For the first time ever, Geisinger is looking at affiliating with a health system in another state. Geisinger and Atlanticare in Atlantic City have signed a letter of intent to explore ways they can work together.
"Healthcare continues to evolve throughout our country, and we are always open to exploring ways to improve care and best serve the community," said Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. "AtlantiCare and Geisinger share similar cultures and commitments to enhancing population health. We are pleased to look at ways we can further our missions together."
Geisinger is the larger of the two potential partners with nearly 21,000 employees. Atlanticare has about 5500
The process is expected to take nine to twelve months to complete.