East Penn Press

Friday, February 21, 2020

Geisinger St. Luke’s to fill 200 jobs at facility in 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, under construction near Orwigsburg, Berks County, and scheduled to open next year, is expected to fill 200 jobs.

Permanent positions paying family-sustaining wages and benefits include doctors, nurses, technicians and other workers. All are needed to provide the inpatient care, surgery, radiology, lab and additional services the 80-bed hospital will feature, including an emergency department, medical-surgical suites and an intensive care unit.

“The number one question we’re getting right now is, ‘How can I get a job here?’” said Gabe Kamarousky, president of Geisinger St. Luke’s.

Those interested in applying for positions should go to: sluhn.org/careers.

Candidates will be interviewed at a hiring center near the hospital construction site, 1021 Centre Turnpike near Orwigsburg.

Since construction began, about 200 construction jobs were created.

“Hospitals have a substantial economic benefit in their communities,” Kamarousky said.

The final steel beams set into place at the construction were made with United States steel.

The 120,000-square foot hospital is on track to open in fall 2019, marking the first time in Pennsylvania history that two health care systems have agreed to equally co-own, build and manage a new hospital.

Geisinger St. Luke’s is the first hospital to be built in Schuylkill County in more than 90 years.

Geisinger and St. Luke’s have a history of collaboration, including an insurance partnership and the Geisinger Life Flight program managing air medical transportation for St. Luke’s. Additionally, both organizations have provided services to Schuylkill, Berks and Carbon county residents for years.