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November 20, 2015
Geisinger to lead study on impact of weight-loss surgery on individuals needing a total knee replacement

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has awarded Geisinger $4.7 million. The grant funds a multi-year clinical study that will involve a collaboration between Geisinger's Obesity Institute, Orthopedic Institute, and Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Department. In addition, Geisinger will partner with clinical research teams at Cleveland Clinic-Florida, Stanford University, New York University, and the University of Virginia. Read more

November 19, 2015
Geisinger earns two 2015 Press Ganey awards for patient experience satisfaction

Geisinger Health System was named both a 2015 Success Story Award winner, and a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a leading provider of patient experience measurement for health care organizations. Read more

November 16, 2015
David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, listed among Becker's Hospital Review 130 Nonprofit Hospital & Health System CEOs to Know 2015

David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review list of "130 Nonprofit Hospital & Health System CEOs to Know 2015." Read more

November 11, 2015
Geisinger President and CEO Unveils ProvenExperience

Geisinger Health System President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, has unveiled the health system's latest and perhaps most radical innovation, ProvenExperience, a program that now offers refunds to patients whose expectations weren't met based on kindness and compassion. He introduced the program during a speech at the 2015 Press Ganey Executive Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. Tuesday. Read more

November 10, 2015
Geisinger research presents study that details heart risks in obese children

Obesity can cause heart disease and other serious detrimental health effects on children as young as eight years old, a study led by Geisinger researchers and presented this week shows. Read more

November 09, 2015
Geisinger nurses win Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania

Debra Decker, LPN, ST, and Pamela Harris-Haman, MSN, RNC-NIC, CRNP, NNP-BC, recently won awards for excellence in nursing at the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Gala in Harrisburg. Decker, who works at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, won in the clinical practice LPN category. Harris-Haman, who works at Holy Spirit-A Geisinger Affiliate in Camp Hill, won in the advanced practice RN category. Read more

November 03, 2015
Geisinger study: ID key predictors of mental health issues in recently deployed National Guard and Reservists

A new Geisinger study aims to identify specific genetic risk factors to determine which National Guard and Reservists are at a higher risk of developing these post-discharge conditions in an effort to provide better post-trauma treatment and therapy. Read more

November 03, 2015
Chief patient experience officer urges advance care planning

Greg Burke, M.D., chief patient experience officer for Geisinger Health System, says it's critically important to plan ahead, for both the unexpected and the inevitable -- particularly during November's National Family Caregivers Month. Read more

November 03, 2015
Geisinger's Mobile Paramedic Health Program named 'Emergency Care Innovation of the Year'

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center's (GWV) Mobile Health Paramedic Program was recently honored as the 2015 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year by unanimous vote by Urgent Matters and the American College of Emergency Physicians. The Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award acknowledges cutting-edge innovations in emergency care and provides a platform for sharing effective solutions that address common issues facing the field. Read more

November 02, 2015
Geisinger study: Access to doctors' notes increases med adherence

In a two-year study, Geisinger researchers found that patient access via a web portal to their doctors' notes is associated with improved adherence to a medication regimen. This is the first large-scale study to show that access to doctors' notes helps patients take their medicines as prescribed. Read more

October 29, 2015
Geisinger study finds protective cup use rare among young male athletes

A study by Geisinger Health System urologists provides evidence that young male athletes don't properly protect themselves against testicular injury. Less than 13 percent of the study's more than 700 high school and college male athletes said they wear a protective athletic cup. Read more

October 21, 2015
Geisinger President and CEO Dr. David T. Feinberg to be featured speaker at Massachusetts Medical Society Leadership Forum

Geisinger Health System President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, will share his vision for patient experience at the Massachusetts Medical Society's (MMS) 16th Annual State of the State's Health Care Leadership Forum on Thursday, Oct. 22. Read more

October 20, 2015
Geisinger Authority celebrates 40th anniversary during Foss Home dinner

Current and past Geisinger Authority members celebrated the Authority's 40th anniversary at a recent dinner with Geisinger leaders and community members. Read more

