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The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is one facility among ten within the VA Stars & Stripes Healthcare Network. The Wilkes-Barre VA is a general medical and surgical facility consisting of 116 operating hospital beds, 105 nursing home beds, and 10 substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment program beds. The facility serves veterans throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York State. It is affiliated with the Drexel University College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network (medical residency affiliation with Allentown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Mercy Health Partners
In the summer of 2005, after more than 108 years of community leadership and service to the people of Wilkes-Barre by the Sisters of Mercy, the ownership of Mercy Hospital Wilkes-Barre was transferred to Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pennsylvania. In making this announcement, Catholic Healthcare Partners, the parent organization of Mercy Health Partners, indicated that Mercy Health Partners will embrace a new healthcare approach focused on enhanced, sustainable healthcare for the community. “The Mission of Mercy will continue beyond the walls of the hospital for years to come as we extend the healing ministry of Jesus through community outreach and support programs, and continued support of Catholic Healthcare at Mercy Hospital, Scranton and Mercy Special Care Hospital, Nanticoke.”

Wyoming Valley Health Care System
Wyoming Valley Health Care System was founded in 1992 with the merger of two of the region’s oldest health care institutions – Nesbitt Memorial Hospital and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. In the fall of 2001, all acute care services at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital were transferred to and consolidated at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital – making it the region’s largest acute care hospital. Following extensive renovations, Nesbitt Memorial Hospital was renamed Nesbitt Memorial Medical Center. The majority of Wyoming Valley Health Care System’s behavioral health services are located at Nesbitt.

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is the largest community hospital in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Its medical staff includes more than 400 physicians representing nearly 50 medical and surgical specialties. In the fall of 2001, the Wyoming Valley Health Care System consolidated all acute care services at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, including Obstetrics and Gynecology in the newly named Nesbitt Women’s and Children’s Center.  Additionally, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is home to a cardiac care program – the Heart and Vascular Institute, an open heart surgery program, a cardiac telemetry unit, cardiac care unit and cardiothoracic intensive care unit, a comprehensive oncology program, and Northeastern Pennsylvania’s only Gamma Knife Center.

Hazleton Health Alliance
The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) provides health care services to the residents of Hazleton and southern Luzerne County; roughly 100,000 people. GHHA was created in 1996 when Hazleton’s two hospitals joined together to form the Alliance. The Alliance’s two facilities – Hazleton General Campus and Hazleton-Saint Joseph Campus provide 231 inpatient beds and 16 acute rehabilitation beds. Its medical staff consists of more than 100 highly-rated and well-respected physicians in a wide variety of specialties.  The Hazleton General Campus features a family birthing center. Other services include: an emergency department, intensive care unit, operating room, post-anesthesia recovery unit, short stay surgery, endoscopy unit, pulmonary disease clinic, oncology unit, adult inpatient mental health unit, and medical, surgical, pediatric and isolation care. The Hazleton-Saint Joseph Campus is an acute care facility with an 11-bed sub-acute care unit. The campus features an intensive care unit, a telemetry unit, and a skilled care unit.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Geisinger Health Care System is a physician-led health care system, dedicated to health care, education, research and service that has been serving Luzerne County and its surrounding communities for nearly 100 years.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) is conveniently located in Wilkes-Barre and provides expert and compassionate care by dedicated professionals with the most advanced technology for the citizens of Northeast Pennsylvania. Patients consistently rate GWV far above the national averages in treatment and care, and the medical center has been recognized nationally as a Solucient® Top 100 Hospital. The GWV campus includes The Heart Hospital at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, a facility entirely dedicated to caring for cardiac patients; The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Unit, dedicated exclusively to children and modeled after Geisinger’s Children’s Hospital in Danville; a variety of specialized surgical services; women’s services; and a joint alliance with the Fox Chase Cancer Program at The Henry Cancer Center at GWV. The medical center also operates a full-time hospital’s physician program, with doctors working round the clock to care for hospital inpatients.

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is the most recent addition to the Geisinger Health Care System’s expanding network to health care facilities. This 191-bed hospital partners with its medical staff and employees to provide high quality, compassionate care close to home.

Geisinger Health System also includes Marworth, an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment center; a heart institute, a cancer institute, a neurosciences program, two research centers, 41 community practice physician offices and one of the largest not-for-profit HMOs in the country.

Last Updated: 01/15/07 00:55:29
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