chapter  18
Case Study: Providing The Comforts of Home for Patients and Families of Geisinger Medical Center
WithPlato Ghinos
Pages 8

This chapter describes the relationship between a major medical center in Central Pennsylvania and a national hotel company. The synergistic partnership for providing patients or medical tourist with a hotel on the healthcare campus with a high level of hospitality and healthcare services is explored. Physicians in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states refer their most complex cases to Geisinger Medical Center. The Center for Continuing Professional Development of Geisinger Health System serves the educational needs of the integrated health care delivery system and the community. Built on its 19th century history, the Pine Barn Inn thrives on hospitality in the tradition of early innkeeping. Pleasant lodgings, a rustic tavern, and various cheerful dining rooms combine with a standard for delicious food and excellent service. With modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and dressed in the style of another era, the Pine Barn Inn awaits travelers and guests whose journeys bring them to central Pennsylvania.