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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton Primary Health Care Center to host ninth annual event

The 2020 Steamtown Health Fair will go on – virtually. According to student planners, gift bags filled with educational resources and other “goodies” from local health and wellness businesses which will be handed out by participating organizations. Bags will be distributed from Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 17 while supplies last.

Please check for updates on where to pick up a bag.

In addition, instead of the health fair’s gift basket raffle, GCSOM students have chosen to help promote donations to several local organizations. You can find the list by visiting


About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’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

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.

Steamtown Health Fair 2020
Student leaders at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine plan to host the school’s annual Steamtown Health Fair virtually. Meeting to plan the event, all members of GCSOM’s MD Class of 2023, are: top row from left Jess Valenti, Sydney Shade, Caroline Bandurska and Erin Smith. Middle row from left: Jude Polit-Moran, Julia Hendricks, Zoya Rahman and Mia Woloszyn. Bottom row, from left: Irene Lin and Holly Funk.
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