Sayre, Pa. – More than a year after the devastating flood of last fall, Guthrie’s clinic in Athens, Pennsylvania has returned to the Athens community in a restored and expanded facility.
A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to officially re-open the office and offer area residents an opportunity to tour the facility and welcome staff back to downtown. Speakers at the ribbon cutting included Guthrie President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti, MD, Athens Lead Physician Edward Jones, MD and David Rosenbloom, President of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Guthrie added 1600 square feet to the building, bringing the total space to 4500 square feet. It features two additional exam rooms to accommodate a new provider, Dr. Robert Meikle, who joined the staff earlier this year.
The facility suffered nearly $300,000 worth of damage and forced the staff to relocate to the main Guthrie Clinic campus in Sayre.
The Athens location sees 11,000 patient visits a year.
Guthrie Clinic President and CEO Joseph Scopelliti, MD, said, “Guthrie has had a long-standing commitment to the Athens community for more than 30 years. That commitment was tested 14 months ago when the area was devastated by flooding. But we are back and looking forward to caring for the people for many years to come.”
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 Guthrie Corning Hospital, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Guthrie 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.