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2012

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center receives top safety score
Dec. 19, 2012 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center was honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Geisinger Life Flight obtains FAA air carrier certificate
Dec. 10, 2012 - After an extensive two-year application and development process, Geisinger Life Flight has been awarded an air carrier certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Geisinger Medical Center unit wins national award for excellence
Dec. 10, 2012 - The Acuity Adaptable Critical Care Unit at Geisinger Medical Center's Hospital for Advanced Medicine recently received the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Columbia Montour Home Health Services cited as top performer
Nov. 20, 2012 - Columbia Montour Home Health Services has been named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Geisinger earns Environmental Services Certificate of Merit
Nov. 5, 2012 - Geisinger Health System was selected by Health Forum's Health Facilities Management magazine and the Association for the Healthcare Environment as the winner of the 2012 Environmental Services Department of the Year Certificate of Merit.

Geisinger Medical Center receives AHA Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Oct. 22, 2012 - Geisinger Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

Geisinger Cancer Institute at Geisinger Medical Center certified by American Society of Clinical Oncology
Oct. 29, 2012 - The Geisinger Cancer Institute at Geisinger Medical Center has received Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Geisinger Medical Center designated ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Sept. 25, 2012 - Geisinger Medical Center was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, which recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

Geisinger receives Platinum designation as a Fit-Friendly Company
Sept. 5, 2012 - Geisinger Health System recently earned the 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 Wyoming Valley Medical Center Orthopaedic Institute earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
July 25, 2012 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval Disease-Specific Care for Hip Fracture, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Geisinger among 66 employers in nation recognized for promoting healthy workplaces, lifestyles
June 27, 2012 - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has presented Geisinger Health System with its Gold Award for commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Geisinger pharmacy recognized for patient care in aftermath of storms
June 25, 2012 - The Geisinger Medical Center System Therapeutics Department was recently awarded the Chief Executive Officer's Award for Courageous Service by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The Geisinger Medical Center department received the award during the opening session of ASHP's 2012 Summer Meeting in Baltimore, Md. for its efforts to serve patients following catastrophic flooding in 2011.

Geisinger Medical Center recognized as Level 4 Epilepsy Center
May 21, 2012 - Geisinger Medical Center was designated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center receives breast cancer re-accreditation
May 10, 2012 - The Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center recently received renewed accreditation for its breast cancer program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Geisinger named among 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
May 7, 2012 - Geisinger Health System was recently named to the Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review list of "100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2012. This is the second consecutive year Geisinger has been included in the list.

Geisinger president/CEO again named among most influential in healthcare
May 3, 2012 - Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., has been named among Modern Healthcare magazine's 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare for the fourth consecutive year.

Geisinger Medical Center named to 100 Top Hospitals List
April 30, 2012 - Geisinger Medical Center has received the 2012 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks Award based on overall organizational performance.

Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., listed among the Becker's Hospital Review
March 27, 2012 - Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., 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, which features some of the top leaders in the non-profit health care sector.

Geisinger among 15 top health systems in U.S.
Jan. 17, 2012 - 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.

2011

GMC, GWV among 2011 Top Performing Hospitals
Dec. 27, 2011 - Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center are among the 2011 Top Performing Hospitals in the Premier healthcare alliance's national QUEST® collaborative.

Geisinger HomeCare ranks in top 25 percent of home health agencies
Dec. 9, 2011 - Geisinger HomeCare was recently named a 2011 HomeCare Elite home health agency. The designation means that Geisinger HomeCare is in the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States, based on quality outcomes, process measure implementation and financial performance.

Geisinger Health System recognized as one nation's top supply chains
Dec. 7, 2011 - According to Gartner's annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25, Geisinger was ranked 10th in 2011, up from 23rd last year.

Geisinger emergency medicine physician receives national award
Nov. 11, 2011 - John J. Skiendzielewski, MD, FACEP, Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Health System was named the recipient of the James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center win quality awards
Nov. 11, 2011 - Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center were awarded the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award for 2011-12.

