Geisinger Health Plan to Host Community Discussion on Opioid Abuse
Community members invited to attend Lewisburg panel discussion
What: A #HadEnough community panel discussion surrounding the topic of opioid abuse. This event is free and open to the public.
When: Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The new Lewisburg Area High School auditorium
Who: Panelists include:
- Perry Meadows, MD, JD, MBA
Medical director, government programs, Geisinger Health Plan
- Andy Mendenhall, MD
Regional medical director, Clean Slate Addiction Treatment Centers
- Corporal Scott Davis
Drug evaluation classification coordinator, Pennsylvania State Police
- Heather Lawler
Restaurant manager and area resident in recovery
- Mellar Davis, MD
Palliative care physician, Geisinger
- Gene Yaw
Pennsylvania state senator, 23rd District
- Barbara Gorrell
Drug and alcohol administrator, CMSU Behavioral Health Programs
Why: Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) continues to push out the message, “We’ve #HadEnough, have you?” in their community awareness initiative #HadEnough. This initiative commits to educating community members about opioid abuse and the recent opioid epidemic. GHP previously hosted community panel discussions at East Pennsboro Area High School and Shamokin Area High School.
About Geisinger Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Health Plan’s HMO, PPO and Geisinger Gold’s HMO are among the highest-rated private and Medicare health plans in the nation.* The plan serves approximately 554,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maine. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. For more information, please visit TheHealthPlan.com.
*NCQA’s Private and Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017. Geisinger Health Plan’s PPO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Quality Options. Geisinger Gold HMO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Health Plan.