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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Geisinger Philipsburg was appreciated for 45 years of service in the community during the Vesper Services and Community Awards at the Philipsburg Heritage Days 2019 celebration at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 

When Geisinger began its mission to bring quality health care to rural communities, Philipsburg was its first choice. Geisinger invests in making health care more accessible to the community in Moshannon Valley through its various programs and initiatives. 

"The community in the Moshannon Valley has always been very supportive and they take pride in working together with us to provide excellent health care to everyone. We are honored to receive this appreciation and are committed to care for this wonderful community", said Dr. Philip Pilgram, Geisinger physician who has been serving the community for 33 years.

Today Geisinger Philipsburg Community Medicine offer appointments in family practice, internal medicine, women's health and pediatrics, as well as several specialties such as urology, rheumatology, pulmonology, cardiology, nephrology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and general surgery. On-site conveniences include a laboratory, a sleep lab, a pharmacy, digital mammography and radiology services.

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.

Geisinger Philipsburg staff members receive award.
Employees who accepted the award included (pictured from left) Lynne Dotts, nurse team leader; Dr. Philip Pilgram, staff physician; Terry Dotts, administrative secretary; and Tracy Massaglia, clinic supervisor. These employees have faithfully served the Philipsburg Clinic for decades.  Their years of service include, Lynne, 32 years; Dr. Pilgram, 33 years; Terry, 45 years, and Tracy, 28 years.
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