Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Launches Building Healthier Communities Fundraising Campaign

Troy, PA—Guthrie Troy Community Hospital is launching the Building Healthier Communities Campaign with the announcement of the steering committee that will lead the fundraising efforts.

“High quality healthcare is essential to any community,” stated Howard Smith chairman of the steering committee. He added, “as a non-profit hospital, the partnership between Guthrie Troy Community Hospital and the community is essential to continue to provided clinical programs and services to the people of our region.”

Smith also stated, “We can’t do this alone and we know the generous people in our region will join us in investing in the community’s future and the commitment to provide quality health care close to home.” 

Committee members include Denise Ives, Vice President of Resource Development at Guthrie Health; Howard Smith, chairman; Dr. William Brown, Rick Hoover, Richard MacIntire, David Morris, Jerry May, Joanadelle Collins, John Estep, Lee Cummings, Rick Segur. Committee members are asking the community to join local businesses and community leaders and invest in building a healthier community.

If you are interested in contributing to the Building Healthier Communities campaign visit or phone Howard Smith, 570-297-2889; Rick Hoover, 570-297-3445; David Morris, 570-673-3156; Jerry May, 570-297-3173; John Estep, 570-297-1310; Lee Cummings, 570-529-0338; Denise Ives, 570-887-4414. The steering committee is also seeking volunteers to join the Building Healthier Communities fundraising efforts.

The Building Healthier Communities campaign for Guthrie Troy Community Hospital was already received generous contributions from many local companies including, Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. (GTP), Towanda, Pa.; Lubbering Corp., Troy, Pa.,  Henry Dunn, Towanda, Pa; Penn-Troy Manufacturing, Inc., Troy Lions Club and FirstEnergy. Many naming/recognition opportunities remain for individuals and businesses.

On June 26, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital officials broke ground on the new, $30 million 65,000 square foot medical campus that 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.

Those interested in learning more about the new hospital or watching progress via the onsite construction camera can visit

Guthrie Health is an 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: Seated in the photo left to right: Dr. William Brown, David Morris, Jerry May Standing left to right: Lee Cummings, Denise Ives, Howard Smith and Joanadelle Collins. Committee members not available for the photo: Richard MacIntire, Rick Hoover, Rick Segur, and Beth Horning