We take quality measures seriously at Geisinger, and people are taking notice. One important indicator of quality is whether a hospital and its staff are recognized by independent organizations devoted to measuring healthcare quality. Listed below are articles about recent honors, awards and accreditations given to Geisinger. For the quality press release archive (2003 - 2011) click here.
Geisinger-Community Medical Center receives national award
Sept. 26, 2013 - Geisinger-Community Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award.
GMC team wins 2013 Environmental Service Department of the Year Award
Sept. 23, 2013 - Geisinger Medical Center’s environmental services team is the winner of the 2013 Environmental Services Department of the Year Award, presented by the Association for the Healthcare Environment of the American Hospital Association.
Justin Drive Office Building earns LEED certification
Sept. 21, 2013 - The Geisinger Health System Justin Drive Office Building, Danville, was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.
Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center named Mission: Lifeline Receiving Centers
Sept. 10, 2013 – Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, have received accreditation as American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving centers.
Geisinger Medical Center earns EPA's ENERGY STAR certification
Sept. 4, 2013 - Geisinger Medical Center has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification for 2013, which represents the EPA's national mark of superior energy performance and identifies the facility as one the most efficient in the nation. GMC received a perfect score of 100 from the EPA.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley earns Blue Distinction Center Award for knee and hip replacement, spine surgery
July 9, 2013 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has been recognized as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program in the areas of Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Geisinger Medical Center earns redesignation as a Magnet hospital
July 31, 2013 - The American Nurses Credentialing Center recently announced that Geisinger Medical Center has earned redesignation as a Magnet hospital. GMC joins an elite group of only 24 Pennsylvania hospitals and 395 hospitals in the United States that have achieved Magnet status (less than 7 percent).
Geisinger named among the national Most Wired providers
July 16, 2013 - Geisinger Health System has been listed for the eleventh consecutive year among the country's "Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems." Overall, this is Geisinger's eleventh selection to the "Most Wired" list, compiled by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.
GWV receives transplant award
June 12, 2013 - Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center received the 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.
Geisinger among 65 employers in nation recognized for promoting healthy workplaces, lifestyles
May 30, 2013 - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, recognized Geisinger Health System with its Gold Award for ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Geisinger Medical Center awarded Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award
May 21, 2013 - Geisinger Medical Center was recently awarded the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center - Bronze Level Recognition Award given to medical centers for excelling within AHA guidelines for treatment of heart attacks.
May 22, 2013 - Geisinger physicians named to Best Doctor's list
Sixty-three Geisinger Health System physicians in 19 medical specialties have been named to the national Best Doctors list for 2012-2013.
Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., named among 100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America
May 30, 2013 - 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 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America list, which features the top leaders of U.S. hospitals.
GMC Childbirth Center, NICU earn Lactation Care Award
May 6, 2013 - Geisinger Medical Center earned the Lactation Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners for breastfeeding education provided by the lactation team in both The Childbirth Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. GMC is one of just 12 Pennsylvania hospitals to hold this distinction.
Geisinger Medical Center endoscopy earns national recognition
April 24, 2013 — The Geisinger Medical Center endoscopy department recently earned renewed recognition as a unit of quality through the Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. GMC was initially recognized as a unit of quality in 2008.
Geisinger Medical Center named one of nation's top hospitals for safety
April 25, 2013 – 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.
GMC receives national recognition as preferred health care destination
April 19, 2013 – Geisinger Medical Center was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2013 lists of “100 Great Hospitals” and “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.”
Geisinger recognized with best practice award in genome analysis
April 11, 2013 – Geisinger Health System’s Genomics Medicine Institute earned grand prize recognition by Bio-IT World in its ninth Best Practices Awards.
Geisinger Medical Center receives national MS recognition
March 22, 2013 — Geisinger Medical Center has been designated a Partner in MS Care for neurological care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center earns accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
March 14, 2013 - 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.
Geisinger facilities earn ACR accreditation
March 1, 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.
Geisinger hospitals honored for organ, tissue donation efforts
Jan. 16, 2013 - Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) both recently earned the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Medal of Honor for Organ Donation Hospital Award.
Geisinger recognized in international contest to interpret three families' genomes
Jan. 10, 2013 – Geisinger Health System’s Genomic Medicine Institute received an honorable mention in an international contest led by Boston Children’s Hospital in which 30 teams of professionals from around the world competed to interpret the DNA sequences of three children with rare conditions whose causes were a mystery.
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 GMC 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.
GWV 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 (GMC) System Therapeutics Department was recently awarded the Chief Executive Officer's Award for Courageous Service by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The GMC 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 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.
For the quality press release archive (2003 - 2011) click here.