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Geisinger Specialty Care - Shamokin to host women's heart screenings Feb. 27

CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo: 570-214-7410, 515-450-2908 (c),
Feb. 25, 2013

COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – With heart disease remaining the leading killer of women, Geisinger Health System’s Women’s Heart and Vascular Health Program will sponsor free heart-healthy screening for women on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Geisinger Specialty Care – Shamokin, 4203 Hospital Road.

The free screenings will include:

  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Height, weight, Body Mass Index

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, please call 1-800-275-6401 and ask for “Carelink,” or visit

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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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