Geisinger president/CEO again named among most powerful in healthcare

Aug. 25, 2010, DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., M.D., PhD, has been named among Modern Healthcare magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for the second consecutive year. Dr. Steele ranked No. 35, up from No. 90 in 2009.

“Inclusion on this highly regarded list is very gratifying, and I appreciate being part of such an influential list of individuals,” said Dr. Steele. “It is an honor that Geisinger’s innovative approaches to enhancing quality and value for our patients and health plan members are being recognized.”

Since Dr. Steele joined Geisinger in 2001, the health system has been successful in recruiting many highly esteemed and experienced physicians and researchers, updating and expanding medical facilities to bring Geisinger care closer to patients throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania, and expanding the health system’s electronic health record system.

Geisinger’s ProvenCare® pay for performance and ProvenHealth NavigatorSM medical home initiatives have received accolades by leaders in Washington, D.C., as well as national media outlets. The health system also has repeatedly been identified as a successful model for national healthcare reform.

Dr. Steele also has appeared previously in Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Powerful Physicians ranking.

Modern Healthcare is an award-winning healthcare business news, commentary and opinion publication. This year, readers submitted nearly 56,000 nominations, up more than 50 percent from the previous year.

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including advanced medical home and ProvenCare® ("warranty") program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org.

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