“The decision to move forward with Skyline Healthcare and its assignees was made following a detailed analysis of interested organizations,” said Geisinger Vice President for Achieving Excellence, Scott Davis. “We selected Skyline, based on its quality, proven success operating skilled nursing facilities, and track record of high patient and employee satisfaction.”
“We are pleased with the addition of these quality facilities to our organization,” said Skyline Healthcare Vice President of Operations, Tom Miller “Like Geisinger, Skyline puts patients first. There will be no disruption of services, and we look forward to a bright future caring for patients and being part of the Bloomsburg and Scranton communities.”
This type of specialized, long-term care has not traditionally been part of Geisinger’s core operations. Mountain View Care Center joined Geisinger as part of the Geisinger Community Medical Center integration and Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center joined the organization as part of the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital transaction, both in 2012.
“Operating skilled nursing facilities successfully requires economies of scale that we just don’t have with only two facilities,” said Davis. “It makes good fiscal sense to sell, and with Skyline’s assurances to retain employees and accept all types of patients, it also makes sense from an operational point of view. We thank the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Health for their review and approval.”
Geisinger employed 400 people at the Bloomsburg and Mountain View care centers. Skyline Healthcare has committed to retaining employees in good standing and accepting all types of patients.
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.
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