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.
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.
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