Geisinger Announces Appointments on Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Affiliate Boards of Directors

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Geisinger has appointed Virginia McGregor to the Chair of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Board and Jeff Jacobson to the chair of the Geisinger Affiliate Boards.

McGregor was appointed to Geisinger’s Board of Directors in February 2012. She is chair of the Geisinger Family Committee and serves on the board’s Patient Experience, Academic Affairs and Quality Committees. Prior to her latest appointment, McGregor served as the vice chair on the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Board of Directors. She graduated from Holy Cross College with a Bachelor of Arts in history and also attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education Program. She currently serves on the board of McGregor Industries, a family-owned business that is a manufacturer of miscellaneous and structural steel products for the construction industry.

In addition to his new appointment as the chair of the Geisinger Affiliates Board of Directors, Jacobson, who was also appointed to Geisinger’s Board of Directors in February 2012, serves on the board’s Geisinger Family and Audit and Compliance committees. Jacobson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and received his MBA in finance from The University of Chicago. He is the owner and President of Jacobson Hat Co. Inc., in Scranton, PA; Benay Hat Company in Newport News, VA; and Colombino Headwear in Passaic, NJ.

“For the past eight years, Geisinger has been fortunate to benefit from the leadership of such esteemed community members as Virginia McGregor and Jeffrey Jacobson,” said Geisinger board chairman John Bravman, Ph.D. “It is with great excitement that we look forward to how their leadership, guidance and commitment to community will usher the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and all Geisinger affiliates into a long and prosperous future.”

“Whether it’s educating the next generation of physicians or leveraging unique partnerships in our communities, everything we do at Geisinger is done with a focus on making health easier for the communities we serve,” said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., Geisinger’s president and CEO. “Virginia McGregor and Jeffrey Jacobson share our passion for making care more accessible and more affordable for everyone who calls our region home. There’s not a question in my mind that our communities will continue to benefit from their stewardship, especially in their new leadership roles.”