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Bits of Business | Geisinger Grays Woods expands

Alexander Building Construction Co. completed construction of a new building addition at Geisinger Health System’s Grays Woods campus.

The expansion is a 77,560-square-foot building that includes a full-service ambulatory surgery center, four endoscopy suites, four operating rooms, an expanded radiology department, a comprehensive breast cancer treatment area and two pain therapy suites.

The building also provides expanded space for cardiology and cardiovascular, pulmonary, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, GI nutrition and otolaryngology programs.

“Our end goal was to better accommodate the needs of the community by improving the quantity and quality of health care at our facility,” said William Gladish, associate vice president of facilities construction for Geisinger Health System.

Construction of the addition was the last in a two-phase project, a report from Alexander said.

The first phase included a two-level parking garage with 270 additional spaces. The existing three-tier west parking lot underwent an expansion as well, the press release said.

Diabetes program honored

Mount Nittany Health’s outpatient “ Life with Diabetes” education program earned national recognition from the American Diabetes Association.

It’s taught by certified educators from Mount Nittany’s Diabetes Network.

The classes cover topics such as what diabetes is, how to monitor blood sugar, how to use blood sugar results to make changes in treatment, healthy eating and weight loss strategies, and understanding medications.

While classes are regularly held at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., and at the Diabetes Network office, 120 Radnor Road in State College, off-site sessions are also available, Mount Nittany said.