Guthrie Troy Community Hospital officials, staff and community members joined today for a ground breaking ceremony that heralds the beginning of construction for the new hospital.
Troy Hospital President Staci Covey called the day “a wonderful celebration of the special relationship between Troy Community Hospital and the community it serves. The residents of this area have long awaited this day and we are so proud to be taking the first step toward a new hospital.”
The new, $30 million 65,000 square foot medical campus will replace the existing hospital and physician office facilities. The site will offer scenic views from 25 all-private inpatient rooms, providing enhanced comfort and privacy to patients. The modern facilities will also help staff manage the unique medical needs of each patient. The new facility will allow the hospital's infrastructure to be built to today's standards and will also support Guthrie’s efforts in recruiting and retaining outstanding physicians and clinical staff.
Features of the new facility will include a expanded Emergency Department and a helipad on the campus to expedite transfers of critically ill or injured patients to the nearest trauma center. Technology will also be upgraded in the new Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, with use of electronic health records and telemedicine to improve access to specialty services and reduce travel time.
Construction is anticipated to take approximately a year.
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.