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 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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