Press Releases

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...

Geisinger Presidet and CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu named among Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential...

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, June 17, 2020
DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger President and CEO Jaewon Ryu, M.D., has been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. This is the second straight year Dr. Ryu has made the annual list. Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives listing honors physician and nurse leaders working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by...

Siemens Healthineers and Geisinger Announce Value Partnership to Drive Digital Healthcare

Susan Ecenbarger - Monday, June 8, 2020
Siemens Healthineers and Geisinger Announce Value Partnership to Drive Digital Healthcare Builds on long-standing relationship and lays groundwork for next decade in patient care Partnership will make better health easier throughout Pennsylvania and in all communities that Geisinger serves Drive digital health collaborations, including artificial intelligence-enabled applications...

Dr. Ngozi Uchendu joins Geisinger Holy Spirit OB/GYN

Susan Ecenbarger - Wednesday, March 11, 2020
CAMP HILL – Ngozi Uchendu, M.D., has joined the staff of Geisinger Holy Spirit OB/GYN. Dr. Uchendu earned her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed a residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Geisinger Holy Spirit OB/GYN offers comprehensive women’s health care at two locations: the American Office...

Geisinger’s Christa Martin selected for Carol Emmott Fellowship

Susan Ecenbarger - Sunday, December 15, 2019
Geisinger researcher one of 21 women selected for prestigious national program DANVILLE, Pa. – Christa Lese Martin, Ph.D., Geisinger’s associate chief scientific officer and director of the Geisinger Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute, has been invited to join the Carol Emmott Fellowship program. Martin joins 20 other accomplished female leaders, representing health...

Geisinger and Medial EarlySign Advance to First Stage of CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge

Susan Ecenbarger - Thursday, December 5, 2019
Joint Proposal to Reduce Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions Selected Among Top 25 Submissions DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger, one of the leading integrated health services organizations in the United States, and EarlySign (earlysign.com), a pioneer in developing machine learning techniques for early detection of disease, have been recognized for their joint proposal being...