10 - 29 - 2013 Lewistown Hospital Merger with Geisinger Approved
Lewistown Hospital issued a press release yesterday confirming that the state AG has approved its merger with Geisinger Health System. Hospital officials set the date for this Friday for the new Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Patients will continue to access all of the existing services & eventually additional services at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, including emergency services which are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Geisinger President/CEO Dr. Glen Steele, Jr. said in the release that, "We are pleased to receive the necessary regulatory approvals & thank the AG & Dept. of Health for their diligent, constructive, & collaborative review of this transaction." He added, "We welcome the Lewistown Hospital team into the Geisinger family, & look forward to building programs, gbrowing services, improving outcomes, & demonstrating value to the people of the Juniata Valley."