Guthrie Corning Hospital Ground Breaking To Air on WETM2

Sayre, Pa. – The ground breaking for the new Guthrie Corning Hospital will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. and will be broadcast live on WETM2, channel 11 on Time Warner Cable.

Guthrie will post live updates during the new Corning Hospital ground breaking. Follow Guthrie on Twitter @Guthrie_Health or the event at #newcorninghospital. 

The ground breaking ceremony will feature remarks by Lt. Governor Robert Duffy, Guthrie Health President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti, MD, Guthrie Corning Hospital President Shirley Magana and Guthrie Corning Hospital Board President Phil Roche. The audience at the construction site will include local and county officials and hospital staff.

Only the second new hospital to be built in New York State in the last twenty years, the new Guthrie Corning Hospital will occupy a 67-acre site off Interstate 17/86 in the Town of Corning. Construction is expected to be completed in summer of 2014.

The $146 million facility will be a state-of-the-art hospital campus with 65 all-private rooms and will include the Guthrie Corning Cancer Center and a medical office building. Extensive parking will include convenient patient drop off areas. A helipad will also be on site to expedite patient transfers for trauma care.

Guthrie will work with the City of Corning to restore the existing hospital site on Denison Parkway to developable land that will economically benefit the city.

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.