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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – Three Geisinger hospitals were recognized on Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Smart Hospitals for 2024 for their commitment to innovation and advancement in healthcare. 

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital were three of only 330 hospitals worldwide to be recognized on the list. Geisinger Wyoming Valley ranked 167th, and Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital ranked 179th and 286th, respectively. They are among only nine hospitals recognized in Pennsylvania and just 101 hospitals selected in the United States. All three Geisinger hospitals are the only hospitals in their service areas to make the list, with only four total — three being Geisinger hospitals — outside the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh area.

Ranked hospitals were evaluated on five criteria: electronic functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

“This recognition highlights the investment we make in providing our dedicated staff the technology and tools they need to provide excellent care to our patients and communities,” said Megan Brosious, chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s central region. “Equipping our teams with the latest resources allows them to provide advanced, cutting-edge treatment options to our patients. With these options, many of our neighbors can stay close to home for their care near family and friends.”

Geisinger has long embraced technology to improve quality of care, catalyze research, ease communication with providers and improve access to services for its patients and members. 

Investments in the da Vinci Surgical System® and Mako® robotic arm-assisted surgery are concrete examples of how technology directly benefits patients. Robotic-assisted surgeries allow more precision, smaller incisions, less scarring, less pain and discomfort, and the ability to treat areas difficult to reach with the human hand.

Telemedicine has been a critical tool in some areas of care delivery at Geisinger for years, but the COVID pandemic accelerated its use across the system. Since March 2020, Geisinger has enhanced its capability to conduct telemedicine visits and now offers telehealth consultation in more than 70 specialties. The health system also added virtual urgent care capabilities to its care options.

Advanced imaging tools in diagnostic and surgical procedures, as well as the electronic health record, are further examples of technology Geisinger uses daily in caring for patients.

“Geisinger has a long history of innovation and bringing advanced care options to northeastern and central Pennsylvania,” said Ron Beer, chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s northeast region. “Our patients are our focus with every investment we make, and this honor reflects that commitment. By growing our programs and advancing the tools we provide our care teams, we’re making better health easier for our patients and communities.”

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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