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Geisinger Health System and Holy Spirit Health System affiliation approved

CAMP HILL, Pa. / DANVILLE, Pa. – Employees, physicians, officials and guests attended a joining ceremony today at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., to celebrate Holy Spirit becoming an affiliate of Geisinger Health System. The affiliation became official earlier this month following final approval from the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Pennsylvania Department of […]

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Geisinger-Community Medical Center to host free Breast Cancer Awareness event

SCRANTON, Pa. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Month, Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) will present a free community lecture Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. in the G-CMC Professional Building auditorium, 315 Colfax Ave. G-CMC surgeon John E. Mitchell, M.D., will discuss breast cancer prevention and treatment strategies including when to see a doctor, therapy […]

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Cardiac Electrophysiologist to join Geisinger-Community Medical Center

SCRANTON, Pa. – Michelle Diane Spotnitz, M.D., will join the Heart and Vascular Institute at Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) Oct. 6 as a cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Spotnitz is a 2000 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. She received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York […]

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Geisinger-Community Medical Center receives American Heart Association accreditation as the “Heart Attack Receiving Center” in Scranton

Hospital is the first and only accredited Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center in Scranton SCRANTON, Pa. – Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. G-CMC is the first and only accredited Heart Attack Receiving Center in Scranton, and one of just five hospitals in […]

Geisinger-Community Medical Center now offering free parking

SCRANTON, Pa. – Parking is now free at Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC). Effective Oct. 1, patients and visitors will no longer be charged $4 to park in the public parking garage on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Mulberry Street. “We really listened to our patients and their families when we decided to go this […]

Geisinger and PrimeMed announce Geisinger’s acquisition of PrimeMed’s radiology, laboratory, sleep and other ancillary service business lines; and signing of collaborative physician services agreement

Scranton, PA—Geisinger Clinic and PrimeMed, PC, announced today the acquisition of PrimeMed’s diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, outpatient medical laboratory services, physical therapy and diagnostic sleep business lines by Geisinger Clinic; and the signing of a long-term, collaborative physician services agreement between Geisinger Clinic and PrimeMed’s primary care physicians. The collaborative physician services agreement will permit […]

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Geisinger-Community Medical Center neurosurgeon begins clinical outreach

SCRANTON, Pa. – Stanley G. Pugsley, Jr., M.D., FACS, began offering adult neurosurgical services at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, on Sept. 23. Dr. Pugsley is primarily based at Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC). He specializes in treating brain tumors, surgical manifestations of stroke-related illnesses, peripheral nerve conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome and spasticity, and degenerative disc […]

Geisinger Health System honored by Premier, Inc. for supply chain innovation

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health System received Premier, Inc.’s Supply Chain Innovation Award for creating new levels of performance to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care. Geisinger is one of only four Premier members to receive the award this year. Premier, a leading health care improvement company, unites an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and […]

Living with chronic illness: How better manage pain and lead a more active life

SCRANTON, Pa. – If you live with a chronic illness, a condition that lasts a year or longer, limits activity, and may require ongoing care, you have lots of company. More than 125 million Americans have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, cancer, glaucoma and heart disease. People with different chronic conditions face common […]

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Geisinger Appoints Regional Director of Stroke

SCRANTON, Pa. – Pankajavalli Ramakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Geisinger as the regional director of stroke for Geisinger’s two Joint Commission Primary Stroke Centers in northeastern Pennsylvania, Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre. In her role, Dr. Ramakrishnan will deliver neuroendovascular interventional radiology services while providing administrative […]

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Geisinger neurosurgeon named to Best Doctor’s list

SCRANTON, Pa. — Robert J. Weil, M.D., FAANS, FACS, has been named to the highly selective national Best Doctors list for 2013-2014. Dr. Weil, a neurosurgeon and Geisinger Health System’s Chief Medical Executive, Northeast Region, and System Associate Chief Scientific Officer, practices at Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC). His clinical focus is principally on brain and […]

Geisinger Health System launches ProvenWellness Neighborhood

Scranton pilot program awarded multiple grants SCRANTON, Pa. – It’s a beautiful day in “The Neighborhood.”  Geisinger’s ProvenWellness Neighborhood – a Geisinger Health System model of care that will focus on individuals who are uninsured/underinsured with the most critical health care needs – recently launched in the Scranton community. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has […]

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“Be in Good Health” Day in the City of Scranton

Scranton is one of 16 semi-finalists in the Way to Wellville nationwide competition! The Way to Wellville – an initiative sponsored by HICCup, a … [Read More...]

