New Specialty, Outpatient Care Locations
Expanding Specialty Outpatient Care in New York’s Steuben & Chemung Counties
For more than 130 years, Guthrie has been evolving and growing to meet the ever-changing health care needs of residents of the Twin Tiers region of north central Pennsylvania and south central New York. In the Corning, N.Y. area, Corning Hospital is the inpatient hub for Guthrie’s expanding network of inpatient and outpatient medical services.
Guthrie 2021, our health system’s strategic plan for 2017-2021, calls for investments in physician talent, enhancing population health, and extending our reach to meet community needs. Based on current and projected utilization as well as demographic trends, we have identified the need for additional specialty care and outpatient resources in Corning and other nearby communities along the I-86 corridor.
To meet these needs, Guthrie plans to construct two large medical office buildings: one adjacent to Corning Hospital, the other 12 miles away in a former retail space in Big Flats. With more than 120,000 square feet of combined space, this ambitious project will offer enhanced access to critically needed specialty care services for area residents, and revolutionize the way that care is designed and provided to our patients.
Key Benefits of New Medical Office Locations in Corning and Big Flats
With more specialists based in Corning and Big Flats, residents of these and surrounding communities will enjoy better access to specialty medical care…close to home.
The Corning project enables specialists in the new medical office building to have immediate, easy access to inpatient surgical suites and ancillary services. Patients of these specialists who require further testing will enjoy the convenience of simply walking across the connecting corridor to the hospital for these services.
The design team assembled for this project included over 40 employees, including physicians, nurses, patient service specialists, and representatives from housekeeping, IT, purchasing, lab and radiology. Spaces and work flows were completely re-imagined, from scheduling the initial appointment through exiting the facility. Spaces have been designed using an “on-stage, off-stage” concept for staff and patients, which greatly enhances efficiencies and patient/staff circulations, resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
New, convenient medical office buildings will help support Guthrie’s ongoing physician recruitment efforts aimed at attracting additional needed specialists to the community.
These new facilities will help Corning Hospital meet the expanding specialty care needs of the community, and free up space in existing buildings to allow for the growth of other important outpatient services.