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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

John C. Bravman, Ph.D., named to Excellence in Governance class of 2022

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health Board of Directors Chair John C. Bravman, Ph.D., is among this year’s class of Modern Healthcare’s Excellence in Governance award honorees. The Excellence in Governance program recognizes influential individuals who serve on a board of directors for a healthcare organization and foster advancement in culture, mission and performance.

Dr. Bravman, president of Bucknell University since 2010, was appointed to the Geisinger Health Board of Directors in September 2012. He was appointed chairman of the board in December 2016 and also chairs the Emergency Action Committee. He serves as a member of the Geisinger Family, Audit and Compliance, Finance, Governance and Quality committees of the board, and also serves on the Board of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. 

“I am honored to serve Geisinger and our communities through my service on the board,” said Dr. Bravman. “This recognition is meaningful because it acknowledges the commitment of Geisinger’s entire board, its leaders and employees in putting patients first and contributing to healthier, more vibrant communities.”

This year’s honorees are profiled in the April 18 issue of MH magazine and online at

“Geisinger is very fortunate to have an active, engaged and dedicated board,” said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., Geisinger president and CEO. “I’m grateful for the experience, leadership and invaluable perspectives John brings to our system as we strive to make better health easier for the communities we serve. I congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”

Each director in the class exemplifies the qualities of excellence in governance: loyalty and service, strategic and innovative vision, and commitment to fostering the values of accountability, diversity, equity and sustainability.

“We are thrilled to launch the rebranded Excellence in Governance awards program with such an esteemed group of honorees," said Fawn Lopez, publisher of Modern Healthcare. "They are invaluable assets to the organizations and communities they serve and to the advancement of healthcare. We congratulate and thank them for their leadership and dedication.”

About Modern Healthcare, published by Crain Communications, Inc.
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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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