SAYRE, Pa. (WETM) – The Guthrie First Impressions Birthing Center at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital hosted its 5th annual Remembrance Walk.
The walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre Campus. Participants may park in the lot on South Wilbur Avenue, across from Hospital Place.
The event was free and open to individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth. The event included candle lighting, a walk, and a rose ceremony. Families are invited to bring memorabilia of their loved one for display on a table of remembrance.
“We like to have a get together here so all the people can share memories as they like to,” said First Impessiona Birthing Center’s Donna Marie Campbell. “It’s a place to come and feel comfortable remembering children. It’s ok to talk about those we lost,” added Campbell.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north-central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-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., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York.
In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.
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