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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Celebration activities slated for July 10th

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Attorney General has approved the integration of Jersey Shore Hospital and Foundation into Geisinger, effective July 1.  

“We’re excited to welcome Jersey Shore to the Geisinger family,” said Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer David Feinberg, M.D., MBA. “Both organizations have a long history of caring for patients in north-central Pennsylvania and this new synergy will benefit those we are privileged to serve.” 

Leaders and employees of Jersey Shore and Geisinger will gather July 10th for a celebration and welcome reception in Jersey Shore Hospital’s main lobby. 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Jersey Shore Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer David A. Shannon. “Geisinger is a health system that shares our commitment to putting patients first and ensuring local access to quality care. We’re eager to work collaboratively with Geisinger to enhance care delivery in our region today and into the future.” 

Designated as a Critical Access Hospital by the State of Pennsylvania and the Medicare program, Jersey Shore Hospital provides inpatient acute, emergency, outpatient and sub-acute care. For the past five years, the hospital’s Urgent Care at McElhattan has seen tremendous increases in patient volumes. Earlier this year, Jersey Shore Hospital was recognized by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for excellence in patient satisfaction and outcomes, and was voted the Best Hospital by the readers of the Lock Haven Express.

“Our goal is to achieve financial security and sustainability, preserve local jobs, and build a strong base of engaged medical providers while maintaining our community and patient-centered focus,” said Sean Simcox, Jersey Shore Hospital Board Chair. “We are pleased to move forward with Geisinger to preserve and enhance health care in our community.”

“We have a great track record of working together to enhance care, expand population health, provide value, and promote healthy communities in Bloomsburg, Shamokin and Lewistown.  We look forward to doing the same in the Jersey Shore area,” said Geisinger Central Region Chief Administrative Officer Thomas Sokola.

Geisinger has operated physician offices in Clinton county since 1986 and Lycoming County since 1994.

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 follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

About Jersey Shore Hospital
Founded in 1911 and located in Western Lycoming County, Jersey Shore Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital providing a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and sub-acute health care services, including an urgent care center. Jersey Shore Hospital is affiliated with the Jersey Shore Medical Associates (JSMA), a multi-specialty physician practice group that has collaborated with Jersey Shore Hospital for over 20 years. The staff and physicians offer advanced healthcare by giving a personal touch to their patients. Conveniently located throughout Clinton and Lycoming counties (Avis, Lock Haven and Jersey Shore, PA), JSMA conveys advanced personalized health care, with easily accessible same-day appointments. With $70 million in revenues and 300 employees, Jersey Shore Hospital has maintained a remarkable reputation for providing compassionate care in a family-like atmosphere. The vision of its founders has not been forgotten as Jersey Shore Hospital continues to provide high-quality healthcare with state-of-the-art technology and skilled professionals to a rural service area of 45,000 in Clinton and Lycoming Counties. Click for more information on Geisinger Jersey Shore or follow the latest JSH news on Facebook.

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