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Geisinger Wyoming Valley

More services and upgraded facilities for northeast Pennsylvania
The professionals at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) and its Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre (GSWB) campus provide comprehensive patient-centered care for residents of northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. GWV is home to a Level II trauma center and provides services in more than 30 specialty and subspecialty areas. In response to community needs identified through previous community health needs assessment (CHNA) reports and other processes, both GWV and GSWB have expanded facilities, services and community outreach initiatives to better serve the growing needs of the region’s population, reduce wait times and provide area residents with excellent healthcare close to home.

The 2018 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 behaviors).

Examples of upgrades at both campuses include a new 10-bed observation unit at GWV that provides a specialized, private area to monitor “observation-status” patients who are receiving short-term treatments or undergoing testing and a new $3.1 million hybrid endovascular operating suite and lab. Geisinger has invested over $22 million on the GSWB campus since 2015. As a result, the campus now features a comprehensive emergency department, 48 inpatient rooms, and expanded patient access through a variety of outpatient services. The project included a complete overhaul of the hospital’s former emergency department space, outfitted with new equipment, technology, a laboratory and expanded radiology services as well as the addition of a new 14-bed, medical-surgical telemetry unit, featuring all private rooms.

More detail about GWV and GSWB programs, as well as a comprehensive list of many action items that resulted from what we learned in the most recent CHNA report, are contained in the reports below: