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Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., listed among the Becker's Hospital Review 40 Smartest People in Healthcare

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March 31, 2014

DANVILLE, Pa. – Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review’s list “40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare,” which highlights individuals who stand out as having the intellect and acumen needed to spearhead successful reform.

Nominees of providers, payers and policymakers were sought out and researched by the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team, which based its decision on leaders who found the best ways to contain costs while improving the quality of care.

“Throughout our organization, we understand and acknowledge that health care is a constantly evolving field in terms of both medical treatment and the business of caring for people at a fair cost,” Dr. Steele said. “With this in mind, we have done our best to evolve along with the national health care landscape while keeping a clear view of what lies ahead and how we can best prepare ourselves to ensure our patients experience no interruption in the high-quality care we provide.”

Joining Dr. Steele on Becker’s list include top executives from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif.; the Center for Medicare Services; The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; and President Barack Obama.

Geisinger Health System was recently recognized for the eleventh consecutive year as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems and 63 Geisinger physicians were listed among the nation’s Best Doctors. In 2013, Dr. Steele was named to Becker’s list of “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals in America.” These recognitions are the latest in an ongoing trend of accolades recognizing Geisinger’s fully integrated model and commitment to quality and innovation.

Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue of Becker’s Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

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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