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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Geography
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Organization
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Penn State College of Medicine
Services
Emergency department Adult Level I
Pediatric Level I
Beds 501
History
Founded 1966
Links
Website Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center home page
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, 10 miles (17 km) east of Harrisburg, is Penn State’s medical school and academic medical center, and is the only medical school and university hospital in Pennsylvania located outside the urban areas of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, with the exception of the Commonwealth Medical College located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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History

In 1963, the M. S. Hershey Foundation offered $50 million to The Pennsylvania State University to establish a medical school and teaching hospital in Hershey. With this grant and $21.3 million from the U.S. Public Health Service, the University built a medical school, teaching hospital, and research center. Ground was broken in 1966 and Penn State's College of Medicine opened its doors to the first class of students in 1967 and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center accepted the first patients in 1970.

The original buildings at Penn State Hershey Medical Center included the Medical Science Building and medical center, Animal Research Farm, Laundry and Steam Plant, and University Manor Apartments. Since 1970, the campus has grown from 318 to 550 acres. Many additions have been made to the academic and patient-care facilities.

Today, Penn State Hershey Medical Center has completed several carefully planned construction projects. Additions were made to reflect a steady increase in patient demand for services and to expand research and teaching programs.

Penn State College of Medicine students have gone on to become productive physicians and scientists. As of May 2008, the College of Medicine has granted 3,623 medical degrees and 860 graduate degrees. The College of Medicine offers degree programs in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, bioengineering, cell and molecular biology, genetics, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology, and two postdoctoral programs leading to an M.S. degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine, the only such program in the Commonwealth, and an M.S. in Health Evaluation Sciences. Each year, more than 360 resident physicians are trained in medical specialties at the Medical Center.

An allied-health training program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center leading to a Penn State certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology has graduated 74 students through 2001. The Radiologic Technology Training Program, conducted at Penn State Hershey until 1998, is now offered at the Penn State Schuylkill Campus.

Nursing students from Penn State College of Health and Human Development B.S. degree program rotate through University Hospital for clinical courses each term, and students from other Penn State health-related programs and other institutions come to the campus for clinical experience. The extended B.S. degree program for nurses is offered in conjunction with the College of Health and Human Development.

Continuing education programs serve Penn State Hershey Medical Center and health-care professionals throughout Pennsylvania, with enrollments exceeding 21,000 each year.

Basic and clinical research is conducted at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and is supported by $60.1 million in awards from federal, state, and private agencies, businesses, and individuals.

At the end of June, 2008, Penn State Hershey Medical Center admitted 26,684 patients and provided care through 808,642 outpatient and 51,758 emergency-service visits. Penn State Hershey Medical Center has over 7,400 employees, 355 volunteers, and the College of Medicine enrolls more than 600 students annually.

Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine
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Established 1967
Type Public
Dean Harold L. Paz, M.D., M.S.
Postgraduates 818
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Website Penn State College of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine students have gone on to become world renowned productive physicians and scientists. As of May 2001, the College of Medicine has graduated 2,808 physicians (M.D.) and 598 scientists with Ph.D. or M.S. degrees.[1] The College of Medicine offers degree programs in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, bioengineering, cell and molecular biology, genetics, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology, and two postdoctoral programs leading to an M.S. degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine, the only such program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. in Health Evaluation Sciences.[1] Each year, more than 360 resident physicians are trained in medical specialties at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The medical center also maintains a School of Nursing.[1]

College of Medicine statistics: (as of 2008[1])

  • One in six applicants to U.S. medical schools applies to Penn State College of Medicine
  • 96 percent of students receive financial aid. Scholarships range from $500 to $9,000.
  • The student population is 50 percent female, 50 percent male, with 13 percent of students under-represented minorities.
  • There are 22 residency fellowship programs and 25 subspecialty programs.
  • In the graduate program, nearly 195 College of Medicine staff members serve as Penn State's graduate faculty as teachers, thesis advisors, and mentors for graduate students.

Penn State Children's Hospital

Penn State Children’s Hospitalat the Penn State Hershey Medical Center is the only children's hospital in central Pennsylvania and maintains the region's only Level I (highest level), state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).[2] The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Penn State Children’s Hospital received the highest rating for its care to medical, surgical, and trauma patients by the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Evaluations. This ranks the PICU among the top in the United States.[3] The hospital is a leader in several specialties including neonatal care, pediatric oncology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, and pediatric trauma. The Children's Hospital houses 120 beds and treats more than 125,000 patients annually.[2]

A new expansion of the Children's Hospital was announced in February 2003, which calls for a free-standing 160,000-square-foot (15,000 m2) children's hospital to be constructed adjacent to the new Penn State Cancer Institute building. Along with the existing emergency department and main hospital entrances, the Children's Hospital and Cancer Institute will form a clinical quadrangle on the east side of the medical center, complete with convenient pick-up and drop off points for patients. In 2008, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital was listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals..[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Penn State College of Medicine (2006). "About the College of Medicine". hmc.psu.edu/. http://www.hmc.psu.edu/college/about/index.htm. Retrieved 2006-12-31.  
  2. ^ a b Hershey Medical Center (2005). "Penn National Gaming Commits $1 Million to Penn State Children's Hospital". giveto.psu.edu/. http://www.giveto.psu.edu/news/003633/default.aspx. Retrieved 2007-01-02.  
  3. ^ Penn State Hershey Medical Center (2006). "Independent Rankings and Accreditations". hmc.psu.edu/. http://www.hmc.psu.edu/news/about/kudos.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-02.  
  4. ^ Penn State University (2006). "Penn State Building Projects". giveto.psu.edu/. http://www.giveto.psu.edu/ReasonsForGiving/BuildingProjects/HMC.html. Retrieved 2007-01-02.  
  5. ^ Penn State University (2006). "Hershey Medical Center Master Plan". hmc.psu.edu/. http://www.hmc.psu.edu/news/pr/images/masterplan.jpg. Retrieved 2007-01-02.  

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Coordinates: 40°15′53″N 76°40′35″W / 40.2647°N 76.6763°W / 40.2647; -76.6763








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