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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
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.

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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