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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

Amy Iskra, RN

Trauma PI Coordinator


Tiffany Honish

Trauma Registrar


Brent Parry, NRP

Trauma EMS Liaison


Denis A. Tereb, MD

Trauma Program Medical Director


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

Director, Trauma Services


Gail Malloy

Trauma Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator