DANVILLE – Visitors to Geisinger Medical Center might notice a new security officer roaming the halls. She’s unarmed, but her sense of smell, keen hearing and constant alertness makes her a valued addition to Security Services.
K9 Aria is Geisinger’s first security dog.
“K9 Aria is from Czechoslovakia,” said Vicki Housner, lead security supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center and Aria’s handler. “She is a German shepherd and will be two years old in April. I received my training with Aria at Shallow Creek Kennel, having spent six weeks at their location in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.”
Housner and Aria can respond to