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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Organization also highly regarded for quality care, healthcare transformation

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger has once again been ranked by industry peers as one of the most innovative healthcare organizations in the country. 

The survey of more than 550 healthcare leaders, conducted by Reaction Data, ranked organizations based on innovation, leadership, and cost and quality of care. Those surveyed included chief executive officers, clinicians, information technology experts, and others. 

In addition to being recognized as a model for innovation, Geisinger received high marks for delivering quality care at a sustainable cost and for leadership in health care transformation. 

“It is an honor to be recognized by our peers for our innovative approach to delivering quality care,” said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., Geisinger’s chief executive officer. “Our commitment to making better health easy for everyone informs our approach to everything we do, enabling Geisinger to provide world class care right here in the communities we serve.”

Geisinger is home to the Steele Institute for Health Innovation, developing leading-edge solutions that slow rising costs, improve quality and increase access to healthcare. Working with teams in product innovation, robotic process automation, machine learning, behavioral economics and data enterprise, the Steele Institute builds solutions to improve overall health, patient experience, care delivery and affordability.

“Innovation at Geisinger means taking a fundamentally different approach to solving problems facing our patients, members, health system and communities,” said Karen Murphy, PhD, RN, Geisinger’s chief innovation officer. “As an integrated health care delivery system, we have the opportunity to address complex issues using a comprehensive approach.”

Geisinger’s innovative approach to healthcare has generated numerous initiatives to address specific health needs in the regions it serves, including:

  • the MyCode Community Health Initiative, a growing research project and the world’s largest biobank with more than 250,000 consenting participants; 
  • Neighborly, a social care response platform with more than 8,000 listings of community support resources;
  • 65 Forward, a holistic approach to primary care created for people age 65+;
  • Fresh Food Farmacy, providing healthy food and education to patients with diabetes and food insecurity; 
  • Geisinger at Home, bringing routine healthcare into patients’ home and expanding the use of technology with remote patient monitoring, telemedicine and patient risk stratification through the development of a chronic disease command center;
  • Free2BMom, supporting pregnant women and mothers struggling with opioid use disorder;
  • Mom+, a new program to screen women for postpartum depression; 
  • and participation in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, an initiative to preserve rural hospitals.

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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