On December 4, 2012, Geisinger Health System (GHS) and Lewistown Hospital announced that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore ways the organizations can work together to benefit health care in Lewistown and the surrounding area.
With the signing of the letter of intent, Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger can now move into a due diligence process and explore the possibilities of working together in greater detail. This process could take several months.
Lewistown Hospital and Geisinger already work together in a number of ways, including the hospitalist, tele-stroke, tele-echo and eICU programs at the hospital. The multi-specialty Geisinger-Lewistown physician practice has served the community since 1983, and a second primary care practice is located in Juniata. Geisinger acquired Lewistown Cardiology Associates in October 2011 and Juniata Valley Gastroenterology Associates and Endoscopy Center in May 2012.
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