Geisinger's Supply Chain Services among top in nation
Nov. 10, 2011 - Geisinger Health System was recently recognized by Healthcare Purchasing News (HPN) as one of the nation's top healthcare supply chain programs to watch.

Geisinger recognized by DOH, medical journal for employee influenza vaccination rate
Nov. 3, 2011 - Geisinger Health System was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Pennsylvania Department of Health for vaccinating 95 percent of employees against influenza during the 2009-10 flu season.

Geisinger endoscopy program earns national recognition
Oct. 10, 2011 - The Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography program at Geisinger Medical Center has been named a National Center of Excellence by Olympus America, Inc.

GHP and Geisinger Gold top ranked again
Sept. 21, 2011 - Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and Geisinger Gold have been named for the fourth year in a row the top-ranked private and Medicare health plans in Pennsylvania.

GMC Emergency Department nurses recognized for excellence
Aug. 15, 2011 - The Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) Emergency Department was recently named one of 20 institutions nationwide to receive the first annual Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lantern Award.

Geisinger named one of the '100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare'
Aug. 8, 2011 - Geisinger Health System was recently named to the Becker's Hospital Review "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" list for 2011.

Geisinger guest services executive honored by Pennsylvania State University
Aug. 5, 2011 - Bruce Thomas, associate vice president, Guest Services, Geisinger Health System (GHS), was recently named Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society (PSHRS) Alumnus of the Year.

Geisinger named among nation's 'Most Wired' providers
July 28, 2011 - Geisinger Health System has been listed among the country's "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems." by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. This is Geisinger's ninth selection to the "Most Wired" list.

Geisinger recognized for supply chain innovation
June 27, 2011 - Geisinger Health System received the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management's (AHRMM) 2011 Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation.

Respiratory Care Services receives national recognition
April 7, 2011 - Respiratory Care Services at Geisinger Medical Center received the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award from the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Geisinger Health System recognized as Fit-Friendly company
April 7, 2011 - Geisinger Health System earned the American Heart Association's Gold Certification as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company, which is granted to companies that aim to improve the health and wellness of employees.

Geisinger CIO named to Top 25 list
March 31, 2011 - Frank Richards, Chief Information Officer, Geisinger Health System, has been named to the InformationWeek Healthcare CIO 25, a distinguished list recognizing the nation's top leaders in healthcare information technology.

Geisinger Medical Center named Top 100 Hospital
March 29, 2011 - Geisinger Medical Center received the 2011 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks Award for overall organizational performance.

Geisinger guest services executive receives national award
Feb. 16, 2011 - Bruce Thomas, associate vice president, Guest Services, Geisinger Health System, was awarded the 2011 Silver Plate Award for the healthcare sector by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.

Geisinger physicians named to Best Doctors list
Feb. 4, 2011 - Sixty-two Geisinger Health System physicians in 27 medical specialties have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2011-2012.

Geisinger Health System one of most integrated
Feb. 4, 2011 - Geisinger Health System has been named to the 2011 SDI IHN 100, a list of the most integrated healthcare networks (IHN) in the nation.

Geisinger CEO named to HAP board
Jan. 10, 2011 - Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D., PhD, president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, was named to The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania 2011 board of directors and officers.

2010

Geisinger Health System recognized as one of the safest
Dec. 6, 2010 - Geisinger Health System was named to Security Magazine's "2010 Security 500" list, recognizing the organizations worldwide with the best-managed security practices.

Geisinger Health System named among Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25
Dec. 2, 2010 - Geisinger Health System has been named to the Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2010 by Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company.

Geisinger's organ donation program recognized
Nov. 30, 2010 - Geisinger Health System received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Silver Medal of Honor for Organ Donation.

Geisinger Medical Center named among nation's top cardiovascular hospitals
Nov. 22, 2010 - Geisinger Medical Center has been named to the 2010 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Hospitals Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success list.

Pearsall Heart Hospital named Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
Nov. 04, 2010 - The The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center was designated a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Geisinger HealthSouth receives National Presidents' Circle Award
Oct. 12, 2010 - Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is one of only 12 hospitals in HealthSouth's network of more than 100 hospitals to receive the prestigious award which recognizes the hospital's outstanding performance in development of clinical programs, quality of patient care services, employee retention and overall operational excellence.

