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

MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Geisinger Medical Center Muncy began welcoming its first patients on Monday, Jan. 10. The full-service hospital is part of a clinical joint venture between Geisinger and Highmark Health that expands access to care for those who need it most in a four-county region covering Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to officially welcome patients to this state-of-the-art new hospital in Muncy,” said Tammy Anderer, chief administrative officer of Geisinger’s north-central region. “This is an exciting milestone for Geisinger, Highmark Health and the community as members will no longer have to travel far for world-class care — they can get it right here in Muncy. This historic project will make a significant difference in the care our neighbors receive.”

The 120,000-square foot, three-story facility includes an emergency room, clinical decision unit, intensive care unit, surgical suites and primary and specialty care areas. Approximately 300 employees at Geisinger Medical Center Muncy will meet the routine and acute care needs of those living in Lycoming, Sullivan, Clinton and Tioga counties.

The medical center includes many state-of-the-art amenities such as the clinical decision unit (CDU). Patients who require observation or further testing, or those who need to be admitted are moved to the adjacent inpatient unit where they are treated accordingly. 

The hospital’s 20 inpatient rooms are outfitted with smart TVs displaying a digital whiteboard with real-time health information to enhance patient communication and better coordinate care. These smart TVs offer patients and families television, hospital information and relaxation content all in one system. 

For routine care, the facility includes a multispecialty clinic with adult and pediatric primary care, orthopaedics, cardiology, ophthalmology and women’s health services. Also available are, specialty outreach services, imaging, lab, and medical oncology services, in addition to chemotherapy preparation and general surgery. 
“At Highmark Health, we work by a set of Core Behaviors, including putting the customer first,” said Brian Rinker, Highmark’s market president, Eastern Pennsylvania. “Geisinger shares many of our Core Behaviors, and with the opening of this facility, we are providing our members and all residents of north-central PA greater choice and enhanced access to high quality, cost effective care - closer to home.”

Geisinger Medical Center Muncy is accepting new patients. Schedule by calling 800-230-4565. 

To learn more about Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, visit go.geisinger.org/muncy.

About Geisinger
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 Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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 www.highmarkhealth.org.
 
GMC Muncy
Geisinger Medical Center Muncy is part of a clinical joint venture between Geisinger and Highmark Health that expands access to care for those who need it most in a four-county region covering Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties.

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Natalie Buyny
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