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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

The systemwide initiative promotes mammograms and makes them easy to receive

DANVILLE, Pa. – This October, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Geisinger is doing its part to raise awareness about the importance of early breast cancer detection. Geisinger hospitals across central Pennsylvania will be lit up in pink and the mobile mammogram bus will bring screenings to patients in underserved communities. 

“Early detection, before symptoms become obvious, is one of the best ways to win the battle against breast cancer,” said Robin Skrine, M.D., director of breast health for Geisinger. “The American Society of Breast Surgeons and other leading health groups all agree that more lives are saved with annual mammograms beginning at age 40. These recommendations change if there is a history of breast cancer or other health-related risks in the patient’s history.”

Along with bathing hospitals in pink light, Geisinger will send its mobile mammogram bus throughout the system’s footprint. The pink bus will be available:

Oct. 2 – 6: 480 Pierce St., Kingston
Oct. 9 – 13: 4200 Hospital Road, Coal Township
Oct. 16 – 20: 35 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top
Oct. 23 – 27: 1 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville

Patients can schedule mammograms through MyGeisinger or by calling 570-271-6000. 

Geisinger will also host two breast cancer related events during October. Join Hydra Health at the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Oct. 24 for a spa event from 2 – 5 pm. The spa event is open to employees, patients, their caregivers and family members and will feature makeup tutorials, oncology massages and facials. Women’s imaging will also be at the event helping patients who need a mammogram schedule their appointments. 

Dr. Skrine and other members of the care team will host a virtual doc talk Oct. 25 from 6 – 7 p.m. to discuss key topics related to breast cancer. Learn about treatment options, meet some of the care team members and ask questions related to breast cancer treatment and care. To register, visit

“We are committed to raising awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer in our communities while also remembering all of the loved ones we’ve lost and all of those currently going through treatment,” added Dr. Skrine. 

To learn more about breast cancer care at Geisinger, visit

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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