GHP top-ranked for third consecutive year
Sept. 21, 2010 - For the third year in a row, Geisinger Health Plan has been ranked the top health plan in Pennsylvania and fifth in the nation according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Health Insurance Plan Rankings-Private 2010-11 list.

Athletic program earns accreditation
Oct. 5, 2010 - The Clinical Athletic Training program at Bloomsburg University has received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Since its inception three years ago, the Geisinger Medical Center Sports Medicine Department has provided clinical education opportunities for students in the program.

GWV named to Top 50 in heart surgery
Sept. 14, 2010 - GWV's Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital is one of only eight facilities in Pennsylvania to appear on the list, featured in the magazine's October issue.

Respiratory care team receives national recognition
Sept. 8, 2010 - The Respiratory Care Services team at Geisinger Medical Center was recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), a national quality organization, for strict safety and quality standards related to the delivery of respiratory care services by qualified respiratory therapists.

Geisinger president/CEO again named among most powerful in healthcare
Aug. 25, 2010 - Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., PhD, has been named among Modern Healthcare magazine's 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for the second consecutive year. Dr. Steele ranked No. 35, up from No. 90 in 2009.

Geisinger's System Therapeutics Department recognized by national organization
July 29, 2010 - The practices of the System Therapeutics Department at Geisinger Medical Center have been recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as a national model.

Geisinger laboratory receives accreditation
July 20, 2010 - The Advanced Reproductive Technologies/Andrology Laboratory at Geisinger Medical Center was recently accredited by the College of American Pathologists.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley receives prestigious distinction for stroke care
July 15, 2010 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center recently received the American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award.

Geisinger Medical Center receives breast cancer accreditation
July 14, 2010 - The breast cancer program at Geisinger Medical Center was recently awarded full accreditation through 2013 from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Geisinger considered among the 'Most Wired' healthcare providers
July 13, 2010 - For the eighth year, Geisinger Health System has been listed among the country's "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems," compiled by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Geisinger honored by U.S. Department of Defense
July 9, 2010 - Geisinger Health System has received the elite Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a U.S. Department of Defense organization.

Geisinger nationally recognized by HFMA for second consecutive year
May 17, 2010 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently awarded Geisinger Health System (GHS) with the High Performance in the Revenue Cycle Award for the second consecutive year.

Geisinger Medical Center earns Blue Distinction for hip & Knee replacement
April 19, 2010 - Geisinger Medical Center was recently designated a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Highmark Blue Shield.

Geisinger Medical Center named to Top 100 Hospitals
April 2, 2010 - Geisinger Medical Center has received the 2009 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks Award identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on overall organizational performance.

Geisinger-Gray's Woods CT unit receives ACR accreditation
March 15, 2010 - The Computed Tomography (CT) unit at Geisinger-Gray's Woods was recently accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Geisinger Medical Center earns Chest Pain Center re-accreditation
March 03, 2010 - Geisinger Medical Center has been re-accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Geisinger named to the 2010 SDI IHN 100
Jan. 28, 2010 - The list includes the 100 most integrated networks out of more than 500 health systems. The grading is based on operations, quality, scope of services and efficiency.

2009

Geisinger ranked on InformationWeek 500 list for sixth time
Nov. 25, 2009 - Geisinger Health System was included in the 2009 InformationWeek 500, a list of companies that are leaders in their use of innovative technology. Geisinger's inclusion marks the sixth time it has appeared in the InformationWeek 500.

Geisinger Medical Center named among nation's top cardiovascular hospitals
Nov. 23, 2009 - Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) has been named to the 2009 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success list.

GMC critical care nurses recognized for quality
Nov. 20, 2009 - Geisinger Medical Center's Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) nurses were recently recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

Geisinger Gold, Geisinger Health Plan rank in top ten of health plans nationally
Nov. 12, 2009 - Geisinger Gold and Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) are the top-ranked commercial and Medicare health plans in Pennsylvania and in the top ten nationally for quality and service.

