LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 1, 2019) — Furthering their commitment to providing care closer to home, Geisinger and Highmark Health hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Geisinger Medical Clinic Lock Haven building.
To be constructed at Spring and West Fourth streets in Lock Haven, the building is part of the clinical joint venture between Geisinger and Highmark Health that was finalized earlier this year. Geisinger and Highmark Health are investing more than $100 million to improve existing clinical facilities, develop new ones, expand services and improve access to care across the region.
"As the needs of our communities in north-central Pennsylvania evolve, we are looking toward the future and partnering with Highmark Health to make health care more accessible, more affordable and easier for our communities," said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., Geisinger president and chief executive officer. "With this new partnership, we’re making it easier for residents of Lock Haven and the surrounding area to live their healthiest lives while building towards an overall healthier community."
The two-story facility will offer a walk-in urgent care center, adult and pediatric primary care offices and imaging and lab services. It will also house physical and occupational therapy and a specialty clinic with dermatology, cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery and women’s health services.
"When we announced our joint venture, we said we were going to provide consumers in north-central Pennsylvania greater choice and access to quality local care when and where they need it, close to where they live," said Karen Hanlon, Chief Operating Officer, Highmark Health. "We are happy to say that the joint venture will provide comprehensive access to the services of this medical clinic for both Highmark and Geisinger Health Plan members including those in Medicare Advantage Plans."
The two-story medical clinic is expected to open in early 2021.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA-based company, is the lead company in an enterprise that employs more than 35,000 people who serve millions of Americans across the country and is the second largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation based on revenue. Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to more than 4.4 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware as well as dental insurance, and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses that include United Concordia Companies, and HM Insurance Group. Allegheny Health Network is the parent company of an integrated delivery network that includes eight hospitals, more than 2,300 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions in western Pennsylvania. HM Health Solutions focuses on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge, and integrated cloud-based platforms. To learn more, visit www.highmarkhealth.org.