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WILKES-BARRE, PA –- Geisinger’s Northeast Gala, which raises thousands of dollars annually for patient programs big and small, will be held Saturday, May 7, at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre.

The black-tie gala is hosted by the auxiliaries of Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre.

“The auxiliaries touch many lives with their annual donations,” said Donna Connery, Northeast Gala Co-Chair. “We strive to channel the generosity of so many in our community to improve healthcare for our region.”

The auxiliaries have raised nearly $1.5 million in the last seven years, which has been used to support dozens of patient programs, including Geisinger’s Precision Health Center in Forty Fort, GWV’s Tambur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the new critical care expansion at GCMC.

“The community has supported our auxiliaries for decades. Your donations and continued support allow us to provide better care for families in northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Renee Aquilina, Northeast Gala co-chair. “We’re excited for the next year of new patient programs. By combining the efforts of two auxiliaries, we hope to engage more people in this event than ever before.”

On May 7, a reception, silent auction and open bar start at 6 p.m. Dinner, cash bar and dancing, with music by Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, start at 7 p.m. New this year, guests can bid in the silent auction through their smartphones or at bidding kiosks.

Tickets cost $175 per person, and sponsorship levels start at $1,500. Please RSVP by April 22. For more information including sponsorship opportunities, donation of an auction item or to make reservations, visit For more information or dietary needs, please contact Linda Vaji at or 570-214-2581.


About Geisinger
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.