Sayre, Pa. – For the second year, Guthrie Health offered a structured day of activities for the children of employees in observance of “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”
More than 70 young people from grades 7 thru 12 participated in activities that highlighted careers in health care including nursing, radiology and laboratory services, rehabilitation services, medical records and pre-hospital care. The students toured various areas of the Sayre and Corning campuses and met with health care specialists in each department to see their jobs in action and ask questions.
Frank Pinkosky, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Guthrie said, “This program is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the idea of a career in the health field. They hear their Mom or Dad talk about their work, but this way they get to experience it first-hand. We really see it as a way to plant the seeds of the next generation of care providers.”
The parents of participants were invited to have lunch with their children while they visited with career tables from various areas of the Guthrie system.
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.