October 09, 2015
Geisinger in Motion directors featured at HIMSS Patient Engagement Summit

Geisinger in Motion Director Chanin Wendling and Medical Director Jonathan Slotkin, M.D. (both at right), a spinal neurosurgeon, will share the health system's patient engagement strategies and more on Monday, Oct. 12, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's (HIMSS) Media Patient Engagement Summit in San Diego. Read more

October 05, 2015
Danville Ambulance Service merges with Holy Spirit EMS

Holy Spirit--A Geisinger Affiliate announced today that Danville Ambulance Service merged with West Shore Advanced Life Support Services, Inc. (doing business as Holy Spirit EMS--A Geisinger Affiliate) so the two organizations can better care for the communities they serve and support the local ambulance service's presence well into the future. Read more

October 01, 2015
Geisinger presents seminar on skin care for the aging woman

Geisinger Health System will present an educational seminar on skin care for aging women, Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn East Mountain, 600 Wildflower Drive. Read more

October 01, 2015
AtlantiCare membership in Geisinger Health System approved

AtlantiCare and Geisinger Health System have received final approval from the New Jersey Attorney General's office and the New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, for AtlantiCare to become a member of Geisinger Health System effective Oct. 1, 2015. Read more

September 30, 2015
Geisinger-Community Medical Center to host Construction Celebration

Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) will host a Construction Celebration to mark the completion of the $97.1 million expansion project. Read more

September 29, 2015
Centennial symposia celebrates Geisinger's history, charts health care's future

Geisinger Health System celebrated 100 years of innovation during "A Century of Transformation and Innovation" Centennial Symposia Sept. 24-25. Read more

September 24, 2015
Geisinger christens new Laboratory Medicine Building

Geisinger's $64.3 million, 162,000 square Laboratory Medicine Building was officially christened during a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 24. Read more

September 16, 2015
Geisinger unveils original time capsule contents

Contents from a 1913 George F. Geisinger Memorial Hospital time capsule were revealed during a ceremony at Geisinger Medical Center. Read more

September 14, 2015
Geisinger researchers invited to Familial Hypercholesterolemia Global Summit

Two Geisinger Health System researchers have been invited to participate in the prestigious 2015 FH (familial hypercholesterolemia) Foundation Global Summit, Sept. 24-25, in Pasadena, Calif. The annual invitation-only event is dedicated to the science and treatment of FH. Read more

September 11, 2015
Geisinger to present 'A Century of Transformation and Innovation' Centennial Symposia

Geisinger Health System presents "A Century of Transformation and Innovation" Centennial Symposia, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24 and 25, on the Geisinger Medical Center campus. Read more

September 09, 2015
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Auxiliary raises funds, supports patient care

The Auxiliary at Geisinger Wyoming Valley hosted the 16th annual Geisinger Wyoming Valley Gala on April 11 at the Westmoreland Club. Proceeds from the event totaled more than $160,000 in support of programs to improve the quality of care for patients and families at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre. Read more

September 08, 2015
Geisinger named an 'Integrated Delivery Network to Watch' for new Mobile Paramedic Program

Geisinger Health System's Mobile Paramedic Program recently earned the health system a ranking as one of the top "10 Integrated Delivery Networks to Watch" by Integrated Healthcare Delivery magazine. Read more

September 04, 2015
Geisinger researchers receive $3.5 million federal grant

Two Geisinger researchers, leading a large team of investigators, have been awarded more than $3.5 million as part of a national effort to better understand the genetic basis of disease and to tailor medical care to people based on their genetic makeup. Read more

September 03, 2015
Geisinger Medical Center named fourth best hospital to work at in Northeast

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) was ranked fourth on the best hospitals to work for in America's Northeast list compiled by Healthcare Global and Business Review USA magazines. GMC was the top-ranked hospital in Pennsylvania. It's the second consecutive year that GMC has had those rankings on this list. Read more

August 26, 2015
Geisinger Health System announces increases to minimum hire rate, shift differential and on-call rates

