New Health Care Options Come to Campus
Susquehanna University students soon will be able to use the services of Geisinger Health System right on campus. Susquehanna has partnered with Geisinger to open a new student health center and public health care clinic on University Avenue. The clinic will be located in the former St. Pius church, which is currently being renovated for the opening in late August or early September.
Dr. Glenn D. Steele Jr., president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, says, “It has been a tremendous experience working with Susquehanna University, and we look forward to not only enhancing the student health services, but also to providing key specialty care services to the Selinsgrove community.”
Susquehanna President L. Jay Lemons is similarly enthusiastic. “I am pleased and proud to have Susquehanna leading the way in a new approach to providing health services,” he says. “We are especially pleased to be partnering with a national health care leader and look forward to working with our colleagues at Geisinger.”
The new facility, with 16,000 square feet of space, will increase the hours of operation and number of practitioners and services that are currently available at Susquehanna’s existing student health center. Pediatric urgent care—a service that was never offered in Selinsgrove before—will also be available at the center, as will services such as dermatology, endocrinology, women’s health, neurology, sports medicine and physical therapy. “As a result of this collaboration, residents will be able to seek important health care services close to home,” Steele says.
The new building will feature a separate waiting room for SU students, and approximately 40 Geisinger clinicians will be called to staff the center. Additionally, patients will benefit from Geisinger’s innovative electronic health record, which will enhance efficiency of care.
Contributing writers to the People & Places section are Heather Cobun ‘10; Gerald S. Cohen, associate vice president for communications and chief communications officer; Stephanie Hines ‘04; and Charlotte Lotz ‘12.