Sayre, Pa. – As hospitals across the country struggle to make sure they have enough supplies to meet the COVID-19 pandemic, many local companies, organizations, and individuals have stepped up to help. Lockheed Martin, an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies company, was quick to respond and donate much-needed gowns and masks to Guthrie.
Lockheed Martin’s Vice President and Owego General Manager, A. Hamid Salim remarked, “We appreciate the tireless dedication of healthcare professionals responding to the pandemic. Lockheed Martin is proud to do our part to assist our communities and our country during this period of national crisis. We are pleased that these donations to Guthrie will enable their teams to better serve our community during the global fight against COVID-19.”
The Corning Museum of Glass, a museum dedicated to the art, history and science of glass, also stepped up and was eager to help Guthrie.
“Our Pandemic Plan called for a stockpile of PPE to protect staff,” said Bill Gilbert, Sr. Manager of Environment, Health and Safety for The Corning Museum of Glass. “Since our staff is now working at home, Karol Wight (President and Executive Director) asked if we could support our local health care providers with this surplus of equipment. We were able to donate 2,000 masks, 1,000 gloves, and some safety glasses. In addition, one staff member asked about using his personal 3D printer to make face shields. This request turned into a coordinated effort by a small group to utilize both personal equipment and equipment from our studio to 3D print this vital PPE. We’re very happy that we can do something that helps in a small way.”
Guthrie is grateful for the outpouring of generosity and kindness shown by the many local businesses, organizations, and community members that have offered help during these challenging times.
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