Geisinger Medical Center nursing care cited among the best in the U.S.
Oct. 29, 2009 - U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Geisinger Medical Center among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the country for nursing care.

Endoscopy & Surgery Centre accredited by AAAHC
Oct. 28, 2009 - Geisinger-Scenery Park has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Geisinger President/CEO Named Among Most Powerful in Healthcare
Sept. 2, 2009 - Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD, has been named among Modern Healthcare magazine's eighth annual 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.

CMS Recognizes Geisinger for Improved Quality, Reduced Costs
Aug. 28, 2009 - The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that Medicare beneficiaries who receive most of their care from Geisinger experienced improved quality of care at a lower cost to the federal Medicare program as compared to Medicare beneficiaries receiving their care in the same region from other providers.

Cancer Programs Re-accredited
Aug. 12, 2009 - The cancer programs of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, have been granted three-year terms of accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Geisinger among 'Most Wired' organizations
July 20, 2009 - Geisinger Health System has again been listed among the country's "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems."

Geisinger recognized by HFMA
July, 7, 2009 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently awarded Geisinger Health System with the High Performance in the Revenue Cycle Award.

Geisinger physicians named to USA Today's "Most Influential Doctors" list
July 3, 2009 - Ten Geisinger physicians were recently recognized in a listing presented by USA Today newspaper. "Most Influential Doctors" is an analysis by the medical information firm Qforma and lists physicians considered the "thought-leaders" around the country.

GMC honored by American Stroke Association
June 10, 2009 - Geisinger Medical Center recently received the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award.

Respiratory care team receives national recognition
May 19, 2009 - Geisinger Medical Center's respiratory care team recently received recognition from a national quality organization.

GMC Bone Marrow Transplant Program accreditted
April 14, 2009 -The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Geisinger Medical Center has received accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Geisinger vascular lab receives accreditation
Feb. 27, 2009 - The Vascular Lab at Geisinger-Gray's Woods has been awarded accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).

GHP named Outstanding Health Plan for 2008
Feb. 17, 2009 - Geisinger Health Plan was named the 2008 "Outstanding Health Plan" by the nation's premier disease management trade group, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance.

GWV earns reaccreditation as Chest Pain Center
Jan. 30, 2009 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley has earned reaccreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, making it one of only eight Chest Pain Centers in the state.

2008

Steele named to Health Leaders Top 20 list
Dec. 31, 2008 - Geisinger President and CEO Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, joins a select group of 20 individuals named to Health Leaders' magazine's annual list of those who are "truly making a difference" in today's complex health care world.

Geisinger Health System receives prestigious IT award
Nov. 21, 2008 - Geisinger Health System named to the 2008 InformationWeek 500 list of nation's most innovative users of information technology.

GMC named among nation's top cardiovascular hospitals
Nov. 21, 2008 - Geisinger Medical Center named among nation's top cardiovascular hospitals for third consecutive year, fourth time overall.

Geisinger Gold and Geisinger Health Plan rank #3 for Medicare and #5 for commercial health plans in the nation
Nov. 10, 2008 - Geisinger Health Plan and Geisinger Gold are the top-ranked commercial and Medicare health plans in Pennsylvania and among the top 10 commercial and Medicare health plans in the nation, according to the U.S.News & World Report/National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) America's Best Health Plans 2008 list.

Geisinger Medical Center earns prestigious Magnet designation
Oct. 10, 2008 - The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has designated Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) as a Magnet hospital.

Geisinger recognized by Medicare for improving healthcare to seniors
Aug. 14, 2008 - In the second year of an innovative project organized by the federal agency that runs the Medicare system, Geisinger Health System received a quality score of 100 percent as a result of meeting all 27 benchmarks used to assess quality performance.

Geisinger Health System named 'Most Wired' for sixth time
Aug. 11, 2008 - Geisinger Health System has earned a prominent place on this year's national list of 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine.

GMC Stroke program earns Joint Commission certification
Aug. 8, 2008 - Geisinger Medical Center has officially been named a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission after completing a rigorous certification process.

