Privacy Program

A Letter from Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital's Privacy Officer

Ron Cowan, Privacy Officer

Welcome to Lewistown Healthcare Foundation's web site for privacy. My name is Ron Cowan, and I'm the Privacy Officer for the organization. Lewistown Healthcare Foundation has always considered the privacy of patient information to be of utmost importance and makes every effort to ensure confidentiality. We consider privacy a valued component in the delivery of quality healthcare services. This web page contains links to and/or information about our privacy program. If you have any unanswered questions please email me at, or call me at (717) 242-7218Many steps are taken to ensure your privacy during a visit to our facilities. Starting with building designs that are to improve your privacy while being treated in one of our many service departments. Employees are educated to the importance of privacy and are required to follow specific policies and procedures designed to protect your information. Internally we conduct audits of computer files to verify appropriate access to patient records and we have changed processes to further protect your private information. We will continue to make improvements when and where possible to serve our customers and do so without sacrificing your healthcare needs.That is our continued promise to you.

Listed below is information to help address your privacy questions. If you cannot find the answer, use my contact information above to forward the information to me and I'll be happy to respond. I hope you find this information helpful and reassuring that your privacy is being protected.This document provides information on how health information about you may be used or disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Click below if you would like to request a copy of your health or billing record.

Request for Medical Records

It is our policy to investigate and address every privacy-related complaint. If you have a concern, click below for more information on how to share the information with us.

Thank you,

Ron Cowan
Vice President, Information Management/CIO
Privacy Officer