Visitors Information

Cafeteria

The cafeteria at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital is located on the ground floor level and is open Monday through Friday for continental breakfast (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) and lunch (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). For your convenience, vending machines are located in the hallway near the main lobby entrance on the first floor of the hospital. Fresh cold sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and cold drinks are available.

Cell Phones

Cell phones may be used anywhere on campus except within three feet of certain equipment. These pieces of equipment are noted by a special sticker. If you are unsure if cell phone use is permitted in a certain area, please ask a member of the clinical staff.

Auxiliary Gift Shop

The Auxiliary Wish-U-Well Gift Shop is located in the front lobby of the hospital and offers a variety of magazines, newspapers, toys, gifts, snacks, jewelry, beautiful fresh-cut flowers, stationery and postage stamps. The Wish-U-Well Gift Shop is generally open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Hours subject to change due to availability of volunteer staff. You may call the gift shop at 570-268-2351.

Pastoral Services

It is the policy of Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital to provide support for all patients. This is accomplished through the Towanda Area Clergy Association, Social Services and Nursing Department referrals to the appropriate clergy. Towanda Area Clergy Association (TACA) is on call to provide 24-hour availability for spiritual support. Please call Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital social services at 570-268-2464.

Visiting Hours

At Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital we recognize that hospitalization can be stressful for patients as well as for their family members and loved ones. We also recognize that the comfort and company that family members and loved ones provide through their visits often brings an invaluable level of reassurance to patients. Staying in touch with these very important people from patients’ lives can be important to the healing process, even while in the hospital.

We ask that patients receive no more than two visitors at a time. There will be times when, in order to provide care to patients, visitors may be asked to leave the room for a short period of time. Please also note that occasionally visitation may have to be restricted in order for patients to have adequate quiet and rest time. In order to protect all of our patients it is requested that visitors who are sick with colds or flu-like symptoms postpone their visit until their illness has resolved.

Hospitals can be busy places, especially when staff must respond quickly to situations. Because of our concerns for the safety of children we ask for the following:

  • Please check with a nurse before bringing children less than 12 years of age to visit.
  • Adult supervision is required for children under the age of 12.
  • Children’s visit shall be brief in nature.
  • For the comfort of our patients, disruptive behavior on the part of children is unacceptable.

Medical and Surgical
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Critical Care Unit
Immediate family only - limited to two visitors at a time. Visits are ten minutes every even hour, 24-hours a day. No flowers are permitted in the Critical Care Unit.