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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, Vice President, Corporate Communications, for more information:, 570-703-7807.

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New Doctors

July 23, 2014
Pain specialist joins Geisinger Medical Center

John Quick, M.D., recently joined Geisinger Medical Center as a pain specialist. Read more

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October 27, 2014
Geisinger study: Personal view of weight influences bariatric surgery success

Internal weight bias -- or the negative feelings people have about their own weight -- influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to a Geisinger research study to be published in the December issue of Obesity Surgery. The Geisinger study, which is currently available online, is considered the first and only study to examine internalized weight bias in relation to post-surgical weight loss success in adults. Read more

October 23, 2014
Geisinger locations earn American College of Radiology accreditation

Several Geisinger locations in northeastern Pennsylvania were recently reaccredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Awarded the three-year term of accreditation as the result of a recent review by the ACR were: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) computerized tomography (CT), including services at Geisinger-Mount Pocono and Geisinger-Tunkhannock; GWV magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including services at Geisinger-Mount Pocono and Geisinger-Tunkhannock; GWV nuclear medicine; and Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre* ultrasound. 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 17, 2014
Geisinger hospitals begin SCID newborn screening

Effective Oct. 1, all four Geisinger Health System birthing hospitals -- Geisinger Medical Center, Danville; Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital; Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre; and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital -- are now screening newborns for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Read more

October 16, 2014
Geisinger Health System and Holy Spirit Health System affiliation approved

Employees, physicians, officials and guests attended a joining ceremony today at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., to celebrate Holy Spirit becoming an affiliate of Geisinger Health System. The affiliation became official earlier this month following final approval from the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Pennsylvania Department of Health. Read more

October 16, 2014
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute to host fragile X syndrome training

Geisinger's Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) is teaming up with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) to offer a free training program for education professionals focused on behavioral and social skills strategies to support students with fragile X syndrome. From the Clinic to the Classroom: Fragile X Syndrome, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the CSIU Conference and Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton. 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

September 19, 2014
Ophthalmologist joins Geisinger Wyoming Valley

Daniel Upton, M.D., recently joined Geisinger Wyoming Valley as an ophthalmologist. Read more

September 09, 2014
Geisinger cuts ribbon on new $2.3 million East Mountain Specialty Clinic

Today, Geisinger leaders, physicians and employees joined together to formally open the new Geisinger East Mountain Specialty Clinic at 1155 East Mountain Blvd., a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Read more

September 05, 2014
Geisinger celebrates groundbreaking of primary care clinic in Mountain Top

On Sept. 4, leaders from Geisinger and Fairview Twp. celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Geisinger clinic at 35 S. Mountain Blvd. in the Mountain Top community. Read more

September 05, 2014
Geisinger celebrates groundbreaking for downtown Pittston clinic

On Wednesday, August 27, leaders from Geisinger and the city celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Geisinger clinic at 40 N. Main St. in downtown Pittston. 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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