Geisinger Places Pinwheels to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

 In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, staff members from the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center in Sunbury planted dozens of blue mylar pinwheels in the entrance of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

The pinwheels symbolize the positive childhood every kid deserves. They serve as a reminder to protect and nurture our children and that prevention is possible if we are brave enough to intervene. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign for child abuse prevention.

“More than 600,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year. Educating our communities and raising awareness on child abuse can help to protect children who are at risk,” said Melissa Wagner, program director of child safety and advocacy at Geisinger. “We hope the pinwheel garden reminds people that if they suspect abuse, they should report it. You just never know when you might save a child’s life.” 

Geisinger Welcomes New Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Geisinger has welcomed a new pediatric neurosurgeon to serve Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and northeast clinics. Cameron Brimley, MD, joined Geisinger late last year after serving a residency at the children’s hospital.

Dr. Brimley specializes in brain, head and spine procedures for pediatric patients from newborns to 18 years of age. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, completed his residency at Geisinger and St. Jude/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. He completed fellowships at the University of Tennessee and at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Brimley served as a combat medic for 8 years for the U.S. Army and National Guard.

“I specialize in pediatric brain and spine tumors, but I enjoy taking care of any pediatric patient with brain, head or spine issues,” he said. “I love interacting with my patients, taking care of their needs and seeing them succeed, grow and progress after we’ve helped them with the care they need.”

Geisinger uses the latest technologies and specialized treatment options to care for your child and care for a wide range of conditions. To learn more, visit Geisinger pediatric neurosurgery online.