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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, at 25 Church St., will host a free Narcan® (naloxone) distribution event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, and Friday, Sept. 1, outside the hospital’s Emergency Department to help prepare the community for opioid overdoses. 

Geisinger representatives, including first responders and addiction treatment specialists, will teach attendees how to administer the lifesaving medication and offer additional education and resources. 

Each adult attendee will be offered two Narcan kits while supplies last. Registration is not necessary, and Geisinger will strictly maintain the confidentiality and privacy of attendees.
 

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 geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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For media inquires:

R. Matthew Mattei
Senior Communications Specialist

570-808-3971
rmmattei1@geisinger.edu
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