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July 8, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DANVILLE, Pa. – Edgar Kenton, M.D. FAAN, FAHA, director of neurology, Geisinger Health System, has been named director-at-large for the American Heart Association (AHA) Great Rivers Affiliate Board of Directors. The Great Rivers affiliate of the AHA works to combat heart disease and stroke throughout the state of Pennsylvania as well as Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.
“It is the dream of every physician to be put in a position to help as many people as possible maintain long, healthy lives. In this new position, I will relish the opportunity to work with some of the state’s foremost cardiovascular and stroke experts to help improve prevention and care of strokes and cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Kenton.
Dr. Kenton joined Geisinger in October 2012, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Heart Association. He is also a past president of the former Pennsylvania/Delaware American Heart Association, past president and director emeritus of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a past director of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Along with the Great River Affiliate Board of Directors, Dr. Kenton will work toward the group’s Impact goal – by 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.
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 19,000 employees, including a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 413,000-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 www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
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