Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Sciences 2013 Graduates

2013 Guthrie Medical Laboratory Sciences GraduatesSayre, PA – Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Sciences held its 63rd annual graduation ceremony on Friday, July 26 in the Patterson Education Building on the Guthrie Sayre campus.

At the ceremony, the following awards were presented by Brian Spezialetti, M.S., MT (ASCP), Program Director: Valedictorian to Ashley Wilson, a graduate of Shippensburg University and Salutatorian to Melissa Turshman, a graduate of Hartwick College.

Two of the members of the 2013 graduating class, Frank Dushok and Melissa Turshman, will join the staff of the Guthrie Clinic Medical Laboratory. 

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is a one-year internship which prepares participants to become certified, licensed medical laboratory professionals. The program accepts students with a four-year degree in biology or other sciences from affiliated universities in Pennsylvania and New York State. For more information, please visit at

Guthrie Health 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 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.


Photo caption: Left to right: Brian Spezialetti, Program Director; Katherin McKissick; Frank Dushok; Jessie Green; Melissa Turshman; Ellen Passmore; Laura Kohanski; Danielle Jurnak; and Ashley Wilson.