Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Auxiliary Awards Scholarship, Seeks New Members

Sayre, Pa. – The members of the Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Auxiliary held their annual meeting and luncheon on Thursday, April 26 in the Guthrie Health board room on the Sayre campus.

The Auxiliary was gathered to hear first-hand the impact their gift of more than $200,000 had during last year’s flood recovery from members of the Guthrie Flood Relief Task Force. Chaplain Mike Hughes and Employee Assistance Program Director Wendy Hovey offered their reflections on what the funds had meant to the Guthrie employees and community members that benefited from them.

The event also included the awarding of the Deborah J. Nole Memorial Scholarship. Named for a Guthrie One helicopter critical care flight nurse who lost her life in the service of another, the scholarship is intended to support a full-time Mansfield University/Robert Packer Hospital nursing student.  Regina Excell is this year’s recipient, an emergency department employee set to graduate in 2013. She was selected for her leadership abilities and community involvement.

The Auxiliary is seeking new members. Members do not need to be current or retired employees of Guthrie, just have an interest in supporting health care programs and departments through fun events and volunteer services. There are different categories of involvement and various committees depending on interest. Find out more by contacting the Auxiliary at 570-887-7929.

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.