Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital were three of 330 hospitals worldwide that were recognized on the list. Geisinger Wyoming Valley ranked 167th, while Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital ranked 179th and 286th, respectively. They are among nine recognized hospitals in Pennsylvania and only 101 hospitals selected in the United States. All three Geisinger hospitals are the only hospitals in their service areas, just four in total — three are Geisinger hospitals — outside of the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh area.
The evaluated hospitals were evaluated according to five criteria: electronic functions, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
“This recognition highlights our investment in providing our dedicated staff with the technology and tools they need to provide excellent care to our patients and communities,” said Megan Brosious, chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s Central Region. “Equipping our teams with the latest resources allows them to provide advanced, cutting-edge treatment options to our patients.” With these opportunities, many of our neighbors are able to stay close to home to care for their family and friends.
Geisinger has a long history of using technology to improve the quality of care, advance research, facilitate communication with providers, and improve access to services for patients and members.
Investments in the da Vinci Surgical System® and Mako® robotic arm surgery are concrete examples of how technology directly benefits patients. Robot-assisted surgeries allow for greater precision, smaller incisions, fewer scars, less pain and discomfort, and the ability to treat areas that are difficult for the human hand to reach.
Telemedicine has been an important tool in some areas of care at Geisinger for years, but the COVID pandemic has accelerated its use systemwide. From 2020 March. Geisinger has expanded its telemedicine visit capabilities and now offers telehealth consultations in more than 70 specialties. The health system has also added virtual emergency services to its care options.
Advanced imaging tools for diagnostic and surgical procedures, as well as electronic health records, are another example of the technology Geisinger uses every day to care for patients.
“Geisinger has a long history of innovation and providing advanced care capabilities in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania,” said Ron Beer, Geisinger’s Northeast Regional Chief Administrative Officer. “Every investment is in our patients, and this honor reflects that commitment.” By developing the programs and improving the tools we provide to our care teams, we improve the health of our patients and communities.
Geisinger is committed to improving the health of the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes the medical, nursing and graduate schools. . With more than 25,000 employees and more than 1,700 physicians, Geisinger adds billions of dollars to the economy of its hometown in Pennsylvania each year. Learn more at geisinger.org or contact us Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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