Program expansion and recruitment efforts require a more central locale straddling Luzerne and Lackawanna counties
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.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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