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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Awards recognize service, teamwork, accountability and resourcefulness

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) recognized the outstanding service of three employees on June 7 with “STAR” awards. STAR stands for “Service, Teamwork, Accountability, and Resourcefulness.” The awards are presented annually at GCSOM’s Faculty and Staff Recognition Day. At the celebration, 28 employees also received 10-year service awards and 15 employees were given five-year awards.

GCSOM’s 2018 faculty STAR award winner is associate professor of pathology, Carmine Cerra, M.D. In addition to the faculty award, two staff STAR awards were given. They went to Heather Davis and Gina Osif. Ms. Davis was recognized for her work as director of marketing and communications at GCSOM, while Ms. Osif was honored for her work as assistant registrar.

 

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 www.geisinger.edu/gcsom.

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.

 
STAR Award Winners 2018
The 2018 STAR Award Winners: Gina Osif, assistant registrar; Carmine Cerra, associate professor of pathology; and Heather Davis, director of marketing and communications.
Ten-Year Service Awardees 2018
Ten-Year Service Awardees
Five-Year Service Awardees 2018
Five-Year Service Awardees

For education media inquiries

Elizabeth Zygmunt
Marketing and Communications Strategist for Education
Office: 570-504-9687
On call: 570-687-9703
emzygmunt1@geisinger.edu

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