Kirk Thomas, chief administrative officer, Geisinger Western Region, accepted the donation from Pink Zone President Mitch Kirsch at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital on Monday, Oct. 26.
“We appreciate the contribution and stand together with Pink Zone to fight against cancer,” Thomas said. “This generous contribution allows us to continuously improve the level of care and comfort for our patients.”
Pennsylvania Pink Zone supports and fundraises year-round in the fight against breast cancer. Through the generous contributions of individuals and sponsors, Pink Zone has distributed more than $2 million to support breast cancer education, research and treatment.
Geisinger has been an exclusive sponsor of this cause, which brings heightened awareness to the fight to find a cure. Pink Zone also celebrates the journey that breast cancer survivors have taken.
In 2017, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital used Pink Zone funds to purchase a blanket warmer for its CT/Simulation room to keep patients more comfortable and an air compressor pump to aid in the creation and adjustment of immobilization equipment used for treatment. The funds were also used for breast cancer education and awareness programs as well as upgrading the Breast Care Center at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.