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Gift will support medical student scholarships

The Lackawanna and Luzerne County Medical Societies recently presented a donation to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth). The donation was made from the proceeds of the medical societies’ third annual golf tournament and clambake held Monday, Sept. 25 at Glenmaura National Golf Club. The funds will be used to support medical student scholarships at the school.

About The Lackawanna County and Luzerne County Medical Societies
The Lackawanna and Luzerne County Medical Societies, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, are the professional association for the state’s physicians and physicians in training. These nonprofit organizations represent more than 1,000 physicians, residents, fellows, medical students and practice administrators. Their mission is to promote an environment which fosters excellence in medical care; act as an advocate for physicians, and, together with them, their patients; and represent physicians to the entire community. Together, local medical societies and PAMED represent physicians, support professional advancement in public health and public policy, as well as in medical science education, practice, and ethics, and serve as patient advocates, both on the state and national levels.

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. The school also has over 440 graduate medical students in 24 residency programs and 19 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

 

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.

Medical Societies Check Presentation November 2017
Seen from the left are Andrea Mulrine, CFRE, senior director of advancement operations and campaign manager; John S. Farrell, MD, president, Lackawanna County Medical Society; Nathan Hoff, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine third-year medical student; and Tonyehn Verkitus, executive director, Luzerne County Medical Society.

For GCSOM media inquiries

Elizabeth Zygmunt
Director of Media and Public Relations
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Office: 570-504-9687
On call: 570-687-9703
ezygmunt@som.geisinger.edu