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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 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 College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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