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Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

575 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764

Human Resources Department: 570-552-8800

Hospital Information

  • 412 acute care beds
  • Physicians: 316 Active and Honorary; Consulting: 61; Courtesy: 27; Allied Health Professionals: 109
  • 2,800+ total System employees (over 1950 hospital-based)
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Specialties

  • Allergy/Asthma Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology/ Metabolism
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics/ Gynecology/ Infertility
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopaedics/ Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiatry
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound Care

Services

  • Behavioral Health (Addiction, Mental Health, Adults, Children, Geriatric)
  • Cancer Center (Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology)
  • Cardiac (Angiography, Open Heart, CCU, Telemetry, Cath Lab, Rehabilitation)
  • Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory (EKG, Pulmonary Function Lab)
  • Detox
  • Diabetes Management and Nutrition Center
  • Dialysis (Inpatient)
  • Emergency Department
  • Fitness Center (STAR Fitness)
  • Gamma Knife Center
  • Geriatric Acute Care
  • GI/Endoscopy Lab
  • Healthy Woman Program
  • Home Health/Hospice
  • Imaging (Inpatient/Outpatient, Bone Densitometry, CT Scanner, Lithotripsy, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, PET Scanner, Ultrasound, Teleradiology, MRA)
  • Intensive Care Unit (SICU, CCU, CTICU, Cardiac Step-Down Unit)
  • Labor & Delivery (LDRs, Nursery)
  • Laboratory (Hematology, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine)
  • Orthopaedic Unit
  • Pain Management Center
  • Pediatrics Unit
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • School of Medicine (School of Nurse Anesthesia)
  • Senior Circle Program
  • Special Services (EEG, EMG, Holter Monitoring, Stress Testing)
  • Stroke Treatment Center
  • Support Groups
  • Surgery (Inpatient, Outpatient, Infusion)
  • Wound Care Center (Hyperbarics)

Weather

Average annual rainfall: 36"
Average annual snowfall: 49"
Average temperature in winter: 26°
Average temperature in summer: 72°

Community Facts

Population: 43,123 (city); 312,000 (county)

Wilkes-Barre is 2 hours (112 miles) north of Philadelphia; 1 1/2 hours (80 miles) south of Binghamton, NY and 2 1/2 hours (126 miles) northwest of New York City.

Wilkes-Barre offers the following activities:

  • 42 public and private golf courses
  • 17 Pocono Mountain ski resorts
  • 150 local and state parks
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL hockey
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees AAA baseball

Points of Interest:

  • Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino & Resort
  • Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
  • F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Pocono International Raceway
  • Shoppes at Montage

Market Data

Median household income: $26,711
Average cost of existing 3BR home: $64,710
Average cost of a 2BR apartment: $414
Number of single-family homes: 19,653
State Income Tax: Yes, 3.07%

Education

High Schools: 13 public/1 private
Middle Schools: 2
Elementary Schools: 41 Public/10 Private
Day Care Centers: 19
Higher Education:

  • King’s College
  • Wilkes University
  • Misericordia University
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre
  • Penn State Hazleton
  • The Commonwealth Medical College

For more information on the on Wilkes-Barre, log on to www.mynepa.info or wilkesbarre.org.

 
  Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
575 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764
(570) 829-8111
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