Press Releases

Geisinger, IBM create predictive technology to flag sepsis risk

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger and the IBM Data Science Elite team have broken new ground in detecting sepsis risk by creating a sophisticated predictive model using data from the integrated health system’s electronic health record. The body's response to an infection can cause sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects about 1.7 million American adults. Sepsis is...

Neurologist joins Geisinger Holy Spirit

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, August 15, 2018
CAMP HILL –  Alexandru Olaru, M.D., has joined Geisinger Holy Spirit Neurology. Dr. Olaru earned his medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, and a residency in neurology at Geisinger Medical Center. He specializes in electromyography, a procedure...

Geisinger Holy Spirit receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus award

Susan Ecenbarger - Friday, August 10, 2018
CAMP HILL – Geisinger Holy Spirit has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing the American Heart Association’s quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Geisinger Holy Spirit earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance to re-establish blood flow to blocked...

Geisinger Holy Spirit Cancer Center named ‘Center of Excellence’

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, July 18, 2018
CAMP HILL – Geisinger Holy Spirit has been named a Center of Excellence for SAVI Brachy breast cancer treatment by Cianna Medical, becoming the fourth treatment center in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. Cianna Medical is the developer of the SAVI Brachy technique and device. SAVI Brachy is a precise radiation therapy for early stage breast cancer that reduces treatment time and...

Geisinger Holy Spirit Now Offering Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Susan Ecenbarger - Monday, June 4, 2018
CAMP HILL – Geisinger Holy Spirit now offers a pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with chronic lung diseases. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and symptom management program that helps to improve the quality of life for those living with chronic lung conditions. Participation can be beneficial for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial...

Geisinger Holy Spirit maintains Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

S. Ecenbarger - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
CAMP HILL – Geisinger Holy Spirit has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. To...

Geisinger and St. Luke’s Teaming Up to Build New Hospital in Schuylkill County

S. Ecenbarger - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Collaboration is first of its kind in Pennsylvania. ORWIGSBURG, Pa. – St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) and Geisinger are partnering to build a new acute care hospital in southern Schuylkill County – on Route 61 near Orwigsburg.  The fully-licensed, 80-bed hospital will include an emergency department and a full range of specialties and services....

Geisinger Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Named “Minority Executive to Watch in...

S. Ecenbarger - Monday, March 5, 2018
DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger is pleased to announce that Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2018’s Minority Executives to Watch in Healthcare. The biennial program recognizes the Ten to Watch honorees and this year’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for influencing policy and care delivery models across the country while...

Geisinger Holy Spirit cardiologist receives Certified Physician Executive credentialing

S. Ecenbarger - Thursday, March 1, 2018
CAMP HILL – Safwat Gassis, M.D., of Geisinger Holy Spirit Cardiology, has earned Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification from the American Association for Physician Leadership. CPE designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education while also demonstrating effective health care industry knowledge and leadership...

Geisinger Names New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

S. Ecenbarger - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Thirty-year financial veteran Kevin V. Roberts joining the health system in April after Kevin Brennan announces retirement DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger has named Kevin V. Roberts, MBA, CPA, its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Roberts will oversee all financial activities of the integrated health care delivery system and will serve on Geisinger’s executive...