Geisinger Medical Center
Making better health easier in Central Pennsylvania.
The professionals at Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, a campus of Geisinger Medical Center, provide advanced care to residents of central Pennsylvania.
Many of our employees, including doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers, grew up in Pennsylvania and returned here to practice after training at some of the country’s best institutions. Others have come to Geisinger from leading programs around the world because of our national reputation for innovation and deep commitment to patient satisfaction. Now, they're providing compassionate, advanced care to patients, families and communities throughout the regions we serve.
The 2021 community health needs assessment (CHNA) identified the following priorities across all Geisinger’s service areas: Access to care; behavioral health (including substance abuse and mental health strategies); and chronic disease prevention and management (with a focus on increasing healthy habits).
One example of how we’re working to help prevent and manage chronic disease, while keeping our most vulnerable populations healthy, is our Fresh Food Farmacy. The program, which began in 2016 and was based at Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, provides eligible patients and their families with at least 10 nutritious, healthy meals per week, education about diabetes and other chronic conditions, and consultations with dietitians, pharmacists and health coaches. It’s a comprehensive care management approach that treats food as medicine and empowers participants to manage their medical conditions through food-related behavior and lifestyle changes.
More detail about Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital programs and a list of action items that resulted from the assessment are in reports below: