Penn State Hershey Department of Emergency Medicine

As Interim Chair, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Emergency Medicine web-portal at Penn State Hershey.  I sincerely hope that you find these web-pages useful and informative.  We are dedicated and proud to provide the best possible patient care, respecting the individual's background and needs.  We endeavor to provide evidence based education and decision making.  We believe that innovation is strongly linked to improvements in patient care and research findings.  Daily, we are involved in our community through our dedicated Life Lion Emergency Medical Services staff in their provision of care and safe transport.  We see ourselves as team members, importantly linked to our Nursing, technical and support staff, in all that we do clinically.  Details on our academic missions of teaching and research include pages for the medical student interest group, EM residency training, fellowships, faculty, and programmatic efforts in our clinical research foci. My thanks for viewing our pages.

Dr. Lawrence Kass, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Interim Chair

Celebrating 25 Years of Saving Lives


Penn State Hershey 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.