Geisinger recognized for streamlining supply ordering process, saving millions of dollars, eliminating waste
June 17, 2008 - Geisinger's Supply Chain Services was recently named materials management department of the year by Healthcare Purchasing News and it also received a Supply Chain Innovation Award from the Premier healthcare alliance.

Geisinger CEO receives Society of Surgical Oncology's Heritage Award
May 6, 2008 - Surgical oncologist Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, received the 2008 Society of Surgical Oncologists Heritage Award, given to former presidents of the Society for their contribution to the field of surgical oncology.

Geisinger-Philipsburg Mammography Receives Certification
May 6, 2008 - Mammography Services at Geisinger-Philipsburg has received an "All Items in Compliance" rating, the highest possible, following its annual Mammography Quality Standard Act/FDA inspection.

Geisinger-Lewistown Mammography Receives Recertification
March 6, 2008 - The Radiology Department at Geisinger-Lewistown has received a three-year certification from the American College of Radiology for mammography studies.

Best Doctors in America Taps Geisinger Physicians for 2007-2008 List
Feb. 6, 2008 - Forty-three Geisinger Health System physicians have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2007-200 compiled by Best Doctors, Inc.

Geisinger-Gray's Woods receives Gold LEED certification
Jan. 20, 2008 - Geisinger-Gray's Woods has received the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for new construction, becoming the only healthcare facility in the state of Pennsylvania to earn the designation and one of seven in the nation.

2006

World Health Congress brings home Geisinger commitment to quality
May 15, 2006 - Abigail Geisinger was a visionary when she talked about her hospital, stating, "Make my hospital right. Make it the best." For more than 90 years, Geisinger caregivers have dedicated themselves to fulfilling Mrs. Geisinger's dream by focusing on providing the highest quality care possible.

Steele receives Modern Healthcare and HIMSS 2006 CEO IT Achievement Award
April 10, 2006 - Modern Healthcare and HIMSS announced Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, as the 2006 CEO IT Achievement Award recipient.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley earns full Chest Pain Center Accreditation
Feb. 11, 2006 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley has been granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Accreditation Review Committee granted Geisinger Wyoming Valley full accreditation, making it the second in Pennsylvania and the 210th in the nation with this designation.

Geisinger earns high national ranking for integration from Verispan
Feb. 4, 2006 - Geisinger Health System has earned a prominent national ranking in the 2006 Verispan IHN 100, the ninth edition of Verispan's annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated healthcare networks (IHNs). Verispan's report, regarded as the nation's premier rating system, evaluates IHNs on their performance and degree of integration.

The Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley receives three-year accreditation
Jan. 4, 2006 - The cancer program at The Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley has received a three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Geisinger Health System Listed on InformationWeek
Aug. 2 2006 - Geisinger Health System (Danville, PA) today announced that it has been listed for the third time on the InformationWeek 500 list. The top 2006 InformationWeek 500 companies will be celebrated at a gala awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Rancho Mirage, CA in September. For the past 18 years InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.

Steele receives Modern Healthcare and HIMSS 2006 CEO IT Achievement Award
April 10, 2006 - Modern Healthcare and HIMSS announced Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, as the 2006 CEO IT Achievement Award recipient.

Geisinger to receive EI&CM Award
April 24, 2006 - The Association for Information and Imaging Management (AIIM) organization will award its 2006 Best Practices Award for the EI&CM team's use of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies in healthcare to Geisinger Health System. This is the highest honor awarded in the ECM industry and Geisinger is the first organization ever to win the Best Practices Award two out of three years. Geisinger won this award previously in 2004.

Geisinger Medical Center named to Solucient 100 Top Hospitals list
March 6, 2006 - Geisinger Medical Center has been named to the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks for Success list, which annually examines changing performance levels in US hospitals across five critical performance areas: outcomes of care, patient safety, efficiency, financial performance and growing community service.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center named to Solucient 100 Top Hospitals list
March 10, 2006 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has been named one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals® by Solucient, the leading source of healthcare business intelligence.
The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in quality of care, operational efficiency, financial performance, and adaptation to the environment. This achievement by Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center marks the third time that a Geisinger Health System hospital has been recognized by Solucient as among the country's top hospitals. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville previously earned this honor for large teaching hospitals, and is also listed on Solucient's 2005 Best Hospitals list for Performance Improvement Leaders.

