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Geisinger Medical Center in Muncy sees progress

PHOTO PROVIDED The final beam at the Geisinger Medical Center Muncy healthplex is hoisted into place. Attached to the beam is a sign with signatures from local Geisinger and Highmark Health employees.

MUNCY TOWNSHIP — The final beam for the new 120,000 square foot Geisinger Medical Center healthplex in Muncy Township is now in place.

Due to the placement of the beam during the COVID pandemic, Geisinger, Highmark and their construction crews held a private ceremony to celebrate the accomplishment.

The construction project still remains to be on schedule, according to Marc Stempka, Geisinger media relations specialist.

“We know this healthplex is going to create a new environment for our neighbors to get their health care in a much easier way,” Geisinger president and CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu said in the press release.

In its entirety, the healthplex will include numerous features to “meet the emergency, routine and acute care needs of those living in Lycoming, Sullivan, Clinton and Tioga counties”.

“This is an exciting step in the process of opening this new facility and bringing new services to the Williamsport area,” said Deborah Rice-Johnson, president of Highmark, Inc.

The facility will include a clinical decision unit, a full-service emergency room and department, imaging and lab services, oncology services, chemotherapy preparation and general surgery.

Also included are a multi-specialty clinic with pediatric and adult primary care, cardiology, pulmonary and women’s health services, orthopedics, ophthalmology as well as operating suites and 20 inpatient beds.

This joint project between Geisinger and Highmark was announced in 2017.Since then, both Geisinger and Highmark have committed over $100 million to improve existing clinical facilities, expanding health care services as well as develop new facilities.

The healthplex is expected to be completed this fall.

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