Guthrie Breaks Ground on New Owego Medical Facility

Owego, NY. – Today, Guthrie Clinic celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new medical office in Owego, NY that will provide better access to quality primary and specialty care to the residents of Tioga County, NY.

The 12,000 square feet medical office, located on Route 38 in Owego, NY, will be twice the size of the current Guthrie Clinic Owego office. It will provide space for 2 physicians and 2 mid-level providers, as well as visiting specialists including Oncology and Orthopedics. Chemotherapy, laboratory, x-ray and mammography services also will be offered to enhance patient convenience.

Joseph Scopelliti, MD, President/CEO of the Guthrie Clinic said the location was chosen with the patient base in mind. “This long awaited groundbreaking will strengthen our ability to provide quality medical care in Tioga County, NY.  This new clinic is large enough to accommodate our current and future patient needs.”

Dr. Scopelliti added, “We are excited to continue our investment in the Owego community where there is an increasing demand for primary and specialty health care.”

The $3.9 million project is slated for completion in the summer of 2012. The current Owego Guthrie Clinic office has approximately 11,000 patient visits annually.

The current Guthrie location on North Avenue in Owego was heavily damaged during the September flooding and required extensive repairs. During that time patients were seen in the Guthrie Apalachin and Waverly offices. That office will reopen to patients on December 12, 2011.

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 area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.