Geisinger Health Care System Opens New Facility In Mountaintop
By NICOLE FAY BARR
Correspondent
NEW GEISINGER LOCATION-Dr. Kenneth Tomczyk, family practitioner; Tiffany Noll, nurse team leader, and Michael Haynes, administrative director for Careworks at Geisinger, stand in front of the new facility, at 35 South Mountain Boulevard. Open Oct. 20, the new location offers care from a dozen physicians, as well as radiology, lab work, and an after-hours urgent-care clinic.

As windows were washed and floors were vacuumed –the finishing touches on Geisinger’s new facility on South Mountain Boulevard –a trio of staff members gave the media a tour of the spacious new building Thursday October 15.

“We’re very excited,” remarked Dr. Kenneth Tomczyk, as he walked the hallways of the 21,000-square-foot building, pointing out the various exam rooms, 33 in all, treatment rooms, and office space. At the same time, maintenance workers scrambled around the physician to prep for the Oct. 20 opening.

Dr. Tomczyk’s family practice, at 12 Kirby Avenue, was one of three facilities that were consolidated to the new location. Geisinger’s Partners in Pediatrics also moved from its location down the road to the new space and Geisinger’s Careworks After-Hours Clinic moved there from its location in the Weis Plaza.

The $7.3 million building, years in planning stages, stemmed from the other Geisinger locations seeing a growth in the number of patients, causing office space to become more and more limited.

“The community itself has grown very much. We needed more space,” related Therese Pramick, public relations and marketing specialist for Geisinger. Last week, just days before the facility’s opening, she said of the doctors and staff, “They’re so excited. They’re all packed up and ready to go.”

Patients can be treated there for family and internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, lab work, and radiology, which is new to Mountain Top.

“We added radiology for patient convenience, so they can get X-rays closer to home,” Pramick said.

Dr. Tomczyk guided the group to the large sterile X-ray room, and its