Babies born at Guthrie Corning Hospital and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in February received a special gift from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in the form of handmade red hats. The hats are given out to honor Heart Month in February.
The AHA/ASA collected these red hats, which were knitted and crocheted by local volunteers and crafters and provided them to the hospitals through the Little Hats, Big Hearts program. The goal is to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same. In addition to the hats, parents received important heart health information.
The hats serve as a reminder that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the country. This marks the second year of the Little Hats, Big Hearts program in the Southern Tier.
The Little Hats, Big Hearts program is presented in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation.
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 300 physicians and 190 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 22 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.
Baby Cason Paladino, with his father Dr. Matthew Paladino, at Guthrie Corning Hospital.
Baby Rylynn at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.