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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health


DANVILLE, PA -- David Tilton, MBA, FACHE, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer at Geisinger. In this role, he will lead performance excellence efforts as well as develop and assist with key external relationships as Geisinger continues to build its reputation as a national leader in healthcare innovation.

“David is a highly accomplished leader with a career history of success and innovation,” said Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA. “It is my pleasure to welcome him to his new system role at Geisinger.”

Tilton, who previously announced his retirement as President and CEO of AtlantiCare – A Member of Geisinger, effective on June 30, 2016, will begin his new role in July. He joined AtlantiCare in 1987 as administrator of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Mainland Campus and was named president of both ARMC campuses in 1993. Instrumental in the development of AtlantiCare, a regional health system, he was named AtlantiCare’s executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2005 and president and CEO in 2007. During his leadership tenure, AtlantiCare has been reorganizing its structure, governance and organizational mindset around population health management. A highlight of his career is the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award AtlantiCare earned in 2009.

Tilton currently serves on the Board of the Health Research & Educational Trust, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). He is included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2013, 2014 and 2015 lists of Hospital & Health System CEOs to Know and NJ Biz named Tilton one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Health Care in New Jersey in 2010 and again in 2015 “who will shape health care as federal legislation continues to reshape the industry.” Under Tilton’s leadership AtlantiCare was included in Modern Healthcare’s 2010 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare,” received nursing Magnet designation (and two subsequent re-designations) and earned the Premier Cares Award. The Greater Atlantic City Chamber honored Tilton as its 2014 Business Leader of the Year.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Tilton earned his undergraduate degree at Rider University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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