Guthrie Celebrates National Health Care Week

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Health is recognizing National Health Care Week and its’ theme, “Making Miracles Happen”, with a variety of events throughout the system.

Guthrie President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti MD said, “It is important to pause in our busy schedules and acknowledge the effort people make every day in Guthrie facilities. This week gives us a chance to thank our employees for all they do for our patients and communities.”

From make-your-own-sundaes to wear purple day to recognition cards employee give each other, there are happenings each day of the week to celebrate the special careers Guthrie employee have chosen.

Friday, May 4 saw the kick-off to the week with the “Blue Jean Blast” at the Holiday Inn- Elmira. On Wednesday, May 9, weather permitting, employees at both the Sayre and Corning campuses will head outdoors for a picnic.

One of the most anticipated events of the week is the Basket Raffle. Departments assemble themed baskets and employees, patients and visitors buy chances on the ones they want most to win. Anyone can stop by the Robert Packer Hospital to buy a chance to win a basket. Baskets will be on display and tickets will be sold Monday - Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. - 11 a.m., with the drawing at 11 a.m. Proceeds in Sayre go to the Mark Stensager Human Service Fund, a program that assists both Guthrie employees and community members in times of need. In Corning, ticket sales will be 7 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. in the Service Lobby Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday tickets sales will be 7 – 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, with the drawing at 1:30 p.m. The Corning funds are split between ten winners and the New Corning Hospital Fund.

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.