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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius and Geisinger have entered an agreement that will pave the way for an inpatient behavioral health facility in Mahoning Township. The final land purchase is pending township approval of a property subdivision request, which the Sisters and Geisinger submitted earlier this week.

“This agreement and subsequent project continue our long history of service and ministry to those in need,” said Sister Barbara Sable, SS.C.M., president of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. “As we worked to find potential partners for our property, it was important that they shared our mission of community and care to our neighbors. We’re pleased to have found that with this agreement, which will fill a critical need for so many with this facility.”

The land sits on the Sisters’ property in Mahoning Township behind Maria Hall. The existing zoning at the proposed site allows for commercial and medical use. 

“We’re appreciative of the Sisters’ partnership and their ongoing support of the community and this project,” said Megan Brosious, chief administrative officer of Geisinger’s central region. “Nearly 2,300 patients with a behavioral health diagnosis come to Geisinger Medical Center’s emergency room every year — a number we expect to grow significantly in the next five years. We are grateful for so many in the community who have shown their commitment to the health and well-being of our neighbors in need during this process and look forward to bringing this solution to fruition with Acadia.”

Once approved and the land purchase completed, Geisinger and its joint venture partner Acadia Healthcare plan to construct Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Danville, a 96-bed inpatient behavioral health facility. The proposed facility will be one story and meet the township’s land use requirements. 

To provide township residents and the property’s neighbors with information on the proposed facility, the organizations are planning a community information session in the coming weeks. More information on this event to be announced.

About the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius
The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius were founded in Scranton, PA in 1909.  In 1919 they moved their national headquarters to Danville, PA. They serve in 5 states in education, health care, pastoral work, spiritual direction, chaplaincy and administration. Sensitive to contemporary needs, especially justice and peace, they reach out in compassion to evangelize and teach; to care for the elderly, young, poor, sick, lonely, immigrants and wounded families. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook.

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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