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Geisinger employee retires after 49 years

Jan. 29, 2010, DANVILLE – David Bowers, an employee in Geisinger Medical Center’s (GMC) Automated Testing Lab Plus (ATL Plus), is retiring after 49 years at GMC.

“Dave Bowers was an exemplary member of the Geisinger family for nearly five decades, and throughout his time at Geisinger Medical Center, he displayed exceptional technical abilities and dedication to quality work,” said Skip Sharetts, Supervisor, ATL Plus. “He was respected and admired by his co-workers during his time here, and to commit 49 years to one organization is a rare and inspiring feat.”

In September 1961, Bowers started his career at GMC in its morgue. After two and a half years, he transferred into Geisinger’s Certified Lab Assistant Program. Upon completing the program, Bowers joined the Chemistry Department (now called ATL Plus).

Over the last 10 years, Bowers assumed a leadership role in the Automated Chemistry section of ATL Plus, both as a Section Leader and as a Medical Technologist II.

Although he is retiring, Bowers still hopes to work one day a week as a flex medical technologist.

Bowers was raised in Elysburg and has lived in Dutch Hill for the last 35 years.

Pictured, from left, are Duane Sargent, technical specialist; retiree Dave Bowers and Glenn Steele
Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Geisinger Health System.