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DANVILLE, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced today that Geisinger Medical Center was honored with a Seven Seals Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.

According to Chris Grill ESGR North Central Pennsylvania Area volunteer, “The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. The award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission.”

Petty Officer 3rd Class Lindsey Shannon of the U.S. Navy Reserve nominated Geisinger for the award.

Robert Stone, a registered nurse, accepted the Seven Seals Award during Geisinger Medical Center’s 2020 “Nurse Excellence” Award Ceremony.  In nominating the medical center for the award, Shannon stated: “Mr. Stone has supported me through a nine-month deployment and years of annual training and drills without hesitation.”

ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

For more information about ESGR Outreach Programs, or ESGR volunteer opportunities, please call 1-800-336-4590 or visit

Photo: North Central Pennsylvania Area ESGR Volunteer Chris Grill presented registered nurse Robert Stone the Seven Seals Award.


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