Press Releases

Geisinger scientists lead multinational study of COVID-19 and stroke Data shows low correlation...

Susan Ecenbarger - Thursday, September 10, 2020
DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger scientists led a team of experts from around the world to study the correlation between COVID-19 infection and stroke risk. The multinational COVID-19 Stroke Study Group included scientists and clinicians from 99 medical centers in 11 countries. The team was led by Ramin Zand, M.D., a vascular neurologist and clinician-scientist at Geisinger, and coordinated by...

Geisinger recognized as top telehealth network in the U.S.

Susan Ecenbarger - Sunday, September 6, 2020
Award presented at virtual Telehealth Innovation Forum DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger was recognized as a top telehealth network in the United States at the recent Telehealth Innovation Forum, hosted by Teladoc Health. Geisinger was named one of four “Top Telehealth Innovators and Leaders,” earning the designation as the number-one national telehealth network for “...

Geisinger hospitals earn American Heart Association awards for heart attack care

Susan Ecenbarger - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
DANVILLE, Pa. – Four Geisinger facilities, including Geisinger Holy Spirit, have been recognized by the American Heart Association for their ability to treat the most severe type of heart attack and for adhering to proven care guidelines that benefit patients. Geisinger Holy Spirit, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre have...

LIFE Geisinger comes to Schuylkill County this fall

Susan Ecenbarger - Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Former garment factory new home for senior care facility and housing development MINERSVILLE, Pa. – After sitting vacant for more than 50 years, a former garment factory in downtown Minersville gets a new lease on life this fall. LIFE Geisinger will open its fifth senior care facility at the old factory as part of the Miners Lofts project at 2 Lewis St. in Minersville. The newly...

Geisinger Medical Center chosen as hip and knee replacement Center of Excellence

Susan Ecenbarger - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The hospital is the only hospital with the Employers Centers of Excellence Network that has the designation for cardiac, spine, bariatrics and hip and knee replacement surgeries in the country DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE) for hip and knee replacement surgeries in the Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN) by Health...

Geisinger receives federal grant to expand residency training to serve rural and underserved...

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, July 8, 2020
DANVILLE – The Geisinger Lewistown Family Medicine Residency received federal grant funding that will help build pipeline programs, as well as recruitment and retention strategies, to better meet the needs of rural and underserved populations. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Geisinger a $...

Geisinger receives $979,000 to bolster telemedicine services

Susan Ecenbarger - Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Funding will support continued virtual access to primary and specialty care DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger has been awarded $978,935 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Geisinger will use the award to purchase telemedicine carts, tablet computers, and telemedicine peripherals such as hand-held cameras and...

PA Clinical Network and Geisinger Health Plan announce value-based contract agreement

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Harrisburg, Pa. – The PA Clinical Network and Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) announced today a new, value-based contract to achieve better health outcomes and lower costs for GHP members. “The providers of the PA Clinical Network are committed to the continued wellbeing of their patients,” said Jaan Sidorov, MD president and CEO of the PA Clinical Network. “Geisinger...

Geisinger names Kurt Wrobel President of Geisinger Health Plan, Executive Vice President, Insurance...

Susan Ecenbarger - Tuesday, June 30, 2020
DANVILLE, Pa. – Kurt Wrobel has been named president of Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and executive vice president, insurance operations for Geisinger. Wrobel joined GHP as chief financial officer and chief actuary in 2014 and has served as the interim president of GHP since February. “Kurt has truly stepped up to provide stability and leadership during these past several months, and...

Geisinger receives $3.8 million in funding support to study obesity prevention in preschool-age...

Susan Ecenbarger - Friday, June 26, 2020
Three-year trial will study effectiveness of enhanced well-child visits DANVILLE – Geisinger has received a $3.8 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of enhanced well-child visits in preventing obesity in preschool-age children. Researchers will compare two enhancements to standard well-child visits (WCVs) that...