Support the Hospital

For more than 100 years, Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital has been serving the town of Bloomsburg and the surrounding communities. Our goal at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital is to provide the personal attention you expect to receive in a local community hospital setting, while offering the most advanced technology available for you and your family.

Gifts from friends, family and neighbors help to make important advancements possible. Our most recent success was the addition of 30 private rooms each with a private bath for our Medical Surgical Unit. This accomplishment has now made every patient room at our Hospital private and outfitted with comfortable amenities. Whatever your need—emergency, maternity, short procedure, overnight observation or surgery—all can be accomplished with privacy and security.

Gifts also help us maintain a strong economic presence. Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital is one of Columbia County’s Top Ten Employers, contributing $63 million to the region’s economy each year. Gifts strengthen the Hospital’s reputation by advancing technology, improving services and building facilities needed to house new specialties. Gifts help ensure that the Hospital will remain part of the foundation of our community.

How can you help?

Gifts of all sizes help to make our Hospital stronger. And no matter what your income, you can almost always lower your income taxes through charitable giving.

Gifts of Cash

You may make a cash gift of any size at any time to Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. You may also pledge a multi-year commitment with an annual installment. You may designate your gift for a particular service area or for our unrestricted capital fund - which makes ongoing building and technology projects possible.

Please send gifts to:

Lisa Makara
Development Office
Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital
549 Fair Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Gifts for Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital’s Memorial Garden & Brick Plaza

Gifts in memory or in honor of a loved one are always welcome. Soon to be located at our Main Entrance, the Memorial Garden and Brick Plaza will offer bricks in two sizes 4×8 for $150.00 and 8×8 for $300.

Gifts for the Memorial Garden & Brick Plaza represent the Hospital’s first commitment to an endowment program. Funds received will create an endowment fund intended to provide perpetual support for our Hospital’s services, equipment and technology.

To request a brochure or for information on benches and other garden features, please contact Lisa Makara at (570) 387-2099 or

Gifts of Securities

Contributing appreciated securities is a smart way to support Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. The Hospital benefits from the full current value of a gift of securities, and neither the Hospital nor you are required to pay capital gains tax. Shares that pay low dividends, shares you believe have reached their maximum price, or shares you want to eliminate from your portfolio for other reasons are welcome at the Hospital and make perfect choices for a contribution. Gifts of securities may be made at any time during the year and the value can be designated for unrestricted capital purpose or a particular service area. For more information, including transfer instructions, contact Lisa Makara at (570) 387-2099 or email

Gifts of Life Insurance

If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed by you and your family, consider gifting it to Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. Gifting a life insurance policy is easy to do, and can be a charitable donation (even if annual premiums are still to be made.) Your insurance agent can give you details on which forms to complete.

Life Income Gifts

Considering a major gift? A life income gift can allow you to transfer assets now and yet continue to receive income from the cash, stock or other property contributed. A life income gift can help provide an income stream, a charitable tax deduction, and help you avoid capital gains tax.


Consider a provision for Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital in your will. This type of gift benefits our Hospital while saving you estate tax dollars. Bequests of particular assets can actually preserve more of your estate for the benefit of loved ones.

The Development Staff at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital would be pleased to provide you with further information on any of the gift vehicles or funds mentioned above. Your gift is important - let us show you how your gift can help sustain our Hospital.

We also advise you to discuss your tax planning with your accountant or other professional advisor.