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Geisinger earns Joint Accreditation for continuing education program

CONTACT:  Mike Ferlazzo: 570-214-7410, 515-450-2908 (c),
Dec. 30, 2013


DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Health System (GHS) was recently awarded Joint Accreditation for its interprofessional continuing education program, becoming only the 11th institution in the country to receive this recognition. The designation is the first in the world to accredit nursing, medical and pharmacy continuing education activities through a single, unified application process. It acknowledges the top-quality education offered by GHS’ Center for Continuing Professional Development.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) all commend GHS for its vision, leadership and commitment to life-long learning.

“This Joint Accreditation represents the gold standard in continuing education collaboration and fully functioning teams for pharmacists, nurses and physicians at Geisinger’s Center for Continuing Professional Development,” said Linda Famiglio (right), M.D., FAAP, chief academic officer, Geisinger Health System. “We’re now one of the few health systems nationwide, and that makes us truly elite.”

Through Joint Accreditation from the ACCME, ANCC and ACPE, Geisinger will accredit clinical skills and workshops in collaboration with the Geisinger Education and Medical Simulation (GEMS) Center following the single joint criteria for all three types of credit. The accreditation has been granted for six years through November 2019.

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 20,800 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, seven hospital campuses, two research centers and a 448,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $6.1 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, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and  Facebook.

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