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March 12, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST BRUNSWICK TWP., Pa. – On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Geisinger Health System held a topping off ceremony at the site of the future Geisinger–Orwigsburg clinic. The ceremony included Geisinger employees and event attendees signing the last steel beam before it is hoisted into place, signifying completion of the structural phase of construction.
The forthcoming facility is located at the site of the former Deer Lake Drive-In Theater and will replace the current clinic at 200 Pinebrook Place in Orwigsburg. The family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics practice and laboratory services will continue in the new clinic.
“Radiology services and a CareSite Pharmacy will be added to give our patients a convenient, one-stop experience when they come in for a doctor’s visit,” said Carolyn Houk, M.D., department medical director, community practice, Schuylkill County. “With the increased space and new services, we can open our doors wider to welcome new patients of all ages.”
Other speakers at the topping off ceremony included Kirk Fanelli, project manager for L&K Construction, vice president of Fanelli Group Properties, LLC, and Jim Turner, supervisor for West Brunswick Township.
At 17,000 square feet, the new facility more than triples the size of the current clinic. It is being built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and will feature state-of-the-art exam rooms, spacious registration and waiting areas, and have additional space for future growth.
The Orwigsburg location is part of Geisinger’s community practice offering, which includes approximately 40 locations across the health system’s 44-county service area.
Pictured, from left, are Lorien Beishline, operations manager, Schuylkill County, Geisinger;
Jim Turner, supervisor, West Brunswick Township; Carolyn Houk, MD, medical director,
Schuylkill County, Geisinger; Kirk Fanelli, project manager, L&K Construction Inc.; and
Deborah Lehigh, site supervisor, Geisinger–Orwigsburg, as they sign the steel beam
before it is hoisted into position.
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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