Wilkes-Barre General Hospital now accepting Geisinger Health Plan insurance;
GHP now accepted at all Commonwealth Health facilities
Commonwealth Health announced today that it had reached an agreement to accept Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) insurance at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and the hospital’s network of outpatient sites throughout the region. Under the agreement, all Wilkes-Barre General Hospital facilities became in-network providers for GHP members effective March 1, 2013.
"This agreement marks a significant benefit for consumers across the region," says Wilkes-Barre General Hospital CEO Cornelio Catena. "Individuals and families with GHP insurance now have access to a wider array of advanced health services and skilled physicians. Having more options when seeking care is a definite advantage for area residents."
Commonwealth Health operates hospitals in four counties, including Berwick Hospital Center, Berwick; First Hospital, Kingston; Mid-Valley Hospital, Peckville; Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton; Regional Hospital of Scranton; Special Care Hospital, Nanticoke, Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Also affiliated are the physicians of InterMountain Medical Group and Physicians Health Alliance and five home health and hospice agencies – Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Berwick, Commonwealth Home Health of Moses Taylor, Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Scranton, Commonwealth Home Health of Tyler, and Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Wilkes-Barre.
An affiliate of Commonwealth Health, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest community hospital, with 412 beds and a medical staff of more than 400 physicians representing nearly 50 medical and surgical specialties. Noted for its excellence in heart and vascular care, inpatient and outpatient cancer care and wide-ranging surgical specialties, including orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is also home to the region's busiest emergency department, which treats almost 60,000 patients a year.