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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa.Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebrating Miracles Telethon Monday evening raising $2,432,825 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services.

The total was announced at the close of the annual broadcast 8 p.m. Monday. The telethon and events held during the past two weekends serve as the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.

The central and northeastern Pennsylvania broadcast, airing on WYOU/WBRE, collected $1,602,435 from corporate sponsors, community and employee groups and phone-in pledges. The Altoona-State College broadcast on WTAJ, which aired on Sunday, June 2, reported a total of $830,389.

Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services and medical equipment provided through Geisinger Pediatrics.

“We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, families, volunteers and the community for helping us reach this total,” says Paul Bellino, MD, Chair of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. “We are extremely thankful for the support we receive that helps ensure that Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital can continue to create healthy tomorrows for local children!”

The 36-year total collected by Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger topped $66 million.

Donations still are being accepted online at


About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger
Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.  A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $66 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout the Geisinger system since 1984. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or 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.


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