Sayre House of Hope Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Sayre House of Hope today hosted an open house in celebration of its tenth anniversary serving as a “home away from home” for patients and their families who receive outpatient, inpatient, or emergency care and have to travel to receive this care.

Guthrie President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti said, “This ‘home away from home’ is a wonderful community resource which was envisioned by Guthrie staff members and is made possible by the generosity of donors within our community. Many thanks to these donors and the many volunteers who through the years have kept these doors open to patients and their families.”

The Sayre House of Hope offers affordable temporary housing where patients and their loved ones can relax and unwind from the stress of being in a hospital environment, yet be just moments away from treatment. In the ten years since it opened, Sayre House of Hope has hosted over 2,000 families from all 50 states and around the world, including Israel and China.

Throughout the past ten years, Sayre House of Hope has received support from countless community members and organizations, including donations totaling more than $400,000 from the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary.

Sayre House of Hope Resident Manager, Elizabeth Hibbard added, “Sayre House of Hope is proud to serve patients and their families during what can be a stressful and scary time. I am privileged to see firsthand how the community’s support impacts lives daily.” 

The premier fundraising event for House of Hope, the Guthrie Gala, is set to take place Sept. 9 at the Guthrie Clinic Atrium in Sayre, Pa.

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 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 22 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.

Guthrie President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, delivers remarks during the tenth anniversary celebration at Sayre House of Hope.