In a press conference this morning at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s Main Entrance on Alvena Ave. hospital president Jennifer Yartym, MSPT, MBA was joined by Mayor Scott Steve and caregivers from many hospital departments.
Mayor Scott Steve expressed how much Guthrie staff cares for people’s loved ones with what they have gone through everyday during the pandemic and the continued investment Guthrie has done for the Cortland Area.
“We made a proclamation of May 10th as Guthrie Medical Care Center day in honor of caregivers that had given up these last couple of years during this very difficult time of COVID” said Scott Steve.
Guthrie noted how thankful they were to the dedication to all of its staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Everyday should be nurses day or healthcare week because truly the last two and a half years with those individuals on the front lines we wouldn’t have been able to keep afloat without them.” said Hospital president Jennifer Yartym.
President Yartym also made some announcements on upcoming projects at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center with some beginning as early as this summer.
The Emergency Room section of the hospital will be receiving a full renovation as well as adding behavioral health rooms. Within the Emergency Department the behavioral health rooms will be in a private space for that patient population to be out of the mainstream emergency department in order to have it be a more healing healthcare environment.
Guthrie will also be renovating their parking lot near their main entrance in order for handicap parking to be more accessible to the doors. This will include shutting down a portion of Alvena Ave., new paving, line markings, and lighting. Ground breaking is expected to take place sometime this summer.
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center day is in honor of the caregivers at Guthrie Cortland.