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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Annual report ranks performance in specialty areas, conditions and procedures

DANVILLE, Pa. – Seven Geisinger hospitals have been recognized for high performance in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. 

Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center were named among the Best Hospitals in Pennsylvania, with Geisinger Wyoming Valley being named No. 1 in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. In addition, both hospitals were ranked as high-performing for pulmonology and lung surgery, hip replacement and colon cancer surgery. Along with Geisinger Community Medical Center, both were also ranked for high performance in caring for heart failure, heart attack and stroke. 

“Geisinger is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care for our patients, close to home,” said J. Edward Hartle, M.D., executive vice president and system chief medical officer. “This recognition emphasizes the quality and breadth of care available to our patients in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, when and where they need it.”  

Overall, Geisinger hospitals received high performance rankings for a variety of specific procedures and conditions, including:

Geisinger Medical Center: Aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; heart attack; hip replacement; leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma; lung cancer surgery; pulmonology and lung surgery; and stroke

Geisinger Wyoming Valley: Heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); diabetes; heart attack; hip replacement; maternity care; pneumonia; pulmonology and lung surgery; stroke; and urology

Geisinger Community Medical Center: Heart failure; heart attack; knee replacement; and stroke 

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital: Maternity care and pneumonia

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital: Heart failure and maternity care

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital: Pneumonia

Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital: Pneumonia

The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” report ranks hospital performance in 15 specialties and 21 surgical procedures and medical conditions. Rankings are based on patient outcomes, as well as overall patient experience, hospital staffing and other factors, and are meant to help patients choose the right hospital for the care they need.

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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Joanne Quaglia


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