Sayre, Pa. – Starting October 1, the walk-in entrance for patients coming to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department will move to the north side of the facility, at the second floor entrance to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. The new entrance is located just above the Main Entrance to the Guthrie Clinic.
The new entrance will improve traffic flow on the Sayre campus and give patients using the Emergency Department easier access and additional parking. Ambulance traffic, including non-emergency Ambulance transport, will use the entrance on the south side of the building accessible off of Wilbur Avenue.
The new entrance is recognizable from the brown brick covered drop off area and circular drive. Parking for Emergency Department patients will be adjacent to the entrance and in Lot A1. New signage will be in place to direct patients to the appropriate entrance.
The entrance change is a part of a renovation that will be completed in December. The renovation will add more treatment areas and is designed to reduce patient-to-provider time and overall length of stay for Emergency Department patients.
Visitors that access Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in the evening hours will be directed to the new Emergency Department entrance.
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.