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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Program expansion and recruitment efforts require a more central locale straddling Luzerne and Lackawanna counties

JENKINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- As one of the largest employers in northeast Pennsylvania, Geisinger announced today an agreement to relocate employees from across the northeast to a new, three-story, 79,000-square-foot office building at CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park near Pittston as its northeast workforce continues to expand.

More than 500 support service employees from across Lackawanna and Luzerne counties will move to the new space by the end of the year or early 2019. With expansion at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, the addition of Scranton’s Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Geisinger employs more than 7,140 people in its northeast region and is recruiting even more as Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre reopens its emergency department and GCMC brings back maternity services. 

“We are proud of our continued investment in Northeast Pennsylvania to enhance customer service for our patients and health plan members,” said Geisinger Health Plan Chief Operating Officer Lisa Golden. “We listened to our employees when it came to deciding the new location and found the perfect site right in the middle of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. “

“This brand-new facility will include convenient parking, a walking trail, a cafeteria with outside seating, coffee and other food chains nearby and is accessible to public transportation,” Golden added.  “This is one of numerous growth initiatives we’ll be seeing at Geisinger.”  

This summer, Geisinger will open a new emergency department at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, the culmination of a $5 million investment to significantly expand emergency care, inpatient services, private patient rooms, expanded laboratory services and full-service radiology. In 2019, GCMC will debut a new, $15 million maternity center as part of Geisinger’s expanding Women and Children’s Institute

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
Artist rendering of new Geisinger facility at the CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park
An artist rendering of the new Geisinger building slated to open in 2019 at the CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park near Pittston.
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