Geisinger to offer onsite Master of Business Administration to employees

From left, Dr. David T. Feinberg, CEO and president of Geisinger, with the Class of 2018 Master of Business Administration graduates: Dr. Sanjay Doddamani, chief medical officer, Geisinger at Home; Dr. Rajesh Govindasamy, Nephrology, GMC; Danielle Socrates, Director of Patient Experience, GWV; Janet DeRocco Pasternick, Director of Care Management, Care Coordination GWV; Eric Nowak, Sr. Director, Sustainability & Environmental Services; Lauren Kresge, operations manager, Care Coordination, GWV; Dr. Sridhar Sampath Kumar, Cardiology; Hannah Bobrowski, advisor and compliance liaison, System Clinical Operations; Hilary Briggs, manager, Food Services, GCMC; Erin Serock, director of Care Coordination and Integration, Geisinger Health Plan; Nicholas Coleman, operations director, Trauma; Danielle Cerminaro, Associate Vice President, Central Region Financial Reporting; James Gotoff, market research analyst, Business Strategy Development; Michael Cola, clinical project coordinator, Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) education; and Dr. Ryan Ness, Interventional Pain, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. - Submitted photo
Sufyan Mohammed, PhD, associate professor of Communications and Research at the University of Scranton, right, presents Certificates of Achievement to four graduates for earning top 100 rankings in the worldwide Business Strategy Game. From left, are Hannah Bobrowski, Lauren Kresge, Janet DeRocco Pasternick and Danielle Socrates. - Submitted photo
Dr. David T. Feinberg, president and CEO of Geisinger, congratulates Erin Serock, director of Care Coordination and Integration at Geisinger Health Plan. - Submitted photo

Geisinger will offer an on-site Master of Business Administration (MBA) to its healthcare leaders, with classes conducted by University of Scranton professors at three hospital campuses.

Twenty-nine students have so far earned their master’s degree in healthcare from the two-year program that began in 2015 and offers discounted tuition and reimbursement. The program is offered on-site at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre, Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville and Geisinger Lewistown Hospital (GLH).

Most recently, 15 professionals from GWV including physicians and operations and support services managers received their MBAs in healthcare during a commencement ceremony in Wilkes-Barre. The University of Scranton presented a certificate to four graduates to recognize their top 100 ranking in the worldwide Business Strategy Game, and three students were inducted to the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu. The class was also offered study-abroad experiences in Brazil or Eastern/Central Europe. Last year, 14 professionals graduated in the inaugural MBA class based at GMC.

Throughout their two-year MBA journey, each graduate carried the common thread of valuing the unwavering support shared between peers.

Geisinger offers all employees education-based opportunities and tuition reimbursement — up to $3,000 for undergraduate level classes and $5,000 for graduate degree classes annually.

From left, Dr. David T. Feinberg, CEO and president of Geisinger, with the Class of 2018 Master of Business Administration graduates: Dr. Sanjay Doddamani, chief medical officer, Geisinger at Home; Dr. Rajesh Govindasamy, Nephrology, GMC; Danielle Socrates, Director of Patient Experience, GWV; Janet DeRocco Pasternick, Director of Care Management, Care Coordination GWV; Eric Nowak, Sr. Director, Sustainability & Environmental Services; Lauren Kresge, operations manager, Care Coordination, GWV; Dr. Sridhar Sampath Kumar, Cardiology; Hannah Bobrowski, advisor and compliance liaison, System Clinical Operations; Hilary Briggs, manager, Food Services, GCMC; Erin Serock, director of Care Coordination and Integration, Geisinger Health Plan; Nicholas Coleman, operations director, Trauma; Danielle Cerminaro, Associate Vice President, Central Region Financial Reporting; James Gotoff, market research analyst, Business Strategy Development; Michael Cola, clinical project coordinator, Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) education; and Dr. Ryan Ness, Interventional Pain, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_Geisinger-MBA-1.jpgFrom left, Dr. David T. Feinberg, CEO and president of Geisinger, with the Class of 2018 Master of Business Administration graduates: Dr. Sanjay Doddamani, chief medical officer, Geisinger at Home; Dr. Rajesh Govindasamy, Nephrology, GMC; Danielle Socrates, Director of Patient Experience, GWV; Janet DeRocco Pasternick, Director of Care Management, Care Coordination GWV; Eric Nowak, Sr. Director, Sustainability & Environmental Services; Lauren Kresge, operations manager, Care Coordination, GWV; Dr. Sridhar Sampath Kumar, Cardiology; Hannah Bobrowski, advisor and compliance liaison, System Clinical Operations; Hilary Briggs, manager, Food Services, GCMC; Erin Serock, director of Care Coordination and Integration, Geisinger Health Plan; Nicholas Coleman, operations director, Trauma; Danielle Cerminaro, Associate Vice President, Central Region Financial Reporting; James Gotoff, market research analyst, Business Strategy Development; Michael Cola, clinical project coordinator, Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) education; and Dr. Ryan Ness, Interventional Pain, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Submitted photo

Sufyan Mohammed, PhD, associate professor of Communications and Research at the University of Scranton, right, presents Certificates of Achievement to four graduates for earning top 100 rankings in the worldwide Business Strategy Game. From left, are Hannah Bobrowski, Lauren Kresge, Janet DeRocco Pasternick and Danielle Socrates.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_Geisinger-MBA-2.jpgSufyan Mohammed, PhD, associate professor of Communications and Research at the University of Scranton, right, presents Certificates of Achievement to four graduates for earning top 100 rankings in the worldwide Business Strategy Game. From left, are Hannah Bobrowski, Lauren Kresge, Janet DeRocco Pasternick and Danielle Socrates. Submitted photo

Dr. David T. Feinberg, president and CEO of Geisinger, congratulates Erin Serock, director of Care Coordination and Integration at Geisinger Health Plan.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_Geisinger-MBA-3.jpgDr. David T. Feinberg, president and CEO of Geisinger, congratulates Erin Serock, director of Care Coordination and Integration at Geisinger Health Plan. Submitted photo