Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Every year, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital at Penn State Hershey Medical Center is a destination for hope and healing for thousands of children and their families. As the only Level I pediatric trauma center between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we serve the most populous rural regions in the nation, with more than a million children in our referral area.
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital offers more than 20 specialty pediatric patient services in Hershey and numerous specialty services at more than 30 outpatient clinic locations throughout Pennsylvania.
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Referring Physician Directory
Request your copy of our Children's Hospital Directory of Programs and Services.
CLIMB Program Begins July 13
Registration is open for CLIMB (Children's Lives Includes Moments of Bravery), a free program designed to help children cope when someone they love has cancer by encouraging discussion and creativity. The sessions are held July 13, 15 and 17 from Noon to 3 p.m. and are facilitated by a health care provider who is specially trained in the care of families coping with cancer. Children between the ages of five and thirteen whose parent or grandparent is in active treatment for cancer can participate. All sessions are held at Penn State Hershey Breast Center, 30 Hope Drive. Pre-registration is required; limited availability. To register, contact Nichole Cook at 717-531-7942 or email@example.com.
Penn State Hershey part of new report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is part of a first-of-its-kind report on pediatric and congenital heart surgery by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). The report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes is a first in Pennsylvania, and is the only statewide reporting effort like it in the nation. The report shows that the outcomes for pediatric and congenital heart surgery at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital are the same or better than the national average.
- Child Abuse Awareness -What to do if you see child abuse (in public)
- "Look Out for Child Abuse," website is a collaborative of the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Department of Humanities and the Center on Children and the Law of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
- Children's Hospital again ranked as one of nation's best
- Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA is under a new agreement (May 2013) agreement with Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and will be staffed by Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital pediatric hospitalists, physicians who specialize in the care of acutely ill infants, children and adolescents. Moses Taylor Hospital is a 217-bed acute care hospital committed to quality, patient-focused care. The hospital's signature women's and children's services include family birthing suites - recognized for three years in the top 10 percent of birthing hospitals in the nation - pediatrics and the region's only Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. Moses Taylor Hospital is an affiliate of Commonwealth Health.
- Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation - Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has been ranked in three specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
Cubby Care Award
Celebrating the Amazing, Respect and Excellence our patients and families receive!
At Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, patient and family-centered care is our culture. We believe families are an extension of the patient and a partner in their child's care.
The Children's Hospital Family Advisory Council created an award to celebrate those staff and faculty who embody the patient and family-centered values of the Children's Hospital.
Nominations for the Cubby CARE Award are reviewed by the Family Advisory Council and winners are announced annually. Awards are presented to recipients during the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Service Excellence Celebration in October.
Nominees can include anyone who has a direct or indirect impact on patients and families. Nominations can be individuals or teams, anyone or any group that truly demonstrates the values of patient- and family-centered care.
How do I nominate someone or a team for the Cubby CARE Award?
It's easy! Anyone can nominate someone for the Cubby CARE Award!
You can complete and submit the form online.
Once the form is received, someone will contact you to have a more in-depth conversation about your experience
with the nominee.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® is an international non-profit organization that saves the lives of children by raising funds and awareness for more than 170 children's hospitals. Children's Miracle Network benefits Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and serves the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York region. Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $47 million since it began in 1984. Funds raised stay local to help to purchase life saving equipment and support vital patient programs, services and pediatric research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
The mission of Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.
Since its creation, Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,500 children and families, and supported a diverse platform of pediatric cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world. Because of the community's steady and generous support, Four Diamonds has been able to assist 100% of the pediatric cancer patients who have been treated at Penn State Hershey.
To learn more about Four Diamonds and how you save the life of a child battling cancer, please visit www.FourDiamonds.org or call 717-531-6086.
Is your child struggling with paying attention, or having issues with behavior?
Penn State Hershey Psychiatry offers an eight-week group counseling program for parents and their children who have issues with paying attention, following the rules, temper outbursts, or getting along with others.
Children (ages 5-12) with attention or behavior issues and their parent(s).
Wednesday afternoons and evenings (eight week sessions) offered throughout the year
Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Psychiatry
22 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
(behind Tanger Outlet Center)
Standard co-pay charges may apply for parents; separate fees apply for optional children's sessions ($20 per session)
Registration is required. Please call 717-531-6772 or email CareLine@hmc.psu.edu. Click here to learn more about about these group sessions.
- Newborn Weight Tool created through Children’s Miracle Network support Dr. Ian Paul knows the importance of Children’s Miracle Network first hand. Through its funding, he helped create a tool for health care providers to determine whether a breastfed newborn is losing too much weight during the first few days of life.More...
- The Medical Minute: Knowing when infant tummy troubles may be serious Spitting up and occasional constipation are unfortunate -- yet normal -- facts of life for most infants. While those symptoms are seldom cause for concern, there are several more serious -- albeit rare -- warning signs that can be present in the first hours and days of life that can indicate any of a number of congenital conditions.More...
- Center for the Protection of Children receives $6K donation Representatives from Metro Bank visited the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children on May 7 to deliver a check representing proceeds from a recent Dress-Down Day Friday fundraising campaign.More...
- Comics and Medicine: Helping med students form their professional identities Reading and creating health-themed comics helps medical students transition from laypersons to physicians, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis at Penn State College of Medicine.More...