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Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital unveils new Emergency Department

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Sayre, Pa. (WETM) – Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre unveiled its renovated Emergency Department on Wednesday, featuring more space and privacy for patients.

Last year Guthrie’s Emergency Department cared for nearly 36,000 patients, a 28 percent increase from the previous year.

“This new space allows more room for the patient, their family and the caregiver team. The rooms are private, allowing for personal conversations to take place between the patient and health care provider,” System Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Marc Harris said. “This expansion also launches Guthrie’s new Emergency Medicine Residency Program, which will allow us to train and graduate Emergency Medicine physicians,” Harris explained.

The Level II Trauma Center serves residents in about 10,000 square miles and eleven counties in north-central Pennsylvania and south-central New York.

“Throughout this growth, patients remain at the center of all that we do. Our dedicated physicians and staff have done a wonderful job of providing outstanding patient care, given the challenges of limited space and lack of patient amenities,” Guthrie President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti said. “We know that this new addition will only greater prepare our staff to provide the best emergency care in the Twin Tiers,” he added.

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