Fire at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sunday, July 17

On Sunday evening, July 17, there was a small, isolated fire in an office on the fifth floor of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Patients were immediately and safely moved to rooms away from the fire area.  The fire was quickly extinguished, and clean-up began immediately.  The damage is currently being assessed but is primarily water damage.

The hospital emergency department remained open throughout the incident and a family reception area was created to inform family members about the location of their family members.

We would like to thank our staff and the local fire companies who quickly responded to the incident to ensure that our patients remained safe.

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and all Guthrie Medical Group departments will remain open on Monday, July 18. A small number of procedures for Monday, July 18 have been rescheduled as a precautionary measure.

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 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.