Guthrie Post-Concussion Support Group to Highlight Brain Injury Awareness Month

The March meeting of the Guthrie post-concussion support group will recognize national Brain Injury Awareness Month. The next meeting will be on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, Pa. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Over the past five years, the group, which was created to offer support to athletes and their families, has heard from dozens of speakers who have shared their personal journeys of dealing with sports related post-concussion syndrome.

This month’s guest speaker is Kristi Swain, a graduate of Athens Area High School. Swain, who is a former volleyball player, will talk about her concussion history in high school, and her daily struggles with post-concussion syndrome and depression.

For more information or to participate in the live WebEx simulcast, please contact Steven Hicks, MS, ATC by email at The group also maintains a Facebook page, Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group.

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 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 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.