Officials at Geisinger Health System announced today the implementation of a $10 per hour minimum hire rate and increases to shift differential and on-call rates, effective September 6, 2015. The estimated annualized cost for these increases is approximately $3.31 million. Read more

August 24, 2015
David T. Feinberg named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Geisinger Health System President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, has been named to the most influential leaders in health care list by Modern Healthcare magazine. Read more

August 13, 2015
Geisinger pharmacist named 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist by Pharmacy Times

Michael Evans, BS, RPh, director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy programs at Geisinger Health System, was named 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist at the sixth annual Next-Generation awards gala on Friday, Aug.7 in Orlando, Fla. Evans will be featured on the cover of the August 2015 issue of Pharmacy Times, which will contain a profile of his award-winning contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. Read more

August 04, 2015
Geisinger Precision Health Center to host BRCA Symposia

Geisinger Health System will hold the second in an ongoing series of GenomeFIRST conferences on Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 at the Precision Health Center at 190 Welles Street in Forty Fort. The "Improving Care for Individuals and Families with High Risk for Breast, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancers due to Changes in the BRCA Gene" Symposium will look at the genes that can predispose many people to life-threatening cancers. Read more

August 04, 2015
Geisinger-Community Medical Center receives Echocardiography accreditation

Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) has received three-year accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC). This accreditation recognized the high-quality cardiac care available at G-CMC Read more

August 03, 2015
Geisinger hosting Back to School Wellness Fair

Just in time to kick off a healthy new school year, the staff at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre (GSWB), a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, are hosting a free health and wellness fair for children and families. The Back to School Wellness Fair will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the main lobby of GSWB, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre. Read more

July 07, 2015
Geisinger investigator receives $1.5 million NIH award to study Parkinson's disease

Geisinger investigator Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a key signaling pathway that is dysfunctional in Parkinson's disease. Read more

July 07, 2015
Geisinger researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to study genetic basis of disease

Geisinger investigators Tooraj Mirshahi, Ph.D., and Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., have been awarded $1,928,660 by the National Institutes of Health to study human genetic variants that contribute to diseases. Read more

July 02, 2015
Annual Geisinger Transplant Program Picnic held at Knoebels Amusement Resort

Nearly 500 patients, families and medical specialists who have participated in organ donation or organ transplant at Geisinger Health System attended the annual Geisinger Transplant Program Picnic June 26. Read more

June 30, 2015
New pediatric clinic to manage medically complex pediatric patients

Beginning in July, Michaelyn Notz (right), D.O., pediatrician at Geisinger Health System's Janet Weis Children's Hospital, will provide additional care for pediatric patients who have medically complex conditions in the new Pediatric Complex Care Clinic. Read more

June 30, 2015
Geisinger pediatric orthopedic surgeon providing services in Mechanicsburg

Meagan Fernandez, D.O., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Geisinger Health System, is now providing outreach services at Geisinger Pediatric Specialties Silver Creek, 335 Lambs Gap Road. Dr. Fernandez is offering pre- and post-operative consultations in Mechanicsburg while performing surgical procedures at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Read more

June 23, 2015
Child Advocacy Center planning move to Sunbury through building gift donation

Thanks to a gift by Penn and Stan Seiple of Mid State Realty, the Seiple Family Foundation, and the Degenstein Foundation, all from Sunbury, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of the Central Susquehanna Valley, a division of Geisinger Health System's Janet Weis Children's Hospital, is planning to move from its current location at 173 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, to a building at 218 Chestnut St., Sunbury. The move to the three-story, 6,900-square foot building will more than quadruple the space of the CAC and provide for an expansion of its programming and is tentatively planned by the end of the calendar year. Read more

June 19, 2015
Physician named assistant chief medical officer of Geisinger-Community Medical Center

Srikanth Hosur, M.D., has been named assistant chief medical officer of Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC). Dr. Hosur, a G-CMC critical care specialist for more than a year, will focus on improving patient throughput and clinical quality. Read more

