Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Awards James S. Ty, MD Memorial Award

The prestigious James S. Ty, MD Memorial Award was presented to Megan Jackson of Epic/IT at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. 

This award is presented to an employee who best exemplifies the core values of the Medical Imaging team: patient-centeredness, teamwork, service to referring physicians, passion for imaging excellence, honesty and integrity. 

The awards, which include reserved funds to be used toward continuing education activities, were presented at a special ceremony with their colleagues held by the Guthrie Medical Imaging team. 

Joseph Ronsivalle, DO, FSIR, Guthrie Chairman, Medical Imaging said, "Megan demonstrates our values every day. Her attention to detail and dedication to continuous improvement highlights her focus on quality. Many of Megan's projects are centered on improving patient care and it is through her dedication that these improvements can be made a reality. I am delighted that we have been able to recognize her with this honor."

First runner up was Victoria Massage, a Patient Service Specialist, also at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Victoria was recognized for her patient-centered focus in the Interventional Radiology department. Dr. Ronsivalle continued, "Victoria always makes patients feel comfortable. She is warm, compassionate and relates easily with patients and their families. She is an asset to our department and a vital member of the imaging team."

Dr. James Ty was a radiologist at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital for 15 years, setting a high standard of excellence for himself and those around him. Each year, candidates are nominated by their peers and a winner is selected on criteria that celebrate his unwavering focus on quality and continuous improvement, as well as his commitment to Guthrie and its patients.

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 300 physicians and 190 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 45 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 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.


Dr. Ty Award runner up Victoria Massage, left and winner Megan Jackson, right.