Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is located in Pennsylvania
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Shown in Pennsylvania
Geography
LocationHershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates40°15′53″N 76°40′35″W / 40.2647°N 76.6763°W / 40.2647; -76.6763Coordinates: 40°15′53″N 76°40′35″W / 40.2647°N 76.6763°W / 40.2647; -76.6763
Organization
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityPennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentCombined Adult Level I / Pediatric Level I Trauma Center[1]
Beds548
Helipads
HelipadFAA LID: 64PN[2]
FAA LID: 8PS5[3]
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 (64PN) 80 24 Asphalt
H1 (8PS5) 80 24 Concrete
History
Founded1966
Links
Websitehmc.pennstatehealth.org
ListsHospitals in Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children's Hospital are Penn State's medical school and academic medical center located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

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, Pennsylvania. 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. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center accepted its first patients in 1970.

The original buildings at the 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 (2.2 km2). Many additions have been made to the academic and patient-care facilities.

As of May 2011, the College of Medicine has granted 3,904 medical degrees and 1,004 graduate degrees in the biological sciences. It has two postdoctoral programs leading to an M.S. degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine, the only such program in Pennsylvania, and a M.S. in Public Health Sciences and a M.P.H. Graduate program. Each year, more than 550 resident physicians are trained in medical specialties at the Medical Center.

The center also serves nursing students from Penn State College of Nursing B.S. degree program and students from other Penn State health-related programs. The extended B.S. degree program for nurses is offered in conjunction with the College of Health and Human Development.

Continuing education programs serve health-care professionals throughout Pennsylvania, with enrollments exceeding 51,000 each year.

The center conducts basic and clinical research, supported by more than $100 million in awards from federal, state, and private agencies, businesses, and individuals.

By the end of June, 2010, the center admitted nearly 27,000 patients and provided care through over 854,000 outpatient and 57,000 emergency-service visits. Penn State Hershey Medical Center has over 8,800 employees, 400 volunteers, and the College of Medicine enrolls more than 800 students annually.

Penn State College of Medicine[edit]

Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine logo
TypeState-related Graduate Medical
Established1967 (1967)
Parent institution
Pennsylvania State University
AffiliationPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Children's Hospital
Penn State Medical Group
Dean and CEOA. Craig Hillemeier, MD
Postgraduates1,004
Location,
Pennsylvania
,
United States
Websitemed.psu.edu

As of May 2011, the Penn State College of Medicine has graduated 3,907 physicians (M.D.) and 1,004 scientists with Ph.D. or M.S. degrees.[4] The College of Medicine offers degree programs in anatomy, bioengineering, biomedical sciences, bioinformatics and genomics, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology. Two postdoctoral programs leading to an M.S. degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine, the only such program in Pennsylvania, and an M.S. in Public Health Sciences.[4] Each year, more than 550 resident physicians are trained in medical specialties at the Center. Nursing students from Penn State College of Health and Human Development B.S. degree program rotate through the Center for clinical course, 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.

Penn State Health[edit]

Penn State Health was formed in 2014 to consolidate health care providers in the area. In 2015, it acquired St. Joseph Regional Health Network in Berks County from Catholic Health Initiatives.[5]

LionCare student-run free clinic[edit]

LionCare
MottoVincat Scientia Morbos
FormationJanuary 1, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-01-01)
Location
Websitewww.lioncare.org

Since 2001, the students of the College of Medicine have run and operated a free clinic for the underserved of Central Pennsylvania. The clinic is called LionCare,[6] and is based out of the Bethesda Mission, a homeless shelter, in midtown Harrisburg, PA. It has specialized has clinics for Women's Health, Orthopedics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Dermatology. The clinic is staffed and serviced by the students of the college, under the supervision of faculty physicians.

Penn State Children's Hospital[edit]

Penn State Children's Hospital at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center houses 128 beds in a five-story building opened in 2013.[7] It maintains the region's only Level IV (highest level), state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and Level I (highest level) pediatric trauma center.[7] It is staffed by 200 pediatric medical and surgical specialists.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Trauma Center Accreditation Granted to One Additional Hospital in Pennsylvania" (PDF). 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ "AirNav: 64PN - Hershey Medical Center Heliport". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ "AirNav: 8PS5 - HMC Hangar Heliport". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Penn State College of Medicine (2011). "About the College of Medicine". med.psu.edu/. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  5. ^ St. Joseph joins Penn State Health
  6. ^ http://www.lioncare.org
  7. ^ a b c "About Us - Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center". 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-28.

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