Skip to main content

We’ve updated our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. By using this site, you agree to these terms.

Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Total of $22 million in hospital improvements over last three years

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A newly renovated inpatient unit opened today at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, the latest in a series of additions and enhancements to provide care close to home for South Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding communities.

The $3.1 million, 8,000-square-foot unit is located on the hospital’s sixth floor and includes 14 private, medical/surgical inpatient rooms with telemetry capability. A multidisciplinary team of hospitalist physicians, nurses, laboratory and radiology technicians, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, and others will care for patients in the new unit. The addition complements the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Emergency Department, which reopened last summer and cares for more than 50 patients per day, and the acute inpatient program, which has achieved 99th percentile patient experience scores for three years running.

“The opening of this new inpatient unit is our latest investment to better serve our community,” said Dan Landesberg, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre administrative director. “We have invested more than $22 million since 2015 to provide needed services close to home for our patients.”

In addition to the reopening of the emergency department, other recent enhancements at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre include:

  • Expanded inpatient services with 48 additional patient beds 
  • Expanded outpatient services including a Surgical Specialties Clinic and Medication Assisted Therapy Clinic
  • Additional imaging access and equipment, including the addition of vascular ultrasound and CT scanning
  • Expanded laboratory medicine services including the construction of a $1 million laboratory
  • Expanded outpatient therapy access

The addition of the Mako robotic-arm surgery system and development of a total joint replacement Center of Excellence.

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.

A sixth floor patient room at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
A newly renovated patient room on the sixth floor of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
For media inquiries, contact our team.
Content from General Links with modal content