Geisinger shares top 10 social media posts of 2017
DANVILLE, Pa. – Sometimes you don’t need to look too far to find a great story. At Geisinger, some of the best stories come from the patients, members, employees and students who receive care and work across the system every day.
As Geisinger heads into a new year of caring, a big thank you needs to be given to everyone who allowed Geisinger to be a part of their 2017 journey. In many cases, that included sharing personal and touching stories with Geisinger’s tens of thousands of social media fans.
It was all of the likes, shares, views and comments on those stories that showed which ones truly resonated with Geisinger’s loyal social media followers and shaped Geisinger’s Top 10 social media list of 2017.
Kitties in an emergency room, a blizzard baby and the world’s greatest medical students all made the top 10, as did genetics, the Fresh Food Farmacy and so much more.
The top 10 list is below and can also be found on Geisinger’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages by searching #GeisingerTop10.
Patients and employees can share their own story with Geisinger as the journey into 2018 begins. Submit stories by emailing email@example.com.
No. 10 – The Tweet Heard ‘round the World
In June, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos Tweeted a request for ideas on how his philanthropic activity could help people “in the here and now.” Geisinger jumped at the chance to share the incredible journey of Tom Shicowich, one of the first participants in Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy. The program, which offers free, nutritional food to food-insecure diabetics and their entire families, has disrupted the healthcare industry with a “food as medicine” approach. And while Tom’s healthy evolution went viral along with the Tweet, we’re still waiting to hear from Mr. Bezos, especially now that he’s purchased Whole Foods Market and could provide a lifetime supply of almond butter, multi-grain quinoa and organic chicken to each and every one of our patients.
No. 9 -- All in the Family
One of the country’s newest medical colleges paired up with one of the nation’s oldest healthcare systems as the new year welcomed the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine to the Geisinger family. The superstar students shined bright throughout the year and their fresh faces topped a number of social media posts across multiple channels. Wishing a fantastic 2018 to all of our med students: Here’s looking at you kids!
No. 8 – Genetic Counselors: We Want YOU
The field of genetic counselors is hot, hot, hot, and expected to grow 29 percent in six years. Back in August, Geisinger – already at the forefront of this high-flying curve thanks to our MyCode Community Health Initiative – attracted yet another national spotlight when CNBC's Kate Rogers and crew headed to Danville for an all-day “Where the Jobs Are” feature on our successful recruitment efforts. Broadcasting live from our Danville laboratory, Kate’s story resonated far and wide and made it to number 8 on our Top 10 list. Still, we think our genetic counselors – and all the familiar faces who showed up in the segments – are number one.
No. 7 – The Sound of Surgeons
No. 6 – Three years, 300 pounds
No. 5 – An Apple A Day
No. 4 – Bridget Goes to Washington
No. 3 – Two Little Kittens
No. 2 – The Baby and the Blizzard
No. 1 – Magic Under the ‘Caring’ Dome
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.