The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

November 13, 2013

Geisinger looking to New Jersey

DANVILLE- Geisinger Health System is exploring a possible working agreement with AtlantiCare health system, based in Atlantic City, N.J. The two groups announced today the signing of a letter of intent to explore ways the healthcare organizations can work together to benefit healthcare for their patients.

The signing of the letter of intent enables each organization to investigate in greater detail the opportunities to affiliate. The due diligence and approval process is expected to take nine to 12 months to complete.

“Following a thorough year-long search process to find the right partner to continue our transformation of healthcare, we are pleased to move forward with a letter of intent with Geisinger Health System, a national model for innovation and value,” said AtlantiCare President and Chief Executive Officer David P. Tilton. “We believe that together, AtlantiCare and Geisinger can broaden innovation and improve the quality, experience and value for our patients and the communities we serve.”

“Healthcare continues to evolve throughout our country, and we are always open to exploring ways to improve care and best serve the community,” said Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. “AtlantiCare and Geisinger share similar cultures and commitments to enhancing population health. We are pleased to look at ways we can further our missions together.”

The organizations share a number of awards and recognitions including Best Places to Work in Healthcare and Magnet™ designations.

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