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Special Observances Set to Mark the Merger of Community Medical Center into Geisinger Health System

SCRANTON, Pa. — Community Medical Center employees will gather Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. in the hospital main lobby for a special unveiling in observance of the impending merger with Geisinger Health System.

The full merger and integration of Community Medical Center into Geisinger Health System will become official at midnight, Feb. 1. The new name will be Geisinger-Community Medical Center.

Veteran CMC employees will join the most recently hired for a brief ceremony at the hospital’s main entranceway unveiling the new look of Geisinger-Community Medical Center.

“The first day in February signifies a new way to think about healthcare in Scranton,” said Robert P. Steigmeyer, CMC president and CEO. “It was important for CMC to partner with a growing health system with proven success that mirrors our own not-for-profit mission, values and standards of care, and we have certainly found that with Geisinger.”

Additional merger events include a first official day celebration on Wednesday which will include a complimentary staff meal for all shifts in the hospital’s Atrium Café. Geisinger and CMC officials will be present throughout the day and evening to welcome and thank employees for their continued support.

On Friday, Feb. 3, a joining ceremony is also slated with Geisinger Health System President and CEO Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., PhD, set to round the hospital to welcome CMC employees into the Geisinger family.

“Like Geisinger, CMC has a proud tradition of providing high quality medical services and serving the community,” said Dr. Steele. “We can now move forward with our plans to build programs, grow services, improve health outcomes and demonstrate value for the people of Scranton and the surrounding area.”

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative
use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including ProvenHealth Navigator, an advanced medical home model, and ProvenCare program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Geisinger.org.