Welcome to Penn State Hershey Nursing
Welcome to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, central Pennsylvania's only academic, Level I regional trauma center, and tertiary care provider.
Thank you for the opportunity to share with you why I am so proud to be a Penn State Hershey Nurse!
Our prestigious recognition as a Magnet accredited hospital is an honor that reaffirms the value of the hard work and dedication we exhibit everyday. Learn more >>
The DAISY award is an award recognizing nurses for delivering skillful, compassionate care. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was created in memory of Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The DAISY Foundation was established by Patrick's family to keep his spirit alive. The primary mission of the DAISY Foundation is to express profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day.
Click here to nominate one of our staff members and for additional information regarding this award.
Tangent Medical Blog - 2014 Nurses Choice Awards
Elizabeth Bajc, BSN, RN, MIMCU received the 2014 Nurses' Choice Award presented by Tangent Medical to honor nurses who demonstrate excellence in improving patient comfort, satisfaction, safety, and quality care.
Read the full article at Tangent Medical Blog, 2014 Nurses Choice Awards!
Gold-Level Beacon Award Received
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). MICU is one of only four units in Pennsylvania to receive this recognition. The Beacon Award for Excellence, a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments, recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year award with gold, silver, or bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
- College of Medicine receives $14 million to study exercise program for seniors Penn State College of Medicine was awarded nearly $14 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of a program integrating strength training, balance exercises and walking for older adults who have had a fall-related fracture.More...
- Trauma-scenario provides hands-on training for Penn State Mont Alto students Penn State Mont Alto held its sixth annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students on May 1. During the event, students worked with multiple agencies to rescue injured individuals who were in tree harvesting accidents in the forest near the campus.More...
- Penn State World Campus graduates first class in online nursing master’s degree The first class from Penn State’s online master of science in nursing degree will graduate May 10. “These are very high-quality students who want to be in jobs that will help train a new generation of nurses,” said Lisa Kitko, an assistant professor of nursing at Penn State. “That really speaks to their commitment to the profession and to nursing.”More...
- Students, volunteers join together to ‘Kiss Hershey Back’ A group of first-year Penn State College of Medicine students led the eighth annual Kiss Hershey Back Derry Township cleanup day on Saturday, May 2.More...