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November 18, 2014
Dr. Glenn Steele to accept NCHL Gail L. Warden Leadership Award Nov. 20

Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will accept the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's 2014 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Thursday in Chicago. The award recognizes innovative approaches to bringing high-value and accessible health care to communities, permanently transforming and improving the field. Read more

November 18, 2014
Geisinger Medical Center Gala benefits five projects

The Auxiliary at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) hosted its 2014 "Lighting Up Tomorrow Gala" on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Geisinger-Woodbine Lane outpatient facility. Proceeds from the evening totaled more than $128,000 and will sustain the Auxiliary's mission to support the physical and emotional health of patients and community Read more

November 18, 2014
Husband, wife patients undergo rare paired exchange kidney transplant at GMC

Because of diabetes and high blood pressure, Kevin Vanwhy was in renal failure that required months of home dialysis six nights a week. His wife, Karen, wanted to give him one of her kidneys, but she wasn't the right blood type for a match. That's when the Vanwhys discussed the paired exchange procedure with Geisinger doctors and decided it was their best option. So they had it done at GMC on Oct. 2. Read more

November 17, 2014
Child Advocacy Center adds therapy dog to comfort young visitors

The Child Advocacy Center of the Central Susquehanna Valley, a division of Geisinger Health System's (GHS) Janet Weis Children's Hospital (JWCH), was established to embrace victims of child abuse, Evie -- a Black Lab/Australian Shepherd mix -- has been a welcomed addition as the center's first pet therapy dog. Read more

November 13, 2014
Geisinger Wyoming Valley earns Joint Commission's 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures' Recognition

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Read more

November 13, 2014
Otolaryngologist joins Geisinger Medical Center

Nicholas C Purdy, D.O., has joined Geisinger Medical Center as an otolaryngologist. Read more

November 12, 2014
Geisinger Life Flight awarded CAMTS accreditation

Geisinger Life Flight has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems -- the gold standard for air medical transport. Read more

November 05, 2014
Approximately $2.6 Billion in community benefit since FY 2001

Geisinger Health System provided $414.1 million in community support in fiscal year 2013 in the form of free, uncompensated care to patients who could not afford to pay; the provision of care for the elderly and the poor not paid by Medicare or Medicaid; allied health, medical residency and fellowship educational programs; health care research; community health, education and outreach programs. Read more

November 05, 2014
Geisinger Women's Health opens Healthy Aging Clinic

Geisinger Women's Health is now accepting patients for a new Healthy Aging Clinic to provide specialized care for women between the ages of 40 and 60 as their body transitions through the normal aging process. The clinic began seeing patients this week at Geisinger Medical Center. Read more

November 04, 2014
Geisinger, xG Health Solutions to advance open health care application ecosystem

Geisinger Health System and xG Health Solutions announced today they have connected a software app developed by Geisinger to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) by leveraging new draft international standards. The Geisinger-invented Rheumatology app was initially developed to interact with the Epic Corporation EHR used by Geisinger. Now, by using new international draft standards, Geisinger and xG Health Solutions have successfully exchanged clinical data in real-time within the Cerner Corporation EHR framework. Read more

November 03, 2014
Cancer Care of Central Pennsylvania to join Geisinger Cancer Institute

The Geisinger Cancer Institute and Cancer Care of Central PA announced today that Cancer Care of Central PA will become part of the Geisinger family effective Dec. 1. The agreement between the organizations includes Cancer Care of Central PA's Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Elysburg and Lock Haven locations. Read more

October 22, 2014
Geisinger appoints regional director of neurology for northeastern Pennsylvania

Neil Holland, M.D., has been appointed the regional director of neurology for Geisinger Northeast. In his position, Dr. Holland will oversee the neurology programs at both Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

October 21, 2014
Geisinger investigators launch patient portal as part of National Institutes of Health genetic research initiative

Today, the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, announced the launch of a new patient portal, GenomeConnect. Read more

October 08, 2014
Geisinger receives grant funding from Cardinal Health Foundation

The Cardinal Health Foundation announced it has awarded Geisinger Health System $29,762 in grant funding from the E3 Grant Program to implement best practices and help improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care. Read more

October 08, 2014
Family doctor joins Geisinger - Mt. Pleasant

Originally from Tunkhannock, Pa., Steven Sluck D.O., recently returned to the area to join Geisinger - Mt. Pleasant as a family medicine physician. Read more

January 15, 2014
Geisinger pediatric neurologists earn inaugural board certifications in epilepsy

Jill Gotoff, M.D., director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Geisinger Health System; and Arayamparambil Anilkumar, M.D., a GHS pediatric neurologist, are two of just 33 Pennsylvania physicians who achieved board certification in the first test given for the specialty of epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Read more

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