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National Recognition

One important indicator of quality is whether a hospital and its staff are recognized by independent organizations devoted to measuring healthcare quality. Click for more Geisinger quality news. Listed below are recent honors, awards and accreditations given to Geisinger:

  • Geisinger hospitals two of first in country certified in geriatric fracture care, 2014.
  • Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., listed among the Becker's Hospital Review 40 Smartest People in Healthcare, 2014.
  • GMC, GWV earn 2014 Women's Choice Awards as America's Best Breast Centers
  • Geisinger endocrinologist named to Endocrine Society Quality Improvement Sub-Committee, 2014
  • Geisinger President and CEO Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. named to Congressional Budget Office panel of health advisers, 2014.
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center listed as one of the top hospitals for safety according to the Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score, 2014.
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center earned the Joint Commission's 2013 certification as a Primary Stroke Center, 2013.
  • Geisinger Medical Center received the American Heart Association's 2013 Mission: Lifeline Performance Achievement Award, 2013.
  • Geisinger-Community Medical Center received the 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation's ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award.
  • Geisinger Medical Center's environmental services team wins 2013 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award, from the Association for the Healthcare Environment of the American Hospital Association.
  • Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, accredited as American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving centers.
  • Geisinger Medical Center earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification for 2013, for superior energy performance.
  • Geisinger Medical Center earned redesignation as an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet hospital, 2013.
  • Geisinger Health System listed for the eleventh consecutive year among country's "Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, 2013.
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center received the 2013 Silver Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in recognition of outstanding care of organ donors and offering comprehensive transplant services.
  • The National Business Group on Health, awarded Geisinger Health System its 2013 Gold Award for ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace.
  • Geisinger Medical Center awarded American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center - 2013 Bronze Level Recognition Award
  • Sixty-three Geisinger Health System physicians named to the national Best Doctors list for 2012-2013.
  • Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, named to Becker's Hospital Review's 100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America list, 2013.
  • Geisinger Medical Center earned the Lactation Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners for breastfeeding education, 2013
  • The Geisinger Medical Center endoscopy department earned 2013 renewed recognition as a unit of quality through the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  • Geisinger Medical Center was listed as one of the top hospitals for safety in the April/May 2013 issue of AARP The Magazine, based on data from the Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score.
  • Geisinger Medical Center was named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2013 lists of "100 Great Hospitals" and "100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs."
  • Geisinger Health System's Genomics Medicine Institute earned grand prize recognition by Bio-IT World in its ninth Best Practices Awards, 2013.
  • Geisinger Medical Center receives national MS recognition, 2013.
  • Geisinger Medical Center designated a Partner in MS Care for neurological care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center earned Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, becoming one of 800 hospitals nationwide with SCPC accreditation and just one of 26 in Pennsylvania. 2013
  • Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology, 2013.
  • Geisinger hospitals honored for organ, tissue donation efforts, 2013
  • Geisinger recognized in international contest to interpret three families' genomes, 2013
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center receives top safety score
  • Geisinger Life Flight obtains FAA air carrier certificate
  • Geisinger foodservice director receives national award
  • Geisinger Medical Center unit wins national award for excellence
  • Columbia Montour Home Health Services cited as top performer
  • Geisinger earns Environmental Services Certificate of Merit
  • Geisinger Medical Center receives AHA Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Geisinger Cancer Institute at GMC certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Geisinger Medical Center recognized as Level 4 Epilepsy Center
  • Geisinger Medical Center was designated a 2012 Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
  • Geisinger Health System earned 2012 American Heart Association's Platinum Certification as a Fit-Friendly Worksite, which is granted to companies that aim to improve the health and wellness of employees.
  • Geisinger clinics in Mt. Pocono, Tunkhannock, Lewistown and Phillipsburg, which host Geisinger's mobile CT and MRI unit, received accreditation from the American College of Radiology in 2012.
  • Geisinger Health Systemnamed to the Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review list of "100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2012.
  • Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD, has been named among Modern Healthcare magazine's 2012 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Geisinger Medical Center has received the 2012 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks Award based on overall organizational performance.
  • Geisinger Medical Center is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center, having the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been named among Becker's Hospital Review's 100 Non-Profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know list 2012, which features some of the top leaders in the non-profit health care sector.
  • The fourth annual Thomson Reuters 15 Top Health Systems study ranks Geisinger Health System as one of the top 15 health systems in the United States.
    Click for archive of national recognition, (2002 - 2011)