker’s Hospital Review Names Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital One of the 100 Great Hospitals of 2012

Sayre, Pa. – Becker's Hospital Review named Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital one of the 100 Great Hospitals of 2012.

Becker's recognized 100 hospitals for having a special place in the story of American healthcare and demonstrating greatness through clinical accolades, innovation in care delivery, recent capital developments, and the offering of new services, specialty programs or technology.

In addition, Becker's recognized Robert Packer Hospital President Marie Droege for her Leadership at a 100 Great Hospital site. Becker's describes the leadership award saying, "Aristotle is famous for saying a person who has never learned to obey can never be a good leader. The axiom still holds true today in any leadership role. For hospital executives in an era of great uncertainty, learning from predecessors and previous experiences is what has made these 100 hospitals as successful as they are today. Their leadership continues to serve as a primer for the future."

Having joined Guthrie in 2008, Droege also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Guthrie Health System.  Reporting to Droege is Robert Packer Hospital, Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Guthrie Home Care, Guthrie Hospice, and the Med. Supply Depot. Prior to coming to Guthrie, she served four years as Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, part of the Kaiser Permanente Health System.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team accepted nominations, conducted research and considered other reputable hospital ranking sources such as U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, HealthGrades, Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients.

Becker's Hospital Review features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. The content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and they provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each of the nine annual issues of Becker's Hospital Review reaches approximately 18,500 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

Earlier this spring, Robert Packer Hospital was named to the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals list for the sixth consecutive year. .

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 Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, 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.