Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie held the official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, a 55,000 square foot, $30.8 million facility, on Friday, Sept. 27. The ceremony began at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting outside of the main entrance of the new facility located at 275 Guthrie Drive in Troy, Pa.
Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, President and CEO of Guthrie Health; Staci Covey, President of Guthrie Troy Community Hospital; and State Representatives Matt Baker, Pennsylvania 68th, and Tina Pickett, Pennsylvania 110th were among the speakers.
“The planning for this new facility has been years in the making,” said Dr. Scopelliti. “Guthrie couldn’t be more proud to open the doors of this state-of-the-art, critical access hospital to our community. We invite the community to visit the new hospital Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m., all are welcome.”
Covey stated, “The opening of the new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital marks the dawning of a new era in quality, integrated, health care delivery for each and every patient that we will serve in this facility.”
The new facility features 25 private inpatient rooms, expanded outpatient service areas, a larger Emergency Department, a larger Operating Room Suite, new observation bed areas for Same Day Surgery and Emergency Departments patients, an on-site helipad to save precious time during critical transports, and a technology infrastructure equipped to support electronic health records, teleconferencing, and telemedicine.
In November 2013, the new $5.9 million, 17,500 square foot primary care and specialty care physician offices will open on the same campus to provide convenience for patients and enhance the delivery of high-quality health care services.
Guthrie broke ground in June of 2012. The hospital will move all patients and begin seeing outpatients in the new facility on Oct. 12. A community open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the new hospital.
Guthrie Troy Community Hospital is one of 13 federally defined Critical Access Hospitals in Pennsylvania. The federal Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program was created by Congress in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to help improve the health care delivery system in rural areas of the United States and reduce hospital closures. Hospitals are the key provider of health care in rural areas throughout Pennsylvania. Rural hospitals, like Guthrie Troy Community Hospitals serve as an anchor for a broad range of health and human services in their communities.
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. Med Supply Depot is a for profit division that specializes in the rental, sales and service of oxygen and respiratory therapy products, home medical equipment, mobility, and physical therapy aids. 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.
Photo caption: (L-r) Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, President and CEO, Guthrie Health; Matthew Baker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Howard J. Smith, Jr., Guthrie Healthcare System Trustee; Marie Droege, President, Guthrie Healthcare System and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital; Staci Covey, President, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital; Dr. Vance Good, Chief Medical Officer, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital; Tina Pickett, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Daryl Miller, Bradford County Commissioner; Doug McKlinco, Bradford County Commissioner; and Ken Levitzky, Esq., President of Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Board of Directors.
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