CORNING, N.Y. – Guthrie Corning Hospital began the public phase of the “Building Healthier Communities” campaign for the new hospital with the announcement of a $1.5 million dollar grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation for the Cancer Center at the new Guthrie Corning Hospital.
Shirley Magana, Guthrie Corning Hospital President, said “The generous gift from Corning Incorporated Foundation will help Guthrie deliver high-quality cancer treatment in a facility that offers the space, privacy and treatment areas the people of Corning deserve.”
“High-quality health care is essential to any community that wants to grow, and the partnership we have with Corning Incorporated Foundation and the people of this community is essential for a non-profit hospital like Corning Hospital. We can’t do this alone and the generous people in our region understand the importance of investing in the community’s future,” Magana added.
According to Tom Tranter, Guthrie Corning Hospital board member and chairman of the Building Healthier Communities campaign, with the generous gift from Corning Incorporated Foundation the campaign has already raised $3 million in the silent phase of their efforts.
Tranter announced a campaign goal of $4 million to benefit the new hospital as Guthrie Corning Hospital launched the public phase of its “Building Healthier Communities” campaign.
Tranter added, “We’re asking the community to reach out to others and reach deeper in their giving. We hope they are inspired by the Corning Hospital employees and physicians who have donated $375,000. We have already had many generous donors come forward who want to invest in building a healthier community.”
Those interested in learning more about the new hospital or watching progress via the onsite construction camera can visit www.corninghospital.org. If you are interested in contributing to the Building Healthier Communities campaign visit www.guthrie.org/content/giving-online-guthrie or phone the Guthrie Corning Hospital Resource Development office at (607) 937-7259.
Groundbreaking was April 18, 2012 with completion anticipated by summer of 2014. The $146 million campus, located on a 67 acre tract of land adjacent to Interstate 86 in the Town of Corning, is only the second new hospital built in New York state in 20 years. At 232,000 square feet and two stories high, the modern facility will feature 65 private rooms designed for patient comfort, privacy and safety. The new hospital has an environmentally friendly design to save energy and promote green operations.
Patients will benefit from an integrated campus designed for efficient delivery of quality care and enhanced outpatient services. The Guthrie Cancer Center Corning location will be on the first floor of the new hospital with a separate entrance for patients. The campus will also include an efficient Emergency Department with 18 treatment areas and an on-site helipad to quickly facilitate trauma patients for transfers.
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.