Geisinger employees make record donations to United Way

CONTACT: Matthew Van Stone: 570-808-3248
Feb. 26, 2013
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DANVILLE, Pa. – Employees of Geisinger Health System donated more than $400,000 to the United Way during the health system’s annual employee campaign.

Geisinger’s 2012 United Way campaign set a new record for total dollar amounts raised, concluding with employee contributions of $411,319.97 to nearly 30 different United Way organizations throughout the Geisinger service area as well as several areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy. This total far exceeded the campaign’s goal of $250,000, and the previous record of $379,754.50 set last year.'

“The Geisinger mission and the goal of United Way share a common purpose: to improve the quality of life for people in our local communities,” said Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System. “At a time when people throughout our service area and nation face serious hardships, Geisinger employees demonstrated their compassion, generosity and commitment to improving the quality of life for those in need.”

Geisinger’s 2012 United Way campaign kicked off on Sept. 10 and concluded on Nov. 30.

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 17,000 employees, including a 900-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 310,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 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  Geisinger. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and  Facebook

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