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Health care companies Highmark Inc. and Geisinger have completed their previously announced clinical joint venture, which will invest more than $100 million to expand health care services and improve access to health care in four north-central Pennsylvania counties.

Interim President and CEO of Geisinger Jaewon Ryu, MD, said, “This is an important step forward for health care in the communities of north-central Pennsylvania. Geisinger and Highmark are committing more than $100 million to improve existing clinical facilities, develop new ones, expand services and improve access to care across the region, underscoring our shared commitment to the region and the patients we serve.”

  • The agreement creates a new, nonprofit health care organization that includes existing Geisinger locations and developing new facilities in Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties.
  • Lock Haven and Muncy Township in the Williamsport area will get new facilities.
  • The new organization will work with independent physicians and community-based hospitals in the area to maintain access to care for regional consumers.