Geisinger Medical Center

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Geisinger Medical Center
Geisinger Health System
Geography
Location Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40.9678905, -76.6050616
Organisation
Hospital type Regional Resource Medical Center
Services
Emergency department Adult Level I
Pediatric Level II
Beds 594
History
Founded 1915
Links
Website http://www.geisinger.org/locations/gmc/

Geisinger Medical Center is a hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, serving as the primary hospital for the Danville-based Geisinger Health System, a primary chain of hospitals and clinics which includes the Danville medical center across northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Geisinger Medical Center is the primary tertiary/quartary care hospital for Central Pennsylvania and was named one of the top fifty hospitals in the country, as of October 2012. It is the primary place of practice for the 551 physicians in the Geisinger Medical Center as well as the education center for residents and fellows in 28 specialties. These specialties include, but are not limited to, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, oncology, cardiology, and radiology. Geisinger is home to a level I trauma center and a regional heart, stroke, and neuroscience institute.

Geisinger Life Flight, a five-helicopter medevac system, is based at the hospital. With Geisinger Life Flight and a level I trauma center, Geisinger is home to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. The hospital strives "to maximize the health potential of every infant, child and adolescent by partnering with our patients, their health care providers, families, communities and government on issues of wellness delivered by an affordable, accessible, quality comprehensive system that fosters education and research."[1]

Medical Services[edit]

Geisinger Medical Center offers an array of medical services to meet the various patient populations. Those medical specialties include:

  • Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Anesthesia
  • Audiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cancer Institute
  • Cardiology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Cosmetics Program
  • Critical Care
  • Dental Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Fertility Center
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Heart Services
  • Hip & Knee Center
  • Imaging Services
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Mammography
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pediatrics (General)
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Anesthesia & Sedation
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Dental Surgery
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric General Surgery
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Hospitalists
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Interventional Radiology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatric Weight Management & Nutrition
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Services
  • Spine Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Trauma Center
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Weight Management Clinic
  • Women's Health

Geisinger Medical Center offers medical services in different pavilions throughout the hospital. They include:

  • Abigail Geisinger Pavilion (A elevators)
  • Bush Pavilion (B elevators)
  • Concourse Pavilion (C elevators)
  • Dickey Pavilion (D elevators)
  • Foss Pavilion (F elevators)
  • Geisinger Pavilion (G elevator)
  • Janet Weis Children's Hospital Pavilion (J elevators)
  • Hospital for Advanced Medicine (M elevators)
  • Women's Pavilion (W elevator)

Education[edit]

Geisinger offers residency programs in the following areas:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery - Allopathic
  • General Surgery - Osteopathic
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
  • Medical Physics
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology Pharmacy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiology
  • Urology

They also offer advanced training in these fellowships:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Clinical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Palliative & Supportive Medicine
  • Pediatric Hospitalist
  • Procedural Dermatology
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery

Hospital for Advanced Medicine[edit]

On February 9, 2010 Geisinger Medical Center opened the Hospital for Advanced Medicine (HFAM). The building is eight stories high and totals 300,000 square feet. Included in the building is a 4 operating room, 32,000 square feet surgical suite. The building focuses on Geisinger's Heart and Vascular Institute, highlighting Geisinger's cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and vascular surgeons. Also in the building are three inpatient nursing units, each with 30 private patient rooms:

-HFAM 6 Orthopaedic Surgery - Opened in 2013, this floor focuses on all aspects of inpatient post-orthopaedic and surgical care, with a special focus on total joint replacement patients. The floor boasts a comprehensive gymnasium used for inpatient rehabilitation following surgery.

-HFAM 7 Acuity Adaptable Care Unit - Opened in 2010, this unit features the capability of all patient rooms being equipped for cardiac care up to intensive care, allowing all aspects of care to occur without moving the patient to a different room with different levels of care. This newly designed concept has a primary focus on patient care and comfort.

-HFAM 8 Medicine/Surgery with Telemetry - Opened in 2010, this floor provides general medical and surgical care to patients who are in need of telemetry.

Geisinger Laboratory Medicine[edit]

On March 21, 2013 ground was broken on a new 115,000 square foot laboratory medicine facility. The new building will be directly connected to the Hospital for Advanced Medicine. will replace the current medical testing labs and provide space to expand Geisinger’s clinical, research and teaching programs. The new building will provide lab testing, education and research areas, as well as staff and employee offices, meeting rooms and support areas. The project is expected to cost $52 million and will be completed in April 2015.

Awards[edit]

Geisinger Medical Center has won many awards including Solucient's top 100 hospitals in cardiac care and Solucient's top 100 hospitals Performance Improvement Leaders. Geisinger Health System was recently named to the Thompson Reuter's Top 100 Hospital's List.

Geisinger was also named a Magnet Hospital in 2008, a designation provided by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center (ANCC). This award designates hospitals in the United States in which all aspects of nursing care are on a superb level. Only 6% of hospitals nationwide receive this honor.

See also[edit]

Clinics close to the main hospital: Lewistown, Milton, Lewisburg, Bloomsburg

References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°58′05″N 76°36′22″W / 40.968°N 76.606°W / 40.968; -76.606