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The Geisinger Media Relations team can provide live access to medical and health industry experts via video or audio conferencing to address breaking news or other hot/emerging topics. News outlets will receive advisories with the required instructions to access designated experts through the appropriate medium. Contact Wendy Wilson, Geisinger News Bureau Managing Editor, for more information: WKWILSON@geisinger.edu, 570-703-7807.


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August 18, 2014
Dr. Janis Maksimak appointed Geisinger Medical Center director of general pediatrics

Janis Maksimak, M.D., has been appointed director of general pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC). In this position, Dr. Maksimak will oversee the general pediatrics operations at GMC and Geisinger-Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. Read more


August 15, 2014
Despite making the top ten, Scranton not among "Wellville" winners.

Following a nationwide search that drew 42 applicants from 26 states and after making it to the final top ten, Scranton's Way to Wellville collaborators learned Thursday that the city had not been chosen among the national top five. Read more


August 14, 2014
Geisinger appoints regional director of stroke care

Pankajavalli Ramakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Geisinger as the regional director of stroke for Geisinger's two Joint Commission Primary Stroke Centers in northeastern Pennsylvania. Read more


August 14, 2014
Geisinger Health System launches ProvenWellness Neighborhood

It's a beautiful day in "The Neighborhood." Geisinger's ProvenWellness Neighborhood - a Geisinger Health System model of care that will focus on individuals who are uninsured/underinsured with the most critical health care needs - recently launched in the Scranton community. Read more


August 12, 2014
The tragic death of Robin Williams, and what you need to know about depression

The sudden tragic death of award-winning comedian and actor Robin Williams has left tens of millions of people shaking their heads. Williams was a brilliant star, but also a tortured one, suffering from what his family called a "severe depression" that apparently led him to take his life. Read more


August 01, 2014
Geisinger Medical Center one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) has been named one of the "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review. Read more


July 28, 2014
Geisinger announces leadership succession plan

The Geisinger Health System Foundation Board of Directors has begun the process of recruiting a successor to Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., next year. Dr. Steele will serve in his role as CEO through the end of the health system's fiscal year in June 2015, after which time he will continue as Chairman of xG Health Solutions. Read more


July 24, 2014
Geisinger study finds sutures better than staples in wound closure in C-sections

Suture closure of the skin incision at cesarean delivery was associated with a significant decrease in wound complications when compared with staple closure according to a study led by a Geisinger Health System researcher that was published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Read more


July 17, 2014
Geisinger physicians named to Best Doctor's list

Fifty-four Geisinger Health System physicians in 17 medical specialties have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2013-2014. Read more


July 07, 2014
Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice hosts free coping with grief series

Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice will host a free, seven-week coping with grief educational series. Read more


July 01, 2014
Geisinger names new regional medical director

John Pagnotto, D.O., FAAFP, has been named regional medical director for Geisinger Medical Groups in Centre, Huntingdon, Clinton, Juniata and Mifflin counties. Read more


July 01, 2014
GMC earns AANEM Lab Accreditation with exemplary status

Geisinger Medical Center has been awarded Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Read more




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