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Women of Geisinger: Forces to be reckoned with

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing 31 women throughout the month of March. 

Women’s History Month is a national tradition that celebrates the vital role of women throughout U.S. history.

To honor this tradition, for each day in March, we’re celebrating the passion, influence, dedication and achievements of women who create moments that matter and impact those around them in a positive way. 

Much like Abigail Geisinger, who founded Geisinger more than 100 years ago to support the central Pennsylvania community she so loved, each exemplifies the same spirit of compassion, vision, leadership and strength.

Here are a few — among the countless incredible women at Geisinger — who inspire us, every single day.

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Brooke Mlinarich

Brooke Mlinarich
Registered nurse in intensive care and team coordinator at Geisinger Medical Center

Brooke Mlinarich is a registered nurse in intensive care and team coordinator at Geisinger Medical Center. She is caring, very knowledgeable and always approachable.

Vanessa Troiani

Vanessa Troiani, PhD
Assistant professor at Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute

Vanessa Troiani, PhD is an assistant professor at Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute. As a strong proponent of collaboration, Vanessa encourages her staff to work together and with other departments to design, implement and conduct research studies.

Amy Sylvester

Amy Sylvester, RN
Clinic nurse supervisor at Geisinger Community Medical Center

Amy Sylvester, RN is a clinic nurse supervisor at Geisinger Community Medical Center. Amy has supported and fostered staff growth while also providing exceptional patient care.

Raghad Hussein

Raghad Hussein, MD
Staff physician specializing in critical care medicine

Raghad Hussein, MD is a staff physician specializing in critical care medicine. Raghad has embodied Abigail Geisinger’s ideal of “Make it the Best.”

Shubhra Shetty

Shubhra Shetty, MD
Regional associate dean of the North Campus and professor of medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Shubhra Shetty, MD is regional associate dean of the North Campus and professor of medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Shubhra secured grant funding and built the infrastructure required to open The Wright Center’s Ryan White HIV Clinic.

Abby Stiles

Abby Stiles, RN
Nurse in same-day surgery at Geisinger Medical Center

Abby Stiles, RN is a nurse in same-day surgery at Geisinger Medical Center. Abby has fostered a strong sense of community and collaboration among staff and consistently delivers quality patient care.

Chelsea Reichard

Chelsea Reichard
Inpatient nursing operations manager at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Chelsea Reichard is an inpatient nursing operations manager at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital. Chelsea has influenced the community’s positive perception of Geisinger Jersey Shore through her volunteerism.

Patricia Diehl

Patricia Diehl
Guest services associate at Geisinger Medical Center

Patricia Diehl is a guest services associate at Geisinger Medical Center. Pat’s long tenure and vast knowledge of the hospital has made her the team’s go-to trusted advisor.

Christine Oberdorf

Christine Oberdorf
Senior administrative assistant in Neurosurgery

Christine Oberdorf, senior administrative assistant in Neurosurgery, has been nicknamed the “knower of all knowledge” by her team.

Stacey Cummings

Stacey Cummings, MD
Vice chair of Outpatient Pediatrics

Stacey Cummings, MD is the vice chair of Outpatient Pediatrics. Stacey has created a positive atmosphere by using affirmative language and encouraging the team to share ideas.

Check this page daily for updates to the women of Geisinger recognized throughout the month of March.