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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany Plant is the largest P&G manufacturing plant in North America. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the products made by the facility have been in high demand -- toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and diapers -- making the 2,200 workers employed at the facility essential.

While working to keep the community stocked with necessities, P&G is also trying to help support the local community in northeast Pennsylvania and recently donated 8,000 surgical masks to Geisinger.

“We are specifically trying to support health care systems and emergency management agencies in the six counties in which our employees live,” said Jose de los Rios, Mehoopany Plant environmental compliance and public relations leader. “This is an example of our commitment to be a good corporate citizen in northeast PA.”

The Mehoopany Plant and its employees donate more than $1 million annually in money and products through the United Way and Feeding America Organizations, according to de los Rios.

“It is important that we support our local communities in their efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and treat those in need,” he said. “We recognize the work being done by the Geisinger and are looking for ways where we can leverage our resources to help in this effort.”

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble is one of the most valuable companies in the United States with annual sales in excess of $66 billion in 2018 in 180 countries around the globe. The Procter & Gamble Mehoopany Plant has been in operation since 1966. For more information, visit

To make a donation in the fight against COVID-19, please visit or call 800-739-6882.

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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