Marywood University and Jeonju Kijeon College Sign Memorandum

Representatives of Marywood University, Scranton, Pa., and Jeonju Kijeon College, Jeonju, South Korea, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both institutions.

This agreement and ongoing discussions between the leaders at both institutions are focused on the possibilities of global exchange programs in the near future.

Marywood University representatives included Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president; Christina Clark, Ph.D., provost; David Kang, Ph.D., associate provost for global education; and the deans of Marywood’s three colleges, Jeffrey Johnson, D.M.A., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Lori Swanchak, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health and Human Services; and Jim Sullivan, AIA, dean of the College of Professional Studies. Representatives from Jeonju Kijeon College included: Dr. Hee Cheon Cho, president; Dr. Jungsook Seo, CEO; and Dr. Gahyun Kim, professor of early childhood education.

Geisinger, Evangelical Community Hospital and the Department of Justice Reach Agreement

Geisinger, Evangelical Community Hospital and the Department of Justice today announced that the three parties have reached an agreement on a proposed final judgment that will allow Geisinger to maintain an investment in Evangelical. The judgment resolves the underlying Department of Justice lawsuit filed in August 2020.

“We are pleased to have worked with the Department of Justice to develop a resolution that allows us to maintain our investment in the health of this community,” said Matthew Walsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Geisinger. “We are grateful that the Department of Justice acknowledges the investments Geisinger has made to Evangelical to date and we look forward to our continued work on projects that will benefit patients and the community at large.”

Under terms of the agreement, which are pending a public comment period and final court decision in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania later this year, Geisinger would maintain an investment in Evangelical.

Since the original minority investment was announced on Oct. 1, 2018, Geisinger has made investments in programs that enhance the health and wellness of the Lewisburg community and surrounding areas. This investment will support expanded access to high-quality care close to home and furthers Geisinger’s commitment to make better health easier in the communities it serves.