MOOSIC, Pa. – Geisinger has been named the official health system of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, as part of a multiyear sponsorship.
"Geisinger, the RailRiders and the Yankees share a commitment to excellence," said Dr. Anthony D. Aquilina, regional president of Geisinger Northeast. “Our team at Geisinger is devoted to high-quality, value-based care for the people who live and work in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This partnership provides more opportunities to support our local team and — together — enrich the health of our community by encouraging fitness and exercise.”
“The RailRiders and Yankees are proud to work with Geisinger,” said Josh Olerud, RailRiders president and chief operating officer. “Their reputation as a leader in our community is unmatched, and this partnership allows the RailRiders to better utilize their services while also helping promote the positive effect Geisinger has here in Northeast Pennsylvania.”
The partnership goes into effect this season.
As the official Health Care Provider, Geisinger’s sponsorship includes:
- Providing injury prevention training sessions at the stadium for local high school athletic directors, coaches, players and youth leagues
- Six Geisinger health fairs at the field
- The creation of a healthy food options on the suite menu
- “Health Awareness” theme nights
- Serving as the official medical staff of RailRiders University
- A presenting partner of the Challenger Little League
- Naming rights to the Plaza and Kids Zone
The agreement compliments a broader commitment to building community partnerships.
“At the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute, our goal is to get our patients moving – fit and active – so they can maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Michael Suk, M.D., chief physician officer and chair of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute. “Maintaining an active lifestyle is also a goal of the RailRiders team, whose commitment to the community is as important as what they do on the field.”
“We look forward to more additional opportunities to work with the RailRiders and Yankees to best benefit our community,” Dr. Aquilina said.
The RailRiders opening day is April 6.
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.