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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Dr. Scheinman was invited by The Patient Safety Movement Foundation to chair its “Patient Safety Curriculum in Schools” panel and to moderate the discussion.

Steven J. Scheinman, MD, president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and chief academic officer at Geisinger, was invited by The Patient Safety Movement Foundation to chair its “Patient Safety Curriculum in Schools” panel and to moderate the discussion at the foundation’s sixth annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit Feb. 23-25 in London, England.
The 2018 summit brought together international hospital leaders, medical and information technology companies, the patient advocacy community, public-policy makers and government officials to discuss solutions to the leading challenges that cause preventable patient deaths in hospitals across the world.
The event included keynote addresses from leading political figures, such as Jeremy Hunt, a member of Parliament and the Secretary of Health for the United Kingdom; Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization; and patient safety experts, healthcare technology firms and patient advocates.
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s goal is zero preventable deaths by 2020.

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

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 or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D.
Steven J. Scheinman, MD

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