Guthrie Corning Hospital Earns National Recognition for Promoting Organ Donation

Guthrie Corning Hospital has earned the bronze level recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.

Between October 2018 and April 2019, Guthrie Corning Hospital participated in HRSA’s WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The program challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to “let life bloom” by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and by offering them opportunities to register as donors. Guthrie Corning Hospital earned points for completing awareness and registry activities and prompting new donor registrations during the campaign period. 

Guthrie Corning Hospital was one of more than 1,490 organizations to participate in the 2019 campaign and one of 230 organizations to earn bronze recognition.

Photo caption (from left to right): 

Adrienne Abbot, VP, CNO

Garrett Hoover,  SVP, President

Marguerite “Peggy” Clarkson, Unit Clerk in ED and Council Member

Priscilla VanDewark, Nurse Manager ICU and Council Advisor

Jennifer VanCise, RN in critical care and Council Member

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-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., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

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