National Women Physicians Day recognizes the strides that have been made by generations of women doctors, including the balance that must be struck that allows women to succeed professionally while balancing family.
At Guthrie, the Guthrie Women In Medicine group is active in celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of women physicians, bringing improvements to the workplace for the growing number of women physicians entering the field of medicine and encouraging young women to consider a career in medicine. Katherine Lincoln, DO, FAAFP, Guthrie Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Physician and Guthrie Women in Medicine Networking Chair, said “Guthrie proudly supports our 91 female physicians. We enjoy encouraging and empowering female scientists and are proud of our profession. It is an outstanding time to be a woman in medicine.”
Celebrated annually on February 3, National Women Physicians Day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. Dr. Blackwell initiated the movement that helped women gain entry and equality in the field of medicine. We will honor our Guthrie female physicians by observing National Women Physicians Day on Monday, February 4.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-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., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 21 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.