June 19, 2015
Surgeon officially joins Geisinger-Community Medical Center

Timothy J. Farrell, M.D., FACS will officially join Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) July 1st. Dr. Farrell will continue his more than 20 years of providing surgical care to the Scranton community and will remain G-CMC's Director of Surgery. Read more

June 15, 2015
Geisinger Viewmont Health Associates now licensed as hospital outpatient provider

Geisinger Viewmont Health Associates locations will be licensed as a hospital outpatient provider of Geisinger-Community Medical Center. Beginning July 13, billing statements for patients receiving care at any of our locations will include both physician and facility charges. Read more

June 11, 2015
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center opens high-risk breast clinic

A new high-risk breast clinic opened at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) this month for patients interested in a proactive approach to breast health. Read more

June 04, 2015
Geisinger Medical Center chosen spine care Center of Excellence by Pacific Business Group on Health

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) has been established as one of three hospital providers for spine surgery in the Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN) by The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a non-profit business coalition of 60 large health care purchaser members focused on health care quality and affordability. Read more

June 04, 2015
Child Advocacy Center awarded Sunbury Area Community Foundation grant

The Child Advocacy Center of the Central Susquehanna Valley, a division of Geisinger Health System's Janet Weis Children's Hospital, has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Sunbury Area Health Fund, which is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation ( The grant was used for the purchase of new forensic video recording equipment at the center. Read more

May 29, 2015
Marko named to Healthcare IT News list of top data-driven health leaders

Nicholas Marko, M.D., chief data officer, Geisinger Health System, a neurosurgeon who serves as Geisinger Medical Center's director of neurosurgical oncology, has been named to the list of "16 healthcare data-driven geeks to watch" by the magazine Healthcare IT News, the healthcare information technology industry's leading news source. Read more

May 27, 2015
Clinical Genome Project to improve patient care through data sharing

Geisinger investigators David H. Ledbetter, Ph.D., FACMG, executive vice president and chief scientific officer, Geisinger Health System; and Christa Martin, Ph.D., FACMG, director, Geisinger Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) and senior investigator; are among the genomic medicine experts who authored a paper profiling the Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Project, which will be published online by The New England Journal of Medicine ( on Wednesday, May 27. Read more

May 26, 2015
Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital offers free women's wellness workshop

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital is offering a free women's wellness workshop on Saturday, June 6. Read more

May 20, 2015
Geisinger Medical Center honored for eliminating mercury

Geisinger Medical Center has been recognized for its efforts to eliminate mercury from the products it uses by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. Read more

May 15, 2015
Geisinger to host athletic training camp in Wilkes-Barre

Geisinger Sports Medicine will host an athletic training camp for high school students and incoming college freshmen interested in the profession of athletic training June 29 - July 3. Read more

May 15, 2015
Geisinger-Community Medical Center's new tower and lobby opens Monday, May 18

Two years and $97.1 million after contractors first broke ground on what has become the priciest healthcare construction project in the history of Lackawanna County, Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) will open its new tower and lobby to the public on Monday, May 18. Read more

May 07, 2015
Obstetrician/gynecologist joins Geisinger Wyoming Valley

Gennadiy Ivanov, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., recently joined Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center as an obstetrician/gynecologist. Read more

April 21, 2015
WVIA documentary profiling Geisinger Health System to air this week

Reinventing American Healthcare, a documentary profiling Geisinger Health System's 100-year history and transformation from a small, rural hospital to a nationally recognized health system, will make its television broadcast premiere this Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Read more

April 14, 2015
Geisinger Precision Health Center to host ribbon-cutting/open house April 20

Geisinger Health System will welcome the public to its new cutting edge Precision Health Center, 190 Welles Street, in Forty Fort, during a ribbon-cutting and open house on Monday, April 20, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Read more

April 06, 2015
ProvenHealth Navigator improves patient outcomes, reduces cost of care

