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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

MUNCY, Pa. – Geisinger Medical Center Muncy will be offering free hernia screenings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Matthew Souder, MD, will be conducting the screenings. 
Hernias develop when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through a weak spot in the wall of the surrounding tissue, typically in the abdomen, and are often caused by muscle weakness and strains and progression depends on the injury. They can also appear during pregnancy, weightlifting, straining too much from physical activities, or through persistent coughs and sneezing. 
Symptoms include bulges or lumps in the affected area and can be treated through open surgery, Laparoscopic repair, or robotic surgery. Once diagnosed, a doctor will determine treatment. 
Geisinger Medical Center Muncy is located at 255 Route 220 Highway in Muncy. 
To register for a screening, 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.


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