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Geisinger names new Associate Chief Medical Officer

CONTACT: Matthew Van Stone: 570-808-3248
April 2, 2012

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. –Gerald Maloney, D.O., was recently named the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger Northeast. He succeeds Anthony Aquilina, D.O., who was recently named the Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger – Community Medical Center in Scranton.

Dr. Maloney joined Geisinger in 2005, most recently serving as Geisinger Northeast’s director of Inpatient Medical Management and director of Palliative Medicine as well as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV). As associate chief medical officer, Dr. Maloney will oversee inpatient and outpatient medical care, performance, quality and workflow across the Geisinger Northeast platform.

“Building on the success he has achieved throughout his career, we are confident that Dr. Maloney will continue enhancing patient care in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Steven Pierdon, M.D., executive vice president and chief executive officer, Geisinger Northeast. “Dr. Maloney’s track record of high-quality care and his experience with patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania made him an ideal candidate for this position and one we feel will be a true asset to our area.”
Dr. Maloney obtained a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1980 and a master of science degree in human services administration from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. in 1986. He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1995. Prior to joining Geisinger, he served as medical director at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, as well as Summit Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. 

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