Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital Receives Women's Choice Award® for Emergency Care

The Emergency Department at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award ® recognizing America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.

Staci Covey, President of the hospital, said: “We are proud to be recognized by our patients as leaders in local emergency care. To be considered, our hospital had to meet rigorous health care satisfaction standards and be highly rated by the women we have cared for at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. This award signifies that women across our area can choose Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital with confidence knowing that other women have experienced the exceptional care we provided here and would highly recommend it to their family and friends.”

Hospitals earning the Emergency Care Award consistently rank in the top 25 percent of hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The eight measures CMS publicly reports relate primarily to the amount of time taken in the Emergency Department such as time for diagnosis, medication, and admission to the hospital, and are weighted according to the priorities of women surveyed.

Of the eight measures reported by emergency departments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), women rate “door to diagnostic time” or in other words, “door to doctor,” as the most important criteria when selecting an emergency room. 

The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices for themselves and their families. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. Visit to learn more.

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.