Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The 548 licensed bed facility provides high quality medical care while serving as a setting for educational and research programs. There are more than 25,000 patients admitted, more than 47,000 emergency room visits and over 700,000 outpatient visits each year. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is staffed by approximately 500 full-time faculty physicians, 52 residency and fellowship programs and over 560 residents and fellows.
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a referral center for physicians and communities throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states, and provides primary care for residents of the surrounding area. It has established centers for patients with cardiovascular diseases, newborn infants (neonatal intensive care), hemophiliacs, poisoning, and muscular dystrophy patients. It has comprehensive programs in emergency services, AIDS comprehensive care clinic, high-risk obstetrics, adult and childhood cancer, endocrine laboratory services, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorder treatment, genetics, cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation (heart, kidney, pancreas, liver) spinal cord injuries, sports medicine, artificial organs, and both adult and pediatric cardiology. It is a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults.
Additional educational resources for the residents and fellows include availability to utilize our Simulation Development and Cognitive Science Lab, a 2000 sq. ft. area, featuring two adult and one pediatric METI Human Patient Simulators situated in realistic OR settings and virtual reality based stations, including a CathSim intravenous trainer and an AccuTouch Endoscopy Simulator (bronchoscope and colonoscope). For more information, please visit their website.
Penn State Cancer Institute is comprised of an independent day hospital and infusion room for outpatient care as well as a dedicated ward for inpatient treatment. With an emphasis on discovery and multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care, area's only comprehensive cancer center and a leader in of state-of-the art research and patient care.
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute is a dedicated unit specializing in cardiac and vascular medicine. The most advanced monitoring and therapeutic life saving techniques (such as extracroporeal membrane oxygenation, heart/lung bypass, ventricular assist devices and the total artificial heart) are utilized for the benefit of the patient of central Pennsylvania.
Lebanon VA Medical Center
A University teaching service was established at Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center (LVAMC) in 1988 to provide residents experience with a broader base of patients and clinical problems. Inpatient Hospice care is also provided at the LVAMC.
The facility is located approximately 17 miles from the Hershey Medical Center. Residents are provided meals, pagers, sleeping quarters, work rooms and other amenities during rotations at LVAMC.
Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital is a 623-licensed bed not-for-profit health system. Senior residents have the opportunity to rotate with the private practice hospitalist group at this facility. Resident function with a great deal of autonomy as a member of the hospitalist team. Preference is given to residents who desire to pursue a career in hospitalist medicine.
LGH is located approximately 30 miles from the Hershey Medical Center. Residents are provided housing (if requested/required) while on this rotation. The City of Lancaster, the oldest inland city in the United States of America, offers our residents the opportunity to experience an alternate central Pennsylvania location. For more about the City of Lancaster visit the website. For more about the City of Lancaster visit the website.