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Friday, May 03, 2024

Geisinger and Highmark Health conclude five-year joint venture

  • Joint venture achieves goal of expanding access to affordable, high-value care in Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties

Danville and Pittsburgh, Pa. (May 3, 2024) — Geisinger and Highmark Health today announced the conclusion of their joint venture as the goals the organizations established five years ago have been accomplished.

In March 2019, the two organizations announced a clinical joint venture to improve access to necessary primary care, specialty care and appropriate acute inpatient care in north-central Pennsylvania.

Specifically, the joint venture led to the construction of new facilities in Lock Haven and Muncy Township near Williamsport. A two-story facility in Lock Haven opened in March 2021 and offers a walk-in urgent care center, primary care offices, imaging and lab services, specialty clinics, surgery and women's health services.

A 120,000-square foot, three-story Muncy Township facility opened in January 2022 and includes an emergency room, special care unit, surgical suites and primary and specialty care areas.

With the end of the joint venture, the Lock Haven and Muncy Township facilities are now wholly owned and operated by Geisinger.

"We appreciate and thank Highmark Health for the pivotal role it played in our ability to expand access to these much-needed clinical services," said Tammy Anderer, chief administrative officer of Geisinger's north-central region. "There has been an overwhelming response from the community, which has benefited from more accessible care that aligns with our mission to make better health easier."

The joint venture also expanded services to existing Geisinger Clinics in Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties.

"We entered this joint venture because we are committed to expanding access to care in the communities we serve," said Kate Musler, senior vice president and COO, Highmark Health Plan. "We are pleased to say that the joint venture achieved that goal in north-central Pennsylvania, and we thank Geisinger for their collaboration throughout the last five years."

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses – and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state's economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

About Highmark Health 
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA-based enterprise that employs more than 42,000 people who serve millions of Americans across the country, is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, enGen, and Helion. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to 7 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York, as well as dental insurance, and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses. Allegheny Health Network is an integrated delivery network in western Pennsylvania comprised of 14 hospitals, more than 2,600 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions. enGen is focused on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge, and integrated cloud-based platforms. Helion works with payers to cultivate high-performing networks while empowering providers to operate at their best. To learn more, visit

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Highmark Health

Deb Sawyer