2005

Geisinger's cancer program receives three-year approval with commendation
Dec. 16, 2005 - Geisinger Medical Center's cancer program has received a three-year approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

Geisinger Medical Center is recognized as a bariatric center of excellence
Geisinger Medical Center was recently named an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS). The Bariatric Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

Geisinger awarded grant to launch health records-sharing initiative
Oct. 10 - In a move that could lay the foundation for one of the nation's first rural regional health information organizations (RHIO), Geisinger Health System has been awarded an estimated $1.5 million to launch a health records-sharing project with Shamokin Area Community Hospital and Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center.

Geisinger CEO named to national committee to improve access to healthcare across USA
June 13 - Geisinger Health System President and CEO Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, has been named to The Commonwealth Fund's newly-created Commission on a High Performance Health System.

2004

Geisinger recognized by AIIM with industry best practice award for HIPAA-compliant solution
Mar. 31 - Vignette Corp. today announced that Geisinger Health System received The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) Best Practices Award 2004 for its use of Vignette-Integrated Document Management solutions, formerly TOWER IDM, to create a comprehensive HIPAA-compliant system which manages the entire medical record of its patients.

Geisinger receives 2004 "Best Use of Technology" award
March 18, 2004 - The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania has recognized Geisinger Health System for Best Application of Technology in 2004, which recognizes the creative application of existing technology to improve practices, processes or services.

Geisinger Health System Receives 2004 eHealthcare Leadership Award for Web Site
Geisinger Health System's web site, www.geisinger.org, has received the 2004 eHealthcare Leadership Gold Award as Best e-Business Site and the 2004 Distinction Award for Best Healthcare Content.

Geisinger named a most-wired hospital & health system for the second time
2004 -The Geisinger Health System has again been named one of the nation's 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems. The fourth annual survey and benchmarking study is awarded to technically savvy hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, in cooperation with McKesson Information Solutions, Qwest Communications International, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The survey and benchmarking study measures the nation's health care systems on their use of Internet technologies to connect with patients, physicians and nurses, payors, health plans and employees. This is the second time Geisinger has been named to the list.

2003

Geisinger Health System Receives 2003 eHealthcare Leadership Award for Web Site
Dec. 3, 2003 - Geisinger Health System's web site, www.geisinger.org, has received the 2003 eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award as Best e-Business Site.

Geisinger Health System Receives 2002 eHealthcare Leadership Award for Web Site
Jan. 2, 2003 - Geisinger Health System's web site, www.geisinger.org, has received the 2002 eHealthcare Leadership Award of Distinction for best health/health care content.

Geisinger CIO named to Premier 100 IT Leaders list
Jan. 14, 2003 - Geisinger Health System chief information officer Frank M. Richards has been recognized by Computerworld, a leading weekly newspaper for information technology (IT) leaders, as one of the business world's Premier 100 IT Leaders. The award honors individuals who have creatively applied technology to execute their organization's business strategy.

Weiss named one of Health Imaging & IT's "100 Names You Need to Know"
Aug. 18 - David L. Weiss, MD, Director of Geisinger Medical Center's Department of Radiology, has been recognized by Health Imaging & IT as one of Who's Who,"100 Names You Need to Know."

Geisinger receives Wharton School and Infosys award
The Geisinger Health System has been named a finalist for the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award for transforming the health care industry through the use of technology.

Geisinger receives National Recognition for Information Technology
Geisinger Health System has earned a prominent place on this year's national list of "100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems," published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine. The annual list is based on surveys, benchmarking studies and a detailed scoring process focusing on quality and patient safety, public health, customer service, business processes and workforce. For this year's honor roll, the top 100 most wired hospitals and health systems were selected from 1,217 hospitals representing approximately 20 percent of all U.S. hospitals.