FAQs

Non-profit health systems play vital roles in their communities by allocating resources and developing services based on the health care needs of residents. Any excess of revenue over expenses realized are not distributed to shareholders; instead, these funds are invested to further the organization’s mission through capital improvements, new equipment and technology and/or new programs and services.

Reduced reimbursement.  While Guthrie enjoys a strong financial position, the current reimbursement environment presents new funding challenges that all hospitals must face in the coming years.

An investment in your community. Unlike many hospitals that are part of larger systems and beholden to decisions and priorities made in distant corporate headquarters, Guthrie is an independent, locally-owned nonprofit health system governed by local residents who live and work in the Twin Tiers region. Guthrie focuses exclusively on what will benefit the health of our communities. All decisions on program and service expansion, hospital operations and facility changes are made by a local board.  By supporting this project, you are making an investment in your own community.

Clinical need. Acquisition of the latest equipment and technology, housed in more spacious rooms, will provide our clinicians with the enhanced tools and support they need to provide the best possible care for emergency and cardiac patients.

Enhanced patient comfort, dignity and privacy. Patients heal better when they have the support of family, a comfortable, soothing environment and privacy.

A stronger health system benefits the entire region. With Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital as its tertiary care hub, all of Guthrie is strengthened by these projects.  When emergency and cardiac patients seen in our Corning, Troy and Towanda hospitals require more complex care, they are transferred to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.  Enhanced emergency and heart care capabilities in our Sayre facility will result in better overall care for residents of the entire Twin Tiers region.

Guthrie’s strategic plan provides a compelling roadmap for how Guthrie will transform the health of our communities over the next few years. To fulfill our key objectives, some of the major projects planned between 2017 – 2021 include:

  • Newly Designed and Expanded Emergency Department. The new layout, streamlined work processes and advanced technology of our new Emergency Department (ED) will result in reduced wait times, improved patient privacy, comfort and satisfaction and enhanced visitor and family amenities.
  • New Cardiovascular Center. A new catheterization lab, as well as additional treatment space to perform TAVR and other cardiac procedures, will be outfitted with the very latest cardiac diagnostic equipment and technology. These enhancements will provide our clinicians with the tools and facility needed to continue to provide our community with top quality heart care.
  • Strategic Regional Investment. Investments in some of the region’s fastest growing communities will improve access to Guthrie for referring physicians and other providers, and increase patient satisfaction with their Guthrie experience.
  • Investing in Tomorrow’s Physicians. Recruiting and retaining excellent doctors is a challenge faced by rural communities throughout the nation. One proven way to attract and keep outstanding physicians is to provide quality education and training programs. Guthrie will expand and enhance its residency and fellowship programs to help bring talented clinicians to the Twin Tiers region.
  • Advancing Healthier Communities. Through enhanced outreach, education, collaboration and innovation, Guthrie will promote healthy lifestyles and better manage chronic conditions as part of an ongoing effort to foster healthier communities.

Continuing the community tradition of financially supporting Guthrie since the founding of Robert Packer Hospital in 1885, Guthrie has embarked on a comprehensive campaign to raise $10 million by 2021. The campaign is referred to as Forward Together: A Campaign to Transform our Healthcare.

Generous community members, trustees, physicians and employees are leading with their own philanthropic support and their time.

The Campaign will support the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department and Cardiovascular Center, as well as other strategic initiatives.

Yes, the campaign has commemorative and naming opportunities. Please contact Guthrie Resource Development so that a member of the campaign team may assist you in identifying an opportunity of interest.

The campaign encourages multi-year pledges to raise the funds necessary to help make the projects a reality. There are a variety of ways to support the campaign including pledges of up to three years, gifts of appreciated securities, gifts-in-kind and planned gifts such as direct transfer from IRAs and bequests.

Guthrie can accept gifts from corporations and encourages matching gift support from individuals.

Please contact Guthrie Resource Development for information.

Guthrie Resource Development
One Guthrie Square
Sayre, PA 18840
Phone: (570) 887-4420
Email: resource_development@guthrie.org