A new study reports that Geisinger Health System's patient-centered medical home, ProvenHealth Navigator (PHN), is producing sustainable, long-term improvements in health outcomes for elderly Medicare patients at a reduced cost. The study, which was posted online today in the April edition of the journal Health Affairs, found that total costs associated with PHN exposure declined by approximately 7.9 percent over the 90-month period of the study, while acute inpatient admission rates fell by 18 percent. Read more

March 27, 2015
WVIA documentary profiling Geisinger Health System to premiere

Reinventing American Healthcare, a documentary profiling Geisinger Health System's 100-year history and transformation from a small, rural hospital to a nationally recognized health system, will premiere at two upcoming, invitation-only events this spring before debuting on WVIA-TV. The F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, will host the northeast Pennsylvania premiere Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, will host the central Pennsylvania premiere Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Read more

March 19, 2015
Geisinger Research Oncologist to Donate Proceeds from Book Signing to Geisinger Cancer Institute

Victor G. Vogel, M.D., MHS, director, breast medical oncology/research at Geisinger Health System, will sign copies of his new book, Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?: Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life, Sunday, March 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Community Room of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University. Proceeds from the signing will benefit Geisinger Cancer Institute. Read more

March 06, 2015
Geisinger opens Northeast Healthy Aging Clinic

Geisinger Women's Health is now accepting patients for a new Northeast Healthy Aging Clinic to provide specialized, compassionate care to assist women between the ages of 40 and 60 as their body transitions through the normal aging process. The clinic will begin seeing patients next month at Geisinger East Mountain Specialty Clinic, 1155 East Mountain Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre. Read more

February 27, 2015
Geisinger Women's Heart Health Project awarded $100,000 Heart to Heart Grant from Alpha Phi Foundation

Geisinger Health System's Heart and Vascular Institute and the Women's Health Service Line have been selected as the 2015 recipient of the $100,000 Heart to Heart Grant from Alpha Phi Foundation. The grant will be used to fund a personalized medicine and education program focused on keeping women's hearts healthy. Read more

February 27, 2015
Marworth donation brings life-saving tool to local police departments

Marworth Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in Waverly recently donated $15,000 to supply local police departments with a new life-saving tool. Read more

February 23, 2015
Geisinger Health System names David T. Feinberg, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer

The Geisinger Health System Foundation Board of Directors announced today the appointment of David T. Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A., as the organization's new president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2015. Dr. Feinberg, who is succeeding Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is currently serves as president of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Health System; chief executive officer, UCLA Hospital System; and Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences in California. Read more

February 18, 2015
Geisinger pathology team authors two volumes of leading professional journal

The Geisinger Health System pathology staff authored 14 articles for two special issues of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, providing an update in immunohistochemistry -- a molecular cell staining technique that plays an important role in cancer diagnosis and classification, and is a major diagnostic technique in the field of pathology. Published by the College of American Pathologists, The Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is one of the most widely read pathology journals. Read more

February 16, 2015
Advanced Cardiology Specialists Joining Geisinger Health System

Announcement is made that Advanced Cardiology Specialists (ACS) -- a division of Prime Med P.C. - a Scranton-based, six-member physician group comprised of highly skilled, board certified cardiologists, will join Geisinger Health System, an innovative and integrated health services organization nationally recognized for excellence in cardiac care. Read more

January 30, 2015
Geisinger chief scientific officer attends White House announcement on genomic sequencing

David H. Ledbetter, executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System, joined national genetics experts Friday at a White House briefing where President Barack Obama discussed the importance of Precision Medicine and to announce his initiative for the genomic sequencing of one million people. Read more

January 23, 2015
Geisinger study identifies family history as indicator of genetic mutation prognosis

A new study led by Geisinger Health System researchers has found that family background can help predict how a child with a genetic mutation will progress in the future. Read more

January 22, 2015
Geisinger connects to statewide Research and Education network

Geisinger Health System has become the first heath care organization to be connected to PennREN, the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, a public network exchange built and managed by the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) to provide broadband connectivity, foster collaboration and promote innovative use of digital technologies for the benefit of Pennsylvanians. Read more

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