Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Re-Accredited as OSHA VPP Star Site

Guthrie Safety Circle TeamGuthrie is pleased to announce that Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been re-accredited as an OSHA VPP Star site, the highest level of distinction. The hospital is one of only ten hospitals in the US to achieve this award.

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a national partnership between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and businesses, recognizing the best of the best in employee safety. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital has been a member of the VPP program since 2003. Businesses who adopt VPP principles have injury and illness rates below the national average for like businesses, as well as increased staff morale.

Dennis McCarthy, Director of Safety and Regulatory Compliance, and the lead for the hospital’s Safety Circle team said: “We are very pleased to receive this re-accreditation from OSHA. This re-accreditation comes after the diligence and hard work of staff across Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. The safety of our employees and patients is the top priority for Guthrie, and we are pleased to be recognized in such an elite group for our commitment to an outstanding workplace.”

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 comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 155 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.