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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – In an effort to continue making better care easier and more accessible to all, Geisinger will use a yearly grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to offset the cost of travel for patients who need to go to and from radiation and chemotherapy treatments. 

Patient Transportation Grant funds are awarded to health systems and health system foundations to help patients get to and from cancer-related treatment appointments. The grants are awarded through an application process that focuses on addressing unmet transportation needs of the health systems patients.

“This opportunity with the ACS allows us to help our patients during some of the most difficult times in their lives,” said Lisa Keifer, senior director of radiation oncology at Geisinger. “This grant allows our patients to stay closer to home to receive the lifesaving treatment and care they need. We have been able to provide over 6,000 rides to 451 patients since initiating this grant program.”

Funds are provided to patients on a case-by-case basis. The grant can be used to purchase gas gift cards, cab ride vouchers, parking passes and non-emergency medical transport.

To learn more about cancer care at Geisinger, visit geisinger.org/cancercare.
 

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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