Emergency medicine physicians and staff are active in the communities we serve across the region

Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine

Our emergency medicine physicians and staff are active in the communities we serve across the region.  We direct the Health Care Facilities Partnership of South central PA - a regional collaboration of all 17 acute care regional hospitals. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the collaboration includes emergency management agencies and three primary care clinics to create a model for communities across the United States to begin addressing their own public health emergency preparedness needs. We also staff the Beaver Stadium first aid stations during Pennsylvania State University home football games - weekends where State College becomes Pennsylvania's third largest "city."

Every day, our Life Lion Critical Care and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams bring life-saving skills into our communities. The Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care team of flight nurses, paramedics, and pilots offers lectures and presentations on health care and safety topics, participates in community events such as National Night Out and Prom Promise, and provides tours of the Life Lion hangar for students, Scouts, and more to learn more about the aircraft. Our crew also offers landing zone safety presentations for fire departments and EMS organizations, as well as continuing education programs for members of the EMS community.   More....


Emergency Medicine is committed to:

  • Providing the highest quality, efficient and compassionate care to our patients and our community;
  • Advancing the knowledge base of Emergency Medicine and care outcomes through clinical excellence, research and scholarship and;
  • Educate and train the future leaders in Emergency Medicine


  • Caring - we embrace sensitivity to the well-being of patients, families and staff;
  • Excellence - we strive for the highest quality of care for all patients;
  • Growth - we share a personal and organizational commitment to professional development and life long learning;
  • Respect - we value the dignity, autonomy and worth of individuals of all backgrounds;
  • Timeliness - we strive for expeditious evaluation and treatment, while maintaining the highest possible quality;
  • Teamwork - we are committed to work together towards common goals through effective communication, collaboration, tolerance of variation in ideas, and the assumption of responsibility and accountability for the actions and decisions required by one's role


The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to introduce the LionReach - a mobile training and education vehicle. LionReach was developed through a grant for federal funds to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies.  Click here to learn more.

Every minute counts in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Life Lion's Critical Care medical teams save not only precious time, but also deliver specialized care and treatment.  Click here to learn more.

Penn State Hershey Life Lion EMS is committed to providing the community, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and the region, with easy access to quality, efficient, out-of-hospital care in a professional, compassionate, and caring environment.  Click here to learn more.