Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital Named A Top 100 Hospital For Sixth Consecutive Year

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie is proud to announce that Robert Packer Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters®.

This is the sixth consecutive year Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital has been named to this prestigious group, a record unmatched by any other hospital in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. The staff will celebrate this achievement and National Healthcare Week with a May 10th celebration in the Robert Packer Hospital cafeteria.

Hospital President Marie Droege, FACHE, said, “This is a tremendous honor and one we are very proud of. Improvement in our clinical care and patient satisfaction is a never ending process. We are always working toward that next level of excellence.”

Droege went on, “It is also a real testament to the care that our staff gives, to be recognized as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the country."

Guthrie Health President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti, MD said, “It is a true accomplishment to maintain this kind of consistent level of excellence year after year. This is a tribute to the entire team at Robert Packer Hospital.”

Top 100 Hospitals also have a proven track record of providing high quality care at a lower cost.  Other key performance measures considered for this award include:

• Low risk-adjusted mortality
• Low risk-adjusted complications 
• Low 30-day readmission rate for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia
• Average length of stay
• High patient rating of overall hospital performance 

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study uses objective research and independent public data to recognize the best U.S. hospitals. Hospitals do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor. Their researchers evaluated nearly 3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals for the Top 100 list. Thomson Reuters is an international consulting company specializing in the legal, financial, tax and accounting and healthcare industries. If all hospitals performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners*:

• More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
• Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
• More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
• The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

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.

*Based on analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year.