Our History

A forty year commitment to excellence

The Wright Center is a non-profit, community-based graduate medical education consortium and safety-net provider of primary care services with a mission is to continuously improve education and patient care in a collaborative spirit to enhance outcomes, access and affordability.

Our organization was founded in 1976 as an Internal Medicine residency program and has transformed into a nationwide graduate medical education consortium focused on patient care delivery and workforce renewal.

Our story is always growing. Check out how far we've come so far.

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Rebrands as The Wright Center for Community Health 2018

  • The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education National Family Medicine Residency Received Initial Accreditation from the ACGME2018

  • Internal Medicine Residency Named Elite Residency Program by the American College of Physicians 2018

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Old River Road Established 2018

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Wilkes-Barre Established2018

  • Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Accredited2018

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley Begins Seeing Patients 365 Days of the Year2018

  • ACGME Approval to Merge Osteopathic and Allopathic Family Medicine Programs Under Single Accreditation System (SAS)2017

  • ACGME Approval of Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Under Single Accreditation System (SAS)2017

  • Three Wright Center Providers Earn Addiction Board-Certification2017

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Together in Health Established2017

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Clarks Summit Named 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion2017

  • First Class of Psychiatry Residents Welcomed to The Wright Center2017

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Begins Addiction and Recovery Services2016

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Designated as a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence2016

  • First Class of Graduates from the National Family Medicine Residency2016

  • Psychiatry Residency Program Accredited2016

  • Teaching Health Center Sustainable Growth Rate Repealed2015

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program Partnership with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine2015

  • Healthcare Information¬†and Management Systems Society Ambulatory Davies Award Received2015

  • Begin Engagement with Primary Care Progress (PCP) and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine PCP Chapter2015

  • Closing the Referral Loop2015

  • The Wright Loop Goes Digital2015

  • The Wright Center and The Commonwealth Medical College Form a Memorandum of Understanding2015

  • Inventory Management System Implemented2015

  • The Wright Center Joins the Keystone Accountable Care Organization2015

  • Geriatrics Fellowship Established2014

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Begins Offering Oral Health Services2014

  • Selected by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Top 30 Site for National Innovations2013

  • Department of Health Challenge Grant Awarded to establish Oral Hygiene and Restorative Dental Services2013

  • National Family Medicine Residency Welcomes First Class of Learners2013

  • Regional Family Medicine Lackawanna Program Accredited2013

  • Regional Family Medicine Luzerne Program Accredited2013

  • Teaching Health Center Collaborative Partnership Established with Northeast Pennsylvania Community Health Center2012

  • Teaching Health Center Collaborative Partnership Established with Maternal & Family Health Services2012

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient Centered Medical Home Level Three Certification Awarded to Mid Valley and Clarks Summit Practices2011

  • Teaching Health Center Collaborative Partnership Established with Wayne Memorial Community Health Center2011

  • Teaching Health Center Collaborative Partnership Established with Scranton Primary Health Care Center 2011

  • Affiliation Established with Veterans Affairs Hospital in Wilkes-Barre2011

  • Cardiology Fellowship Program Accredited2011

  • Teaching Health Center Grant Awarded2010

  • Scranton-Temple Residency Program Re-Brands as The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education2010

  • The Wright Center for Primary Care Clarks Summit Established2010

  • Community Health Hub (Board) Established2010

  • Osteopathic Internal Medicine Program Established2009

  • Cardiology Fellowship Program Established2009

  • Affiliation Established with Geisinger Community Medical Center2008

  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Formerly The Commonwealth Medical College) Founded in Scranton, PA2008

  • ACGME/AOA Site Accreditation Received2001

  • Original Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley Practice (Blue House) Donated to the Residency Program2001

  • Scranton-Temple Healthcare Center Created1997

  • Affiliations Created with Moses Taylor Hospital and Mercy Hospital 1980

  • First 4 Allopathic Internal Medicine Learners Enter Internal Medicine Residency1977

  • Founded as Scranton Temple Residency Program1976

 

...and the best is yet to come.

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