Guthrie and RPH School of Medical Laboratory Sciences Holds 62nd Graduation Ceremony

Sayre, Pa. – The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital’s School of Medical Laboratory Sciences held its graduation ceremonies on Friday, July 27, in the Patterson Education Building.
This marks the 62nd graduating class the School of Medical Laboratory Technology.  Laboratory staff, friends and family attended to hear awards and comments presented by Brian Spezialetti, M.S., MT (ASCP), Program Director and Joseph King, MD, medical advisor.

The medical laboratory Sciences program at Guthrie and RPH is a one-year internship which accepts students with a 4-year degree in biology or other sciences from affiliated universities and prepares graduates to become certified, licensed medical laboratory professionals. The RPH program is affiliated with several colleges in Pennsylvania and New York State. 

Awards for the valedictorian and salutatorian were presented at graduation.  This year’s class Valedictorian was Ashley Kelly from Pittston, PA and Scranton University.  The Salutatorian was Chelsea Farling from King’s College. Two graduates will be joining the staff of the Guthrie Clinic Laboratory. They are Rebecca S. Breese and Nicholas Dillabough.

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Photo Caption: (L-R): Rebecca Breese, Ashley Kelly, Nicholas Dillabough, Kristen Burns, Chelsea Farling, Samantha Bowman, Alaina Egger and Brian Spezialetti ( The Program Director).

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.