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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

GCSOM cancels all public events through April 30

SCRANTON, Pa. - Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has canceled all public events through April 30 due to COVID-19 concerns. Questions about events may be addressed by visiting www.geisinger.edu/gcsom or calling 570-504-7000. 

Additionally, the school is taking all appropriate steps to safeguard the health and well-being of our school community. The School of Medicine and Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing will deliver their entire classroom curricula online from March 16 to April 30. As members of healthcare teams at GLH, Geisinger, Guthrie and AtlantiCare, it is important that our students remain engaged with their communities' health needs. For this reason, our medical students will continue to learn in the clinical space. Being participants in care delivery, medical students adhere to all safety policies and procedures outlined for clinical personnel.

ABOUT GEISINGER COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is the newest member of the Geisinger Health System family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees. The college’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.

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

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