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New medical facility to make better health easier for patients closer to home

MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Geisinger Medical Center Muncy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The new medical center is slated to open January 2022, making better health easier for Lycoming County and the surrounding area. In addition to being a full-service hospital, the new facility brings care closer to home by centralizing services, lessening travel time for patients who went to larger medical facilities for their care. 

The 120,000-square foot, three-story facility is a $100 million investment in Muncy and the surrounding communities and is part of the clinical joint venture formed by Geisinger and Highmark Health in 2019. Featuring an emergency room, clinical decision unit, intensive care unit, surgical suites and primary and specialty care areas, Geisinger Medical Center Muncy is designed to meet the routine and acute care needs of those living in Lycoming, Sullivan, Clinton and Tioga counties.

“Making better health easier is about providing services closer to home and giving people more time back in their daily routines, and that’s we’re doing with this brand-new facility,” said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., Geisinger president and chief executive officer. “This facility highlights Geisinger’s goal of providing world-class care right here at home in north-central Pennsylvania. Doing this with a like-minded organization like Highmark Health only enhances this mission.”

The new facility includes the latest innovations in patient-centered care and technology. The clinical decision unit is a unique care model new to the community. It provides hospital care but serves as a middle ground, allowing clinicians to work with and guide patients so they get the right care in the right place. That could mean admission to the hospital, providing resources so the patient can manage their condition and avoid a trip to the hospital, or arranging a visit to a primary care provider or other specialist. 

The hospital’s 20 inpatient rooms are outfitted with digital white boards displaying real-time health information to better coordinate care. The white boards serve as a centralized information hub that can be connected across several devices and will be accessible to the patient, family and care team. Messaging capabilities streamline interactions while improving communication about the hospital stay and providing patients with personalized health information and educational content. 

For routine care, the facility includes a multispecialty clinic with adult and pediatric primary care, orthopaedics, cardiology, ophthalmology, pulmonary services and women’s health services. Also available are imaging and lab services, medical oncology services, chemotherapy preparation and general surgery services. 

More than 200 employees were hired so far for the hospital, with recruitment ongoing for some positions. 

Geisinger Medical Center Muncy is part of a clinical joint venture with Highmark Health to improve existing clinical facilities, develop new ones and expand services to improve access to care in the region. The joint venture serves both Highmark and Geisinger Health Plan members — including those in Medicare Advantage Plans — as well as patients with other insurance plans.

“We collaborated on this joint venture with Geisinger because they share in our vision to improve health care and create positive experiences for members and patients close to where they live and work in northcentral Pennsylvania,” said Deborah Rice-Johnson, president, Highmark Health Plan. “In keeping with our vision, this new facility will help ensure that families in Lycoming County have access to world-class, affordable care.” 

To learn more about Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, visit

About Highmark Health
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA-based enterprise that employs more than 37,000 people who serve millions of Americans across the country, is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to more than 6 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and New York as well as dental insurance, and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses. Allegheny Health Network is an integrated delivery network comprised of 14 hospitals, more than 2,500 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions in western Pennsylvania. HM Health Solutions is focused on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge, and integrated cloud-based platforms. Lumevity, a wholly owned subsidiary of Highmark Health, helps companies transform in ways that drive direct financial benefits while improving quality and increasing employee engagement.  To learn more, 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.

Muncy ribbon cutting
Geisinger and Highmark Health leadership gathered Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Geisinger Medical Center Muncy. Pictured left to right are Tammy Anderer, Geisinger north-central chief administrative officer; Matt Walsh, Geisinger executive vice president and chief operating officer; Dr. Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, Geisinger president and chief executive officer; Brian Rinker, Highmark eastern PA market president; and Stephen Seftchick, Highmark provider relations vice president. 

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