ITHACA, NY – Guthrie Ithaca City Harbor officially opened on Monday, February 7. The facility is a three-story, 60,000 square foot, $30 million medical office building. It offers primary care, daily walk-in care and 20 specialties, including:
• Colorectal surgery
• Complete breast care
• ENT and facial plastic surgery
• General surgery
• Interventional pain management
• Optometry and optical services
• Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hand therapy
• Sports medicine
Guthrie points to a state-of-the-art GI/endoscopy suite and comprehensive breast care including 3D mammography, fellowship-trained breast radiologist and breast surgeon as highlights of the new facility. The sports medicine team, made up of several orthopedic surgeons, is trained in all parts of the body. A large space for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and manual therapy prepares patients to resume their active lifestyles. Guthrie Ithaca City Harbor also offers comprehensive eye care services, including an optical store.
“From the start, it felt like a collaboration to meet the needs of Tompkins County residents,” said Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, President and CEO of the Guthrie Clinic. “The opportunity to carry out a project in such a key part of the city’s development has been a fantastic opportunity, both for the Guthrie Clinic and, more importantly, for our patients.
Guthrie Ithaca City Harbor is on the TCAT bus route, and kiosk check-in will streamline the registration process.
“Modernization means everything is done in one place,” said Dr. David Ristedt, regional medical director at the Guthrie Clinic. “You’re going to have your blood drawn in the room, you’re going to be screened in the room, and the doctor is going to see you in the same room, so the whole visit is centered around you not having to move, but the rest of us moving around you.
The building is located on Willow Avenue and is part of a larger City Harbor project, which will add 156 apartments and a boardwalk. This time last year, owner Costa Lambrou said the project was dealing with COVID-related financial issues because banks weren’t lending as much money during the pandemic. The project has been before the City Planning and Development Board on and off over the past year to continue to refine the design of the rest of the project, which has yet to be approved.
Appointments can be made via the eGuthrie online portal at www.eGuthrie.org, even offering walk-in patients the option of reserving their place. Through eGuthrie, patients can also message their healthcare team, take a virtual visit, view test results, request prescription refills, and more. Patients can also make an appointment by calling 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743).