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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health


WILKES-BARRE, PA -- The Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) Auxiliary Board voted to fund more than $275,000 in support of new projects at GWV, which are now underway. These projects include: 

  • $79,006 to purchase 12 stretchers for bariatric patients in the Emergency Department.
  • $65,300 for a fetal ultrasound machine to benefit high-risk, expecting mothers at Maternal Fetal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology in Forty Fort.
  • $61,560 to support an interactive patient system at GWV that will provide patients with an Apple iPad for entertainment, medical education and a personalized information resource during their hospital stay. 
  • $23,300 to provide clinical equipment, mobile hotspots and webcams for telehealth and educational support for the GWV Mobile Health Paramedic Program. 
  • $18,500 for an On the Go Fetal Monitoring System, a wireless mini-telemetry system that allows laboring mothers to maintain mobility while in the labor & delivery unit.  
  • $8,664 for a blanket warmer to benefit radiology patients.
  • $7,500 for the Spiritual Care Center to provide memorial gift packets to families in need of grief support. These hand-sewn, fabric envelopes contain condolences and grief support information, hand prints, hand molds, love locks, angel pins and rosemary packets. 
  • $7,082 to enhance the head and neck treatment table for chemotherapy patients in the Hood Cancer Center.
  • $4,471 to improve doorways at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Pain Clinic.
  • $649 for the Trauma Department’s initiatives around distracted driving prevention.

“We are honored to help our region’s health care professionals provide a higher level of medical care to our community,” said Sue Pierdon, president of the GWV Auxiliary. “It’s very rewarding to transform the generosity of our donors into projects that benefit so many people in northeastern Pennsylvania.”

Learn more about the Auxiliaries’ charitable missions by visiting

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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