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New Guthrie Hospital to open in July
Written By: Samantha Potter
CORNING (WENY) -- A new state of the art hospital will soon be opening in Corning. The hospital is designed to offer a therapeutic atmosphere for patients and their families.
The new Guthrie Hospital was designed to let in as much natural light as possible and give off a home-like feeling. The hospital features a Cancer Center with new radiation technology that isn't offered locally. Other features include 600 square feet operating rooms, luxury delivery suites for expecting mothers and a healing garden for people to relax in.
Corning Hospital President, Shirley Magaña says the best feature is the care they will be able to provide to patients. She says they will now be able to treat a patient in a two minute time frame rather than their previous frame of 15 to 20 minutes. “Our commitment is patients do not come to the hospital to wait, they come to be treated, they want to be seeing their physicians and we have redesigned all of our processes. We've looked at using lean principals and we had 16 teams redesigning processes to make that happen. We don't patients to have to wait.”
The hospital is set to open on July 12th and the Cancer Center will open on July 14th. The hospital is located off I-86 in East Corning.
*More details to come