Welcome to the summer issue of PA Health
This summer issue of PA Health highlights our nurses. I’ve worked with countless nurses throughout my career and know them to be talented, compassionate people who are deeply dedicated to helping others. Geisinger has some of the best — and by the way, it’s never too late to become one yourself.
In fact, after 25 years as a pastor, Joshua Reinsburrow felt a new calling when he watched his son receive care. He’s now in nursing school and caring for kids at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
Other Geisinger nurses also demonstrate how you can find your way into nursing, no matter where your journey starts. You’ll meet several of them, each with unique twists and turns on their path. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a nurse, my hunch is that you’ll find inspiration here.
The Geisinger Nursing Scholars Program offers financial and educational support to any employee who wishes to pursue a career in nursing. Many of the people featured benefited from this support.
Finally, we’ll share ways we’re making care more convenient. A local farmer, Ben Carson, had his knee replaced at Geisinger Healthplex State College and was back home the same day on his way to recovery.
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD
President and CEO