Guthrie to Host Educational Series for Clergy

Guthrie will host a seven-week learning experience titled Pastoral Care in the Hospital for pastors and clergy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. 

The courses will be held on Wednesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 19., from 1-3 p.m. Guthrie Chaplain, Rev. Michael Hughes will lead the sessions, which will include group interaction and verbatims as well as a common reading of the book Crucial Conversations. Three hours of visitation will also be required each week, which can be completed according to individual availability. The course is designed to be an opportunity for clergy to grow interpersonal ministry skills in a supportive environment that nurtures spiritual life.

Registration is required by Sept. 19 so that applicants can complete an orientation process, including free health screen and background check. The cost for the program is $100. To sign up, contact Michele Verano at 570-887-4242.

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 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six 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.