Partnerships

Kohl's Healthy Choices for Healthy Families

In an effort to stem the rise in childhood obesity, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital with Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center has partnered with Kohl's Department Store to create the program, Kohl's Healthy Champions. This program teaches children and families the importance of bringing healthy choices to life — starting with eating healthy and getting active.

Kohl's Department Store, through the Kohl's Cares for Kids® program, has provided more than $1.4 million to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital since 2006 to educate youth and families about the importance of eating healthy and engaging in regular physical activity.

The Kohl's Healthy Champions program is a year-round education and awareness initiative, designed to teach youth and their families about making behavior changes to support increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, making better beverage choices, understanding proper portion size, increasing minutes of daily physical activity, and recognizing the need to balance calories consumed through food/drink versus calories burned through physical activity and growth.

You can help support our Kohl's Healthy Champions program with the purchase of a $5 Kohl's Cares® book or plush toy found at any Kohl's location in York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Hanover, Colonial Park, Williamsport, or Selinsgrove.

100 percent of the net profits supports children's health and educational opportunities – and you make a positive difference in the lives of children in our community. Since 2000, Kohl's has provided more than $1 million to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, supporting PRO Wellness Center programs for advancing nutrition and activity awareness in the community, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program.

Hershey Center for Applied Research

As a Wexford Science and Technology property, the Hershey Center for Applied Research is part of a thriving network with connections to some of the country’s most respected research institutions.

Our strategic partnership with Penn State University and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers domestic and foreign-based tenants access to advanced technology and other research resources, and immerses them in a climate of innovation.

With an ideal east-coast location convenient to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C., Hershey is an emerging research hot spot that offers a high quality of life and access to a well-educated and stable workforce. By leasing fully customizable research, manufacturing and office space while also providing integrated strategic business services tailored to each tenant, HCAR helps early stage to mature life sciences, nanotech and clean tech companies innovate and grow.

Lion Care Clinic

A year-round free clinic, funded, organized, and run by College of Medicine students and residents is a tribute to the humanism emphasized at the College of Medicine. Currently conducted at the Bethesda Mission on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Lion Care Clinic treats residents of the shelter and others who have come to depend on the services provided. They are helped by Edward Bollard, M.D.,’93 MED who serves as director. Students provide physical examinations, take medical histories, offer health screenings for women—all with a physician volunteer on board to approve student diagnoses and recommendations.

The stories of patients having serious disorders detected and treated are numerous. Last summer, an unemployed man walked into the clinic complaining of poor vision.

A student at the clinic met with the man, and glaucoma was diagnosed. An ophthalmologist who provided treatment free of charge determined the patient would have been blind in three months. Instead, he was given free medication and appointments for follow-up care. After a few months, his condition had improved immeasurably.

The Lion Care Clinic is conducted with a $10,000 annual operating budget, primarily funded by Penn State University and philanthropy.  A recent $20,000 grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges is designated toward outfitting new space with furnishings and equipment, necessary as the result of the Bethesda Mission's planned relocation to new quarters.