Guthrie Optometrist Receives State Award

Sayre, Pa. – Edward Cordes, OD, Guthrie optometrist, has been awarded the New York State Optometric Association’s 2012 Arthur M. Gottlieb, OD Leadership award in recognition of his commitment to the visual welfare of the public.

Dr. Cordes was also honored for his active support of the New York State Optometric Association, as evidenced by the many volunteer positions he has held, particularly as President of the Children’s Vision Coalition and as a board member. He was Chairman of the SUNY Optometry College Council from 1987-1996 and has served in many state level positions for the association.

Dr. Cordes was presented with his award at the 117th Annual Congress in Cooperstown, New York on May 19, 2012.

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.