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Geisinger and SUN Home Health & Hospice comprehensive integration agreement approved

DANVILLE, Pa.—Geisinger Community Health Services (GCHS) and SUN Home Health & Hospice (SUN) announced today that they have received regulatory … [Read More...]

Geisinger among 63 employers in nation recognized for promoting healthy workplaces, lifestyles

DANVILLE, Pa. – The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, recognized Geisinger Health System with its … [Read More...]

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Scranton Named Semifinalist in National “Way to Wellville” Competition

The “Electric City” one of 16 Communities Selected by Esther Dyson-backed Nonprofit SCRANTON, Pa. The City of Scranton has been selected as one of … [Read More...]

Geisinger-Community Medical Center to begin Get Fresh farmer’s market

SCRANTON, Pa. – Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) will begin a monthly Get Fresh farmer’s market on Wednesday, June 18 in the Atrium Café at … [Read More...]

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AtlantiCare and Geisinger health systems sign definitive agreement

Atlantic City, NJ/Danville, Pa. – AtlantiCare health system, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, announced … [Read More...]

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Geisinger president and CEO Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., named among 50 most influential leaders in health care

Dr. Steele places eighth on national Modern Healthcare list DANVILLE, Pa. – Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, … [Read More...]

Geisinger annual economic impact increases to $7.4 billion

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health System annually contributes more than $7.4 billion to the local, regional and state economy, according to a new … [Read More...]

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Geisinger-Community Medical Center receives stroke proclamation

SCRANTON, Pa. – In recognition of the month of May as National Stroke Awareness Month, Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) was honored by the … [Read More...]

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LIFE Geisinger is hosting a Complimentary LUNCH and LEARN Program

Caring for the Caregiver   Friday, May 30, 2014 * 12:00 PM LIFE Geisinger   Presented by: Sr. Grace Campbell, IHM   Reservations are … [Read More...]

Geisinger-Community Medical Center named one of safest hospitals in country

SCRANTON, Pa. – Once again, Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) has received the top score for safety by the Leapfrog Group, receiving an “A” … [Read More...]

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Joanne E. Wade selected to speak at Scranton Chamber’s Women’s Network

Luncheon, lecture scheduled for April 16  SCRANTON, Pa. – Joanne E. Wade, executive vice president, strategic program development, Geisinger Health … [Read More...]

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Testimonials
I was admited as a patient of Dr. Schmaltz for dual knee replacements on 8/18/11. The care I received by Dr. Schmaltz, his assistants, PT's and the nursing staff on 5th was outstanding. The nursing staff are very proficient ,"tops", in taking care of their orthopedic patients. Dr. Schmaltz's entire staff is operated like a very well "oiled machine" and I received top drawer care by all. I thought you would like to know of my positive experience as a patient of Dr. Schmaltz and the CMC staff.

Pat Sulla
"I never thought it would happen to me where I would need the services provided by CMC’s Trauma Center. The thought of not having a center in our region is not an option. The excellent and immediate critical care I received for my injuries has given me the opportunity to continue to watch my children grow up.”

Deborah Messett
“My husband and I received the call every parent dreads: ‘Your son has been in an automobile accident.’ As we anxiously drove to CMC’s emergency department, we were comforted knowing he was in the very best hands.”

Virginia McGregor
Cuando iba a surgia tenia miedo. Pero toda las personas que trataron conmigo eran bien cortes y respetuoso. Lo mas importante para mi es que estoy recuperando mejor de lo que yo esperaba.

David Reyes
“I am 85 years old and a WW II veteran. Thank goodness CMC and the nurses on the 8th floor do such a good job taking care of us youngsters.”

George Fricovsky
Dr. stahl is a miracle worker! If you ever need heart surgery, go to him.

Joyce Maddi
Excellent service and the Doctor was wonderful. Staff looked after my loved one very well. Extremely grateful.

Marvin Slomowitz
"Immediate and professional medical assessment, combined with genuine human concern expressed by all individuals who cared for me, was the Trauma Center’s prescription for alleviating my fears and healing my pain. During the entire time I was being treated, the same concern was extended to my family who received continuous information concerning my condition.”

Al Antonello
“My mom was 78 years old when she had her open heart surgery. (Since then) she has been blessed with six great-grandchildren, has attended family weddings, and has experienced many happy times in the last ten years.”

Ellen & Russell Barrett
"The Trauma Center literally saved my life.”

Sabina Ehrenhardt