Guthrie Joining Efforts to Help the Community

Sayre, PA – Guthrie Health has joined community efforts to show our support to those who have been affected by the recent flooding.

Guthrie Auxiliary has generously donated a total of $200,000 to flood relief efforts and an estimated $67,811* (* this is an estimate as all Gala expenses are not in yet) raised through the Gala held on Saturday, Sept. 17, has been directed to the Guthrie Human Service Fund for those affected by the flood. The Guthrie Human Service Fund is a fund that supports Guthrie employees, patients, patient families, and the community that Guthrie serves. This is a fund that has been supporting our community for many years and anyone in emergent financial crisis can apply for funding. Questions related to the Guthrie Human Service Fund, may be directed to Committee Co-Chairs, Mike Tyburczy (570-887-4429) and Chaplain Michael Hughes (570-887-4309).

In addition, Guthrie has offered tetanus vaccine at all Guthrie Clinic locations and utilized a Mobile Command Vehicle to disseminate tetanus vaccine and personal protective equipment in Athens, Waverly and Wyalusing. The volunteers and employees at Guthrie have given more than 3,000 tetanus vaccines, 40,000 gloves, 4,000 masks and thousands of garbage bags.

Mark Stensager, President and CEO, Guthrie Healthcare System, said, “At times of crisis, a health care system becomes more than just a place of care to its community. We are very proud of our employees, physicians and volunteers in how they have responded to this disaster and offered information, resources and support to those who need it most.”

Guthrie Healthcare System, a nonprofit organization, is comprised of three hospitals: Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Corning Hospital in Corning, NY, a clinical Research Institute, a durable medical equipment service, as well as Pennsylvania-based home care and hospice care. Guthrie Clinic, a nonprofit multi-specialty medical practice with 260 physicians and more than 130 midlevel providers, has provider offices in communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health is