Geisinger Health System (Geisinger) serves more than 2.6 million residents in 44 counties as a not-for-profit, fully integrated health services organization that is dedicated to excellence in care,education, research, and service. The physician-led system includes a multidisciplinary physician group practice with system-wide aligned goals, successful clinical programs, a sophisticated information technology platform, a robust research program, and an insurance provider (GHP).
The system is comprised of:
Geisinger Clinic is widely regarded as a national model of healthcare delivery centered around a cutting-edge multispecialty group practice of more than 900 primary and specialty physicians who practice at Geisinger hospitals, as well as at non-Geisinger hospitals throughout the region.
Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, has earned a reputation for providing leading-edge medicine and treating the most critically ill patients. GMC is licensed for 545 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. GMC maintains the region's only Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics.
GMC offers a comprehensive array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women's health (in GMC's Women's Pavilion), pediatrics, orthopedics, and oncology.
Outpatient services, including endoscopy and same-day surgery, are available on GMC's main campus, as well as at the GMC Outpatient Surgery Center-Woodbine Lane campus.
GMC's newest addition, the Hospital for Advanced Medicine, serves as an integrated center for the most critically ill patients. This 308,000-square-foot "hospital within a hospital" houses nine stories of patient-focused space, including acuity adaptable beds that can convert from intensive care to recovery as the patient progresses. The hospital offers state-of-the-art inpatient and physician office facilities with cardiovascular and orthopaedic services residing within the building, a new 32,000-square-foot surgical suite equipped with sophisticated robotic and interventional medical equipment and shell space for future growth. This hospital is LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with environmentally friendly designs, recycled materials used in its construction, and increased energy efficiency achieved by maximizing natural window light in patient rooms and offices.
Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital (G-SACH) merged into Geisinger Medical Center on January 1, 2012. Located in Coal Township, Northumberland County, G-SACH includes 45 acute care beds, 15 skilled nursing beds and a 10-bed gero-psych unit.
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital (G-BH) merged into Geisinger Health System on July 1, 2012. Located in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, G-BH is licensed for 72 beds offering patients a variety of primary and specialty care services, a broad spectrum of surgical services, including in-and out- surgery, obstetrics/maternity, behavioral health and a progressive emergency medicine and hospitalist program. G-BH is affiliated with Geisinger-Bloomsburg Health Care Center.
Geisinger Northeast is an innovative healthcare model featuring one hospital-Geisinger Wyoming Valley-with two campuses.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Plains Township is an acute tertiary care center that brings advanced clinical services to northeastern Pennsylvania. Licensed for 250 beds, GWV's state-of-the-art Critical Care Building houses the only Level II Trauma Center in Luzerne County. The GWV campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, the Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital (an accredited Chest Pain Center), the Janet Weis Children's Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program, the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute, and more. GWV's Women's Health Program and various specialty clinics are offered at facilities in close proximity to GWV's main campus.
Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV's regional ambulatory campus. It offers an array of same-day health services, including adult and pediatric Urgent Care Centers, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, same-day surgery, pain and sleep centers, and more.
Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) is a leading provider of quality healthcare services in northeast Pennsylvania. Located in Scranton, G-CMC is home to Scranton's only level II Trauma Center and adult inpatient behavioral health unit. Licensed for 297 beds, G-CMC also features an array of clinical programs including orthopedic services and a broad range of other specialized surgical and radiological services.
Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) plays an important role in the success and mission of Geisinger Health System. Based in Danville, GHP provides insurance coverage to approximately 450,000 residents in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and West Virginia and has a provider network with more than 4,400 PCPs and 39,000 specialists and 104 hospitals. GHP offers a wide range of products including HMO, PPO, employer self-funded, and high deductible plans at affordable rates for individuals, families, employer groups, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
GHP has earned national recognition for providing quality services. GHP is consistently among the top-ranked commercial and Medicare health plans in Pennsylvania and the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) annual Private and Medicare Health Insurance Plan Rankings.
GHP has received national attention for innovative programs designed to improve the quality of care its members receive while controlling health care costs. GHP's ProvenHealth Navigator® is a partnership between patients, primary care providers and GHP to improve members' health. Also known as a "medical home," GHP provides a care manager who works closely with the member's health-care providers, the member and their family by coordinating care with hospital, specialists, pharmacists and skilled nursing facilities. The Health Navigator model blends aspects of a chronic care model, a medical home model and a patient-centered primary care model. Additional functional components are included, creating a new health care delivery vehicle.
