SCRANTON, Pa. –  Noble C. “Bud” Quandel, the fourth-generation leader of the namesake construction and railroad company founded in Pennsylvania, is donating $100,000 to Springboard Healthy Scranton, the first-of-its-kind program designed to improve an entire community's health. 

Springboard Healthy Scranton will place the community’s focus on preventive care, behavioral health and economic growth. It will seek bold goals, such as coordinating community resources to eliminate hunger and preventable chronic diseases and change how healthcare is delivered through the power of genomic medicine. 

“I believe in Springboard Healthy Scranton’s goal and vision,” said Mr. Quandel, chief executive of Quandel Enterprises, Inc., which has an office in Scranton. “This will have long-term benefits for Northeastern Pennsylvania, where Quandel began in 1882. We hope Springboard’s success locally will be repeated in communities across the country.”  

Once developed, tested and implemented, projects will be optimized to create the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions to issues affecting a community’s health. And, once proven, they will be shared both nationally and globally.

“We thank Mr. Quandel and his family for their generosity and support of this groundbreaking program to transform healthcare. This gift will help us promote healthier families, stronger neighborhoods and resilient communities. We’re excited to build a better future, starting here in Scranton,” said Nancy Lawton, Geisinger’s chief philanthropy officer.  

Quandel provides construction services, program management, engineering, planning, operations analysis, and construction management services to the healthcare, higher education, logistics/distribution and government services, including bridge construction, heavy concrete construction, railroad and rail transit markets. The organization traces its roots to a small construction company started in Minersville, Schuylkill County, in 1882. Under Mr. Quandel’s leadership, the company has grown throughout the Mid-Atlantic, New York, Kentucky, Ohio, and Midwest regions.

Springboard Health was founded in 2016 as a breakthrough approach to solving critical national and global health challenges. The intent is to engage and empower an entire city to achieve health transformation by fostering an environment of access, possibility, and collaboration, and to build a repeatable model for community-wide success. Geisinger is currently engaging local and national funding partners to work closely with Springboard to design, develop and implement this ambitious effort. For more information about Springboard Healthy Scranton, please contact senior director Brian Ebersole at beebersole@geisinger.edu or visit http://www.springboardhealthy.org/

About Quandel Enterprises, Inc. 
Quandel Enterprises provides construction, program management, engineering, planning, operations analysis, and construction management services to healthcare, higher education, logistics, and government services markets, including bridge construction, heavy concrete construction, railroad and rail transit market sectors. Quandel Construction Group and Quandel Consultants are members of the Quandel Enterprises family of companies with offices in Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Kalamazoo, MI; St. Paul, MN; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Baltimore, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Minersville, PA, Pottsville and Scranton, PA. The organization traces its roots to a small construction company started in Minersville in 1882. Quandel is currently involved in the program management or construction of 90 building projects worth more than $1 billion. Chairman and CEO Noble C. “Bud” Quandel is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Alliance and the board of Directors of Mid-Penn Bancorp. For more information, visit www.Quandel.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. 

 

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 www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dr. Anthony Aquilina, Noble C. Quandel and Brian Ebersole
Left to right: Dr. Anthony D. Aquilina, regional president of Geisinger Northeast; Noble C. "Bud" Quandel, chief executive of Quandel Enterprises, Inc.; and Brian Ebersole, Springboard Healthy Scranton senior director.

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