Penn State Health joins Geisinger Health Plan’s provider network
DANVILLE, Pa – Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) announced today that Penn State Health, a multi-hospital health system serving patients across central Pennsylvania, has joined its provider network.
The new agreement, which went into effect Sept. 18, makes Penn State Health an in-network, preferred provider for GHP members. Penn State Health joins a provider network of more than 29,000 primary care specialty physicians, 120 hospitals and 132 urgent and convenient care locations.
The multi-hospital system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading and more than 2,000 physicians and direct care providers at 127 medical office sites.
“As Pennsylvanians review their 2020 healthcare coverage options, it’s important they know what healthcare providers are in their health plan’s network,” said Steve Youso, GHP president and CEO. “We know our members want a choice when it comes to their healthcare and Penn State Health provides a full range of quality care options across central Pennsylvania.”
GHP has about 550,000 members in Pennsylvania and coverage available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients.
“For many years, Penn State Health St. Joseph patients in the Berks County region and Geisinger employees and their dependents with Geisinger Health Plan coverage have been able to access our health care services,” said Steve Massini, Penn State Health CEO. “This new agreement builds on that foundation and lets us ensure that same access to all Penn State Health facilities and providers across our network for each Geisinger Health Plan member.”
About Penn State Health
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 14,500 people systemwide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; and more than 2,000 physicians and direct care providers at 127 medical office sites. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care facilities, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research. For more information, visit PennStateHealth.org.
About Geisinger Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. The plan has a provider network of more than 29,000 primary care and specialty physicians, 120 hospitals and 132 urgent and convenient care locations and serves about 550,000 members in Pennsylvania. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. Geisinger Gold Classic (HMO) was ranked among the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s top 26 highest-performing Medicare plans for 2019-20 and was the only Pennsylvania-based health plan to attain the second-highest possible score of 4.5 stars. For more information, visit GeisingerHealthPlan.com.