The partnership will provide much-needed services like primary care, urgent care, radiology and laboratory as well as additional services traditionally provided in the hospital all in one place. This unique model goes beyond traditional urgent care and will help more members of the Selinsgrove, Shamokin Dam and Sunbury communities proactively address timely health concerns to avoid visits to the emergency room.
“We are using a new model of care for Sunbury, Selinsgrove, Shamokin Dam and the surrounding community that is designed to help address some of the health care needs created by the closing of the Sunbury Hospital,” said J. Edward Hartle, M.D., Geisinger’s executive vice president and chief medical officer. “With our space at the Susquehanna Valley Mall location, our team of physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and other medical professionals will be able to provide not only urgent care, but also ultrasound and other radiology testing, telemedicine services, and a variety of specialty care services.”
This new location fills a glaring gap in the Susquehanna Valley and will allow for lower-cost options for non-life-threatening needs. Same-day, walk-in care with shorter wait times will be available for the community to receive care from both physicians and advanced practitioners.
Work on the space will begin soon. Geisinger and FPC will share updates as the remodeling moves forward and the variety of medical specialty services is finalized.
“When we decided to occupy the approximately 100,000 square feet at the Susquehanna Valley Mall, our goal was to make sure residents of our area could get the care they need when they need it in a facility that is easily accessible” said Domenick Ronco, D.O., president of FPC. “Now, with Geisinger collaborating within this space, there will be expanded capabilities to address the timely medical needs of our communities.”
About Family Practice Center
Family Practice Center, PC (FPC) is central Pennsylvania’s largest independent primary care physician group that serves over 200,000 patients. Founded nearly 50 years ago, FPC now operates 37 locations across central Pennsylvania. FPC’s 160+ providers care for patients of all ages with the focus of community based care. Services include, family medicine, pediatrics, sleep medicine, laboratory, x-ray, and much more. For more information about FPC, please visit www.fpcdoctors.com.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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