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GMC chief medical officer elected to HAP board of directors

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Jan. 4, 2013

DANVILLE, Pa. – Kenneth Wood, D.O., chief medical officer, Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), was elected to the board of directors of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) on December 11 in Harrisburg.

Dr. Wood has served as chief medical officer of GMC since 2010. He previously served Geisinger Health System as director of critical care medicine (2010-11), director of eICU (2009-11), and vice-chairman of the Division of Medicine (2009-10).

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care medicine, Dr. Wood is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society and the American College of Physician Executives, in addition to HAP.

HAP is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for nearly 250 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute care, long-term care, home health and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve.

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 17,000 employees, including a 900-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 290,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit  Geisinger. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and  Facebook.

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