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Saint Agnes Board Chairman Receives Outstanding Director Award

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Gary Geisel was honored at the Baltimore Business Journal's second annual Outstanding Directors Awards program.


Baltimore, Md. – Saint Agnes Hospital is proud to announce that Gary Geisel, board chairman at Saint Agnes HealthCare, was honored at the Baltimore Business Journal’s second annual Outstanding Directors Awards. This year’s program recognized eight board directors throughout Greater Baltimore who have made remarkable contributions to the companies and nonprofits they serve. Geisel was honored for his exceptional service to Saint Agnes in his role as board chairman.
“The healthcare industry is in a state of flux like we have never experienced,” explained Bonnie Phipps, president and CEO of Saint Agnes HealthCare. “In this environment, even seasoned leaders need someone to help make sense out of the current situation. I call on Gary to be my rudder, to keep me focused on the outcome and to keep me calm when the seas are rough. He is an exceptional leader and we owe much of our success to him.”
Geisel has been a member of Saint Agnes’ board of directors since 2005 serving on the finance, governance, compensation and executive committees. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of chairman and has been instrumental in moving the hospital forward and securing its long-term sustainability. Geisel has overseen the hospital’s $220 million campus expansion, helped facilitate an unprecedented increase in care delivery and launched several specialty institutes, positioning the hospital to better address the most pressing health needs of the Baltimore community. He also recognized the long-range potential and community benefit of Gibbons Commons; the hospital’s mixed-service development, which will effectively serve the health needs of the Southwest Baltimore community upon completion in 2014.
“For the last nine years I’ve witnessed firsthand, Saint Agnes’ steadfast passion and commitment to addressing and meeting the specific health needs of Greater Baltimore. I’ve seen the direct results our efforts have had on the community and that is part of the reason I’ve been so engaged in the hospital’s longevity and success,” said Geisel. “I am honored to be recognized as an Outstanding Director and am looking forward to continuing this exciting journey of growth at Saint Agnes.”
With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry and his success as former CEO of Provident Bank, Geisel’s financial acumen has been a valued asset to Saint Agnes as well as Annapolis Life Care, Inc. and previously the Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.  
Geisel graduated from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, earned his MBA from Duquesne University and completed esteemed programs at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Center for Creative Leadership at the University of Maryland. 
The 2014 Outstanding Directors Awards winners were selected by the Baltimore Business Journal and an independent judging panel.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 276-bed hospital that recently completed a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain Emergency Department in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services. Learn more at
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