Research has been an integral element of Geisinger's mission since its beginnings. Geisinger's vision statement begins "To be the health system of choice, advancing care through education and research…" Research permeates all aspects of healthcare, from bench to bedside, from disease prevention and treatment to healthcare delivery.
We focus our research particularly on what can be done uniquely at Geisinger. We leverage our high quality patient care; fully integrated healthcare system; large, stable patient population; advanced electronic health record; and clinical data warehouse to create healthcare services and delivery which will improve quality of care while enhancing access and affordability.
Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD on research at Geisinger
Geisinger President and CEO Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD, describes the impact of medical research on the lives of patients: