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Geisinger scientist hard at work on cure for Lou Gehrig's disease
April 1, 2007 - A small tropical fish, the curiosity of a Geisinger research scientist and some college students have created the perfect storm of sorts in an attempt to find a cure for one of the world’s most devastating neurological diseases.

Allinson promoted to Director, Geisinger Ventures
March 15, 2007 - Bryan T. Allinson was recently promoted to Director, Geisinger Ventures.

Geisinger Ventures CEO nominated as one of Top 100 people in 2006
Jan. 8, 2006 - Geisinger Ventures CEO Denise Prince was nominated as one of the Top 100 people for 2006 by a leading Pennsylvania business publication.

Geisinger employees develop new workplace, medicine ideas and share in profits
Dec. 16, 2006 - Healthcare costs are rising, and helping to offset those costs while providing a high level of care is every health administrator’s challenge. Smart leaders know that collaboration is critical and they also know that those on the frontlines of care often have innovative solutions to complex problems.

Geisinger nurse has a Ventures idea that's taking flight
Dec. 6, 2006 - Kevin Grimm, RN, thrives on the intensity of providing life-saving emergency care aboard a Life Flight helicopter based in State College, Pa. "Working in a space that's about the size of a coat closet forces you to work more efficiently," explains the 36-year-old flight nurse. "But I'm always thinking about how to make it easier." 

Peters featured in eNexus
Nov. 15, 2006 - MedMining CEO Jim Peters is profiled in the November issue of eNexus, the Newsletter of the Great Valley Technology Alliance.

Geisinger awarded $500,000 state grant for biobank
July 26, 2006 - Geisinger Clinic will receive a $500,000 grant from the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority to advance biobanking efforts and further genetic research.

Geisinger Ventures CEO featured in Fortune magazine
Aug. 20, 2006 - Denise Prince, chief executive officer of Geisinger Ventures, is featured in the Aug. 21 issue of Fortune magazine.

Checkup, Aisle 5: Hospitals join the crowd as medical care comes to supermarkets and big box retailers
June 16, 2006 - Geisinger Health System is betting that produce and frozen food can attract new patients and please current ones. Well, sort of.

Geisinger awarded Keystone Innovation Zone Starter Kit grant
May 15, 2006 - Geisinger Clinic has received a $202,000 grant from the state to help fund genomics research and nurture a bioscience industry in the central Susquehanna Valley.

Geisinger to partner with Bloomsburg University on Keystone Innovation Zone Technology Transfer grant
May 1, 2006 - Geisinger Ventures is joining with Bloomsburg University to patent technology developed at these institutions and then transfer that to private companies through licensing agreements.

Ronald Paulus, MD, named to national work group on electronic health records
April 10, 2006 - Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA, Chief Health Information Technology Venture Officer and Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Geisinger Health System, has been named to a national work group on the functionality of inpatient electronic health records.

Thomson Micromedex teams with Geisinger to advance evidence-based decision support solutions
April 10, 2006 - Thomson Micromedex, part of the Thomson Corporation, today announced an alliance with Geisinger Health System to develop comprehensive evidence-based order sets (medication instructions and treatment options) that healthcare organizations can use to standardize and improve patient care, quality, outcomes and efficiencies.

Geisinger, Weis Markets offer in-store clinics
April 4, 2006 – Geisinger Health System will open in-store clinics in Weis Markets beginning this summer, the two organizations announced today.

Geisinger Ventures featured in new book — Lead Like An Entrepreneur
Feb. 8, 2006 — Geisinger Health System’s business development arm—Geisinger Ventures—and its Chief Executive Officer Denise Prince are featured in a new book, Lead Like An Entrepreneur, by Neal Thornberry, PhD, which has been published by McGraw-Hill.

Jim Peters named one of Northeast PA’s Top 20 Under 40
Dec. 22, 2005 - Jim Peters, Senior Director, Geisinger Ventures was recently named one of Northeast Business Journal’s Top 20 Under 40. The designation recognizes 20 emerging leaders under age 40 in the Northeast, PA region.

Denise Prince named a finalist in Chamber's Athena Award program
Sept. 29, 2005 - Denise Prince, Chief Operating Officer, Geisinger Ventures, was recently named one of five Athena Award finalists.

Physician/healthcare information technology expert joins Geisinger
Ron Paulus, MD, will identify ways to deliver care to patients, market Geisinger's initiatives
Aug. 2, 2005 - Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA, a physician who is nationally recognized for his expertise in healthcare services, health information technology and quality improvement, has joined Geisinger Health System and its venture group, Geisinger Ventures.

Geisinger pharmacies expand to form SureHealth Pharmacy
June 14, 2005 - Geisinger has announced a joint venture with EDG Partners, LLC, to expand the Geisinger Community Pharmacy and Geisinger Long-Term Care Pharmacy businesses.

 Geisinger teams with universities, economic growth organizations to create 12th Keystone Innovation Zone
July 12, 2005 - Geisinger Ventures, an initiative to create profitable businesses that can help to sustain not-for-profit Geisinger Health System, has teamed up with Bucknell, Susquehanna and Bloomsburg universities, Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners to create the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone (GSKIZ).