Guthrie presents Donald Packer distinguished caregiver and provider awards


(Sayre, PA) – Guthrie Medical Group recently held its Recognition Award Banquet at the Best Western in Sayre where caregivers were recognized for their years of service, ranging from five to 45 years. Thirty-seven people who retired or will be retiring in 2023 were also recognized.

Dr. Joseph Ronsivalle, President, GMG, Joan O’Connor, CPNP, Honoree, and Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, President and CEO

Donald Guthrie Distinguished Provider Award was presented to Joan O’Connor, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Sayre Pediatrics, who was nominated by two colleagues and her daughter. She was recognized for providing services to the Child Advocacy Center Children’s House on behalf of Guthrie, often working extra hours or on her days off. With over 45 years of service to Guthrie as a nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner, Joan has become a trusted partner for countless parents and families in our community.

Donald Guthrie Distinguished Employee Service Award was presented to Anne Osborn, Surgical Technologist, Orthopedics/Hand Surgery, who was nominated by a colleague who highlighted her consistent displays of caring, compassion, and excellence, going above and beyond what is required and never complaining. On a daily basis, patients remark about how much they love Anne and how lucky her team is to have her.

Dr. Joseph Ronsivalle, President, GMG, Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, President and CEO, Anne Osborn, Honoree, and Dr. Dana LaVanture, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics22