Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, the only children's hospital in south central Pennsylvania, is a state-of-the-art children's hospital that opened in 2013. Our work in the Children's Hospital is supported by a dedicated interdisciplinary staff, including pediatric care coordinators, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists and child life specialists.
The hospital has dedicated pediatric operating rooms, including one designed especially for pediatric cardiac surgery, and features an 18-bed Pediatric ICU.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a large academic medical center that connects directly to the Children's Hospital. Units include:
- 42 bed Level IV Neonatal ICU
- Newborn Nursery
- A busy Emergency Department that is the home to the region's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Harrisburg Hospital is a large community hospital located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg. Residents work in the inpatient unit, the delivery rooms and the Neonatal ICU. These community-hospital experiences complement the tertiary-care services which predominate in the Children's Hospital. The pediatric hospitalists at Harrisburg Hospital are employed by Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital
This rehabilitation hospital, located less than two miles from the Children's Hospital, includes a unit dedicated to pediatric patients. The clinical focus is on patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, ventilator dependence, and mobility challenges. The facility offers a full range of services, including medical, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, school services, and extensive care coordination.
Penn State Hershey Pediatrics
Our busy on-campus primary care clinic, Penn State Hershey Pediatrics is home to the weekly continuity clinic for the majority of our residents. All residents also rotate through the clinic for acute care rotations in the first and the third year of residency. A second location in nearby Elizabethtown is also home to a number of resident continuity clinics.
Milton Hershey School
Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private boarding school for children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from families of low income and limited resources. It was founded in 1909 by Milton S. Hershey and currently educates almost 2,000 students per year. Penn State Hershey faculty serve as the school physicians, and all residents spend time working on campus during the adolescent medicine rotation. Many residents choose to spend an additional month working at the school as part of the individualized curriculum.
Children's and Teen Center
The PinnacleHealth Children's and Teen Center is an urban underserved clinic in Harrisburg, located 20 minutes from the Children's Hospital. Approximately 25% of our residents elect to have their weekly continuity clinic here. All residents rotate through the clinic as part of the Underserved Medicine rotation, and some residents will choose to come back for additional time as part of the individualized curriculum.
Community Private Practices
Residents may elect to spend time working in a private practice office as part of the individualized curriculum, and some residents also have their weekly continuity clinic at these sites.
Hershey Medical Center Campus
Pediatric subspecialty clinics on campus include:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Allergy and Immunology
- Child Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Feeding Program
- Infectious Diseases
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Weight Management