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83,000-square-foot facility moves all orthopaedic services under one roof

SCRANTON, Pa. – Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Scranton held a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 31 for the second phase of its facility at the Marketplace at Steamtown. More than 75 employees, local officials and community members gathered for the event that Geisinger leaders say will consolidate and expand services at one easy-to-reach downtown location. 
“Today, we continue our investment in northeastern Pennsylvania and our mission to make better health easier and more accessible for our communities,” said Michael Suk, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon and chair of Geisinger’s Orthopaedic Surgery. “We’ve demonstrated our commitment to providing better health for our residents by investing more than $300 million in facilities like Steamtown that move outpatient services out of the hospital.” 
The newly opened portion of the facility brings the total amount of space to 83,000 square feet, making it the largest bone, muscle and joint care facility in Lackawanna County. In addition to sports medicine and orthopaedic care for all ages, Geisinger now offers podiatry, wound care and physical and occupational therapy at the location.
“With a focus on convenience and patient experience, Geisinger Steamtown offers many orthopaedic outpatient services under one roof, allowing patients to avoid the emergency room for sprains, strains and minor injuries,” said Mark Pallis, Geisinger director of orthopaedics for the Northeast region. “This location also provides patient-friendly features, including abundant parking and access to several bus routes.”
The space also includes a surgical skills lab, where orthopaedic surgery residents can practice procedures on cadavers and learn valuable skills not available in a classroom setting. The new space will allow Geisinger to move all orthopaedic services from 3 W. Olive St. in Scranton. 
Geisinger partnered with Marketplace owner and local developer John Basalyga on the project.
“Geisinger was always on the top of my list for potential tenants at Steamtown, and I never gave up,” he said during the ceremony. “I gave my very best sales pitch to Dr. Suk and Jamie (Weinschenk, associate vice president of Geisinger orthopaedics)… that was the beginning of what stands in front of us today.”

Participants at the ribbon cutting were treated to light refreshments, a cast signing activity and a fun stationary race between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton mascots Tux from the Penguins and Champ from the Railriders.


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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