Guthrie Clinic Opens New Pediatric Center

Sayre, PA – Guthrie Clinic's new Pediatric Center opens June 10, 2011. After nearly seven months of construction, the new 9,000 square foot facility located on North Elmer Ave., Sayre is ready to welcome patients. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 10, with a community open house slated for Saturday, June 11, from Noon to 3 PM.

The new facility offers many amenities including a larger, up-to-date space to accommodate pediatric services. It includes a large reception area, three patient registration desks, 15 examination rooms, two nurses' stations, and six provider offices. In addition, the center's spacious and comfortable waiting room area has been designed to alleviate the congestion that can occur when there is an influx of sick children.

"This is an exciting moment for us, as we officially open this new facility. Building this Pediatric Center accomplishes several key goals for Guthrie Clinic as we grow our primary and specialty care services throughout the region. This new facility gives us a larger, more comfortable space for our pediatrics department, with parking close to the facility. Our hope is this will make the experience of seeing the doctor more convenient and comfortable for patients and their parents," states Joseph Scopelliti, MD, Guthrie Clinic President/CEO.

During the past two years Guthrie Clinic has added more than 80 new physicians. While providing better access for patients, this has created space challenges on the Sayre campus and a number of regional offices. Scopelliti adds, "Moving our pediatric services off the main campus accomplishes several important goals. It provides a spacious facility for our growing pediatrics department and it will also allow us to offer a variety of services, including a new Coumadin Clinic, an oral surgery practice and expansion of the Family Medicine department, in the space formerly occupied by pediatric department in our Sayre facility."

The Open House on June 11, 2011, will have something for everyone. There will be activities for children and tours for parents – as well as a chance for families to become familiar with the new office. Parents will be able to enroll in eGuthrie, the Internet connection to your doctor's office. With eGuthrie patients can request appointments, request prescription renewals, review your health history and more—online, any time.

Pediatric Center Description:
9,000 square foot building – one-story, brick exterior
Separate reception area and patient registration desks
15 examination rooms
2 nurses' stations
7 physician offices
Spacious and comfortable waiting room area
Parking next to the building

Open House Description:
June 11, 2011
Noon to 3 PM
Bouncy house
Balloon animals
Ice cream
Sign-ups for eGuthrie