Another area hospital's being taken over by larger Pennsylvania health system. The State Attorney General and the Pa. Department of Health have approved Geisinger Health System's purchase of Lewistown Hospital.
After the merger takes effect Friday, November 1, the smaller facility will be known as Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. Geisinger says patients will continue to have access to existing services at Lewistown and eventually additional services will be added.
Geisinger has agreed to operate the Lewistown facility as an acute care hospital for at least eight years.