Geisinger Medical Center cuts ribbon on the new endoscopy suite

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April 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

DANVILLE, PA – Geisinger Medical Center officials conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new endoscopy suite at the Hospital for Advanced Medicine (HfAM) on Friday, April 19.

The new, 10-room, 21,000-square-foot endoscopy suite on the first floor of the HfAM will provide additional room for the safe and efficient procedural care of both adult and pediatric patients. Endoscopy procedures, which utilize small cameras to explore unreachable areas of the body, are most commonly used for gastrointestinal procedures and colonoscopies.

Geisinger Medical Center endoscopy suite ribbon-cutting party (from L to R): Dennis Torretti, M.D., associate chief medical Officer, chairman of medicine, Geisinger Health System; Sue Hallick, executive vice president and Geisinger Health System's chief nursing officer; Ken Wood, chief medical officer, Geisinger Medical Center (GMC); Sue Fetterman, vice president of operations, Division of Medicine, GHS; Ken Holdren, chief administrative officer, clinical enterprise; Amitpal Johal, M.D., medical director, endoscopy, GMC; Michael Komar, M.D., director of gastroenterology, GHS; Tom Sokola, chief administrative officer, GMC; Kate Mullally, project manager of administrative resources in clinical operations; Scott Singer, operations manager, medicine support services, GMC; Crystal Muthler, vice president of nursing, GMC; Hope Zieber, team leader, endoscopy diagnostic lab; Kelly Ansbach, nurse, endoscopy suite; Sky Haupt, nurse, endoscopy suite; Janessa Dieter-Perch, nurse, endoscopy suite; and Lori Kuhn, nurse, endoscopy suite.   Photo by Mike Ferlazzo, public relations, Geisinger Health System