On June 3, 2013, Geisinger-Community Medical Center will break ground on an $80 million expansion project. Scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015, the expansion will include an all-new, 14 bed operating suite, a brand new intensive care/ critical care unit, an enhanced lobby that will extend to Mulberry Street and additional clinical [...]
Tai Chi in the Park is the first of many healthy public offerings in Lackawanna County
Beginning June 19, Geisinger-Community Medical Center will offer tai chi classes in Nay Aug Park as part of their ongoing expansion of community wellness initiatives. Classes will be held every Wednesday at 9:30 … [Read More...]
(Free Public Lecture and Screening) Topic: Signs of a Stroke – Join Geisinger-CMC’s newly earned Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center for a discussion on stroke risk factors, symptoms and prevention. Free blood pressure screening will be held before and after the lecture in honor of … [Read More...]
Run Around Scranton
The City of Scranton and Geisinger-Community Medical Center invite you to participate in a “Run Around Scranton.” This free community wellness initiative is open to the public, to encourage and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle while highlighting Scranton’s … [Read More...]
Gold Seal of Approval recognizes effective, timely stroke care
SCRANTON, Pa. – Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) has officially earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center … [Read More...]
Reezwana Chowdhury, M.D., recently joined Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) as a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Chowdhury comes to G-CMC from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she was a fellow in gastroenterology after completing an internal medicine residency at Baylor … [Read More...]
Advanced equipment helps detect seizure source, outline treatment for epilepsy
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Geisinger-Community Medical Center (G-CMC) will unveil its new epilepsy monitoring unit. The new service, which began treating patients in November, monitors patients over the course of several … [Read More...]
When a loved one dies, a bereavement support group can offer many healing benefits. G-CMC’s Spiritual Care team will host two free, interactive … [Read More...]
"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.”
"The Trauma Center literally saved my life.”
“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.”
“I am just two weeks post-op and I want to go back to work!”
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.
“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.”
“I'm mowing my lawn, planting flowers, installing a water heater and going to Florida, all within two months of my heart surgery!”
“This is my son, Paul. I never could have imagined that his life could end. When he was accidentally shot, my mother’s prayer was that the right people would be there to save him. Well, right here in Scranton there are some good doctors, no – GREAT doctors. If the trauma team was not there, my son would have died that day in December. I am told that people with this type of injury do not survive. There were four surgeons and an entire team that were ready for him when minutes mattered, right here in Scranton. He has fully recovered and can’t wait to get his driver’s permit and join the gym. I do believe that God works through these talented people."
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.
“We made it to our 60th anniversary thanks to Dr. Stahl!”