Using GHP's ProvenHealth Navigator program as a model, GHP is also participating in the Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative. The Chronic Care Initiative, created by former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, is a strategic plan that calls for implementing the chronic care model in all primary care practices across the Commonwealth. The initiative incorporates GHP's primary care medical home standards and our use of case managers as a validation tool that practices are transforming their care delivery to effectively manage chronically ill patients.
To improve the health of members, GHP provides disease and case management programs and services to coordinate care for those with chronic conditions. The programs are focused on congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, asthma, tobacco cessation and weight management. These in-depth programs were the result of a collaboration of expertise between GHP and providers in the Geisinger Health System and have attained national recognition by health management organizations and industry groups.
In January 2005, GHP began posting its participating primary care provider offices quality ratings online at the GHP web site. The web report, called Physician Quality Summary, helps members choose a provider that's right for them and encourages quality improvement among physicians. Feedback from the providers was instrumental in helping to develop the program. PQS continues to raise the bar by modifying measures to encourage continued improvement.
LifeFlight Air Ambulance
LifeFlight® LifeFlight is a component of the system's response to critical care transport needs, with six air ambulances operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the following locations:
- Geisinger Medical Center, Danville
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport, Avoca
- University Park Airport, State College
- Williamsport Regional Airport, Montoursville
- 2003 Phoenix Road, Pottsville
Geisinger recently expanded its LifeFlight helicopter air ambulance program by adding a new state-of-the art-helicopter (an American Eurocopter 145 or EC145) at its Williamsport, PA base. Also in 2010, LifeFlight pilots and medical teams also completed night vision goggle training; teams at the Avoca, Williamsport, and State College bases are now equipped with night-vision goggles.
LifeFlight transported nearly 2,600 patients to the nearest qualified trauma center in FY 2010; 2,082 of these patients were transported to GMC (Danville) or GWV (Plains Township).
Henry Hood Center for Health Research
Located on the GMC campus, the Hood Center is focused on developing knowledge that is centered on a patient's need to maintain or improve health. The Hood Center is home to GCHR, GCCS, Geisinger Health Sciences Library, Research Administration, and a conference center.
Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research
The Weis Center, Geisinger's basic science research facility located on the GMC campus, conducts original and innovative research that contributes new knowledge to biomedical science, with a focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms. A major initiative of the Weis Center is the genomics core, a project carried out in collaboration with the GCHR.
The corporate venture arm of Geisinger Health System, Ventures, is dedicated to leveraging Geisinger assets to: Translate medical innovation to practical clinical use Improve quality and service for Geisinger patients Promote reinvestment of capital into Geisinger Foundation Affiliates include:
- AMC Health™
- Careworks™ Convenient Care
- Geisinger Consulting Group
- Proven Diagnostics®
Geisinger Community Health Services
Geisinger Community Health Services (GCHS) is a not-for-profit organization that annually provides healthcare services to nearly 60,000 patients in the communities in which they live and work. GCHS is committed to advocacy, excellence, and innovation in the provision of services that complement and expand the continuum of care provided by the health system. GCHS programs include:
- Careworks Convenient Care, which provides basic health services in retail or work site settings (also a Geisinger Ventures affiliate).
- Healthcare Quality Unit nurses who educate community members and caregivers of intellectually disabled individuals.
- LIFEGeisinger, which provides a comprehensive program of health and social services to the frail elderly.
- Geisinger HomeCare & Hospice, which provides 24-hour care to those requiring skilled nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; medical social services; and maternal and newborn health services.
- VITALine Infusion Pharmacy Services, which provides high-tech infusion therapies in a home setting.
International Shared Services, Inc.
This company is a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of Geisinger Medical Management Corporation. It provides comprehensive clinical engineering and computer technology services to providers both within and outside Geisinger.
Marworth Alcohol & Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Located in Waverly, PA, Marworth is recognized as a national leader in the treatment of alcohol and chemical addictions. Marworth has 91 beds and provides three levels of treatment: outpatient, intensive outpatient with partial hospitalization, and inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation.