Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Health held a ribbon cutting today for the new Endocrine and Bariatric Center located at 317 Lockhart Street in Sayre, Pa.
Guthrie personnel welcomed visitors to the new 9,000 square foot facility that will address diabetes and obesity, as well as other issues that impact the endocrine system and weight management. More than 72 million American adults are obese and more than 18 million adults and children have diabetes. In addition, 7 million people have diabetes but are not aware of it.
Guthrie Clinic President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti, MD, said, “This facility will provide an integrated, coordinated approach that combines quality medical care, education, nutrition, medication and surgical options for our diabetic and bariatric patient population.”
The building will house the Endocrinology Department, the Guthrie Diabetes Center and the Guthrie Weight Loss Center. The Weight Loss Center will offer both surgical and non-surgical approaches to weight management.
Endocrinology, the Diabetes Center and the Bariatric Surgery department will be relocating from their current locations on the Guthrie Sayre campus into the new building over the weekend and patient care will begin in the new location on Monday, January 9, 2012.
The public is invited to tour the new facility during an Open House on Thursday, January 19 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
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 area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.