Guthrie’s plans for visiting nurse service sparks health care debate


Guthrie is pursuing plans to determine its personal licensed house well being company in Tompkins County, nonetheless its undertaking has drawn debate in a regulatory committee and within the well being care group.

The Guthrie Clinic of Sayre, Pennsylvania, utilized for a Dwelling Care License in Tompkins County with plans to determine a visiting nurse service just like the Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County. Though the primary try at buying the license was not authorized at a gathering hosted by the New York State Division of Well being, Public Well being and Well being Planning Council Undertaking Assessment Committee on Could 13, Guthrie officers made it clear they are going to proceed to pursue the undertaking. 

Well being care professionals in Tompkins County are involved that Guthrie is not going to convey employees and must recruit from Tompkins County, which might destabilize suppliers, have an effect on staffing, and would thus have an effect on already current companies. As well as, they are saying the prices for these companies would improve. 

A woman gets her COVID-19 vaccination at a clinic Tuesday, May 4, 2021.


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