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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Drive-through event to take place at nine locations

DANVILLE, Pa. – To thank local military veterans for their service to our country, Geisinger will host drive-through Veterans Appreciation dinners at nine locations across the health system’s service area on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The dinners for U.S. military veterans and their guests are being provided at no cost to participants. Anyone interested should make a reservation by Friday, Nov. 5.

“It is important that we all honor and recognize our military veterans for what they have done to protect our country and freedoms,” said J. Edward Hartle, M.D., Geisinger’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, as well as a U.S. Air Force veteran. “Many of our patients, health plan members, staff and community members have served in the military, and this event gives us an opportunity to thank them for their service.”

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Geisinger will again serve this dinner as a drive-through event for the safety of the community and staff. Last year’s event, which was the first year the event expanded to eight locations, served more than 1,500 meals to veterans and their guests. This year the event will expand to nine locations to better serve the local veteran community.

“Geisinger is committed to military veterans by providing care options and career opportunities to them in their local communities,” said U.S. Army veteran Chris Grill, program manager of Military and Veterans Affairs at Geisinger. “This dinner is yet another way for us to thank our veterans for their service.”

Veterans may contact their preferred location to register themselves and one guest for the meal. Servings are limited, and those interested are encouraged to sign up now.

Locally, Geisinger is holding drive-through dinners for veterans at the following locations on Nov. 10:

Scranton (4 to 6 p.m.)

Wilkes-Barre (4 to 6 p.m.)

  • 1175 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 570-808-5380 or 570-808-7893, or visit

Danville (3 to 6 p.m.)

  • Geisinger Justin Drive Office Building, 35 Justin Drive, Building 2, Danville
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 866-578-3427 or visit

Bloomsburg (4 to 6 p.m.)

  • Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, 549 Fair St., Bloomsburg
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 866-462-5127 or visit

Shamokin (4 to 6 p.m.)

  • Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, 4200 Hospital Road, Coal Township
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 866-278-9806 or visit

State College (4 to 6 p.m.)

  • Geisinger Healthplex State College, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 814-272-5032

Jersey Shore (4 to 6 p.m.)

  • Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital, 1020 Thompson St., Jersey Shore
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 570-398-3182 or email

Lewistown (3 to 5 p.m.)

  • Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown
  • To make a reservation for this location, call 717-242-7102

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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