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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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 geisinger.org/foundation. For more information or dietary needs, please contact Linda Vaji at ljvaji@geisinger.edu or 570-214-2581.

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.