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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

PITTSTON TWP., Pa. – Geisinger will offer hunters the chance to add heart health to their safety checklists before heading into the woods this season. 

Geisinger’s Department of Cardiology will host a free hunters’ screening clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Geisinger Healthplex CenterPoint, 1201 Oak St., Pittston. 
 
For those with risk factors for heart attack and stroke, a strenuous and adrenaline-inducing hunt can trigger a health emergency. By evaluating their heart health and teaching them how to reduce their risk factors, the screening clinic aims to help hunters have a safe and healthy season as they enjoy an activity that’s a way of life for many Pennsylvanians. 

The clinic will offer:
EKG
Blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol testing
Joint mobility assessments
Education on and screening for chest pain, peripheral vascular disease, sleep apnea and stroke

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, American Heart Association and Geisinger Health Plan will also be in attendance. 

Registration is preferred by calling 570-808-3651, but walk-ins are also welcome. 

For more information, email Cynthia Roadarmel, D.N.P, at cmroadarmel1@geisinger.edu
 

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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