Guthrie Hospitals Recognize Their Volunteers

Guthrie hospitals recently celebrated National Volunteers Week across all locations. National Volunteer Week, which ran from April 23-29, honored the important role of volunteers across Guthrie with special treats, events and awards for the people who freely give their time to help others.

At Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, volunteers were treated to things like a pancake breakfast, CarTOONicatures and a Mexican fiesta luncheon. The hospital also held a Volunteer Recognition Dinner where the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Bill Miller. He has volunteered over 2,800 hours in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department.  Volunteers for both the hospital and Guthrie Hospice were recognized for dedicating over 32,000 hours in the past year.

Guthrie Troy Community Hospital hosted a luncheon honoring their volunteers during which Gayle Finogle was awarded Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her years of volunteering at the hospital’s gift shop. Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers were recognized during a luncheon that was held in their honor. A volunteer’s tea was held for the volunteers who help at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing department.

If you are interested in volunteering at Guthrie in Sayre, please contact Cathy Leal at 570-887-4241, by email at, or visit the Volunteer Office on 5 Sumner in Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. For more information about becoming a volunteer for Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, please email Marguerite Shaner at or call 570-265-5960. To find out more about volunteering opportunities at Guthrie Troy Community hospital, call Kelly Bastion at 570-297-9293 or email  

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-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., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 22 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

Cathy Leal, Manager of Volunteer & Courtesy Services, Bill Miller, recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award, State Representative Tina Pickett, and Michele Varano, Coordinator Volunteer & Courtesy Services at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary “Wish U Well” Gift Shop Volunteers

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board Members

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Rainbow’s End Volunteers

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Volunteers