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First opening its doors in 1876, in a concerted effort to better meet the community’s needs following tragic coal mining accidents, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is now northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest community hospital serving a seven county region.  With 412 beds, a medical staff of more than 400 physicians representing nearly 50 medical and surgical specialties, highly skilled nurses, and dedicated staff, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital remains consistently committed to providing high quality cost-effective care to the communities of northeastern Pennsylvania, ensuring optimal outcomes for each patient.  Wilkes-Barre General Hospital was accredited a Level II trauma center by Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation effective September 1, 2017.   

Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
575 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764.0001 Phone: 570.552.2760 Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Meet the Staff

Cheryl MacDonald-Sweet, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN

Director, Trauma Services


Gail Malloy

Trauma Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator


Amy Iskra, RN

Trauma PI Coordinator


Tiffany Honish

Trauma Registrar


Brent Parry, NRP

Trauma EMS Liaison


Denis A. Tereb, MD

Trauma Program Medical Director