Welcome to Penn State Hershey Stroke Center
Stroke is a medical emergency. New treatments and interventions are now available that may reverse or reduce the effects of a stroke if administered early enough. The Penn State Hershey Stroke Center team is readily available to evaluate and treat patients during a stroke emergency. The latest catheter-delivered, clot-busting treatments – including the Solitaire FR Device – are also available around-the-clock.
If you think you are experiencing a stroke, call 911.
Beating the Odds: The Cory Weissman Story
Former Gettysburg College basketball player Cory Weissman, a 1000-point scorer in high school, knows one thing for certain—a stroke can sideline any one at any time. Just after his freshman season, Cory suffered a devastating stroke caused by an undetected malformation in his brain called an arteriovenous malformation, or AVM.
Through life-saving procedures and extensive rehabilitation, Cory returned to the court the final game of his senior year to beat the odds…and score the point of his life.
Watch Cory's remarkable full story below (shown in two, back-to-back segments).
- Penn State Hershey begins using telemedicine to treat stroke
- Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute Specialists named in Best Doctors® in America.
- Medical Center receives national recognition for Advanced Stroke Care
Penn State Hershey Medical Center is the first hospital in the Capital Region to earn the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for stroke care. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) awarded the Medical Center Primary Stroke Center Certification following its on-site review of the hospital in September 2006. More...
As one of the premier academic medical centers in the northeast, Penn State Hershey Medical Center is committed to a bold new vision of health care, and to the people, partnerships, and progressive technologies that bring this vision to life.
But don't take our word for it - our leadership in providing the finest state-of-the-art care for our patients has been widely recognized in numerous national and regional rankings for quality, patient safety, and physician and nursing excellence.
- Deadline approaching for Kohl’s Healthy Champions video contest Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, together with the Kohl’s Cares Hospital Program and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, is hosting a video contest for families, schools and organizations. Participants have a chance to win a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iPad mini.More...
- Penn State Hershey Epilepsy Program recognized by NAEC Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program was recently recognized as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).More...
- New leadership coming to human resources, community relations Lisa Abbott will join Penn State Hershey on June 3 as associate vice president for human resources for health affairs for Penn State and chief human resources officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. With Abbott’s arrival, Charles Wilson, who has served as chief human resources officer for the Medical Center since 2002, will move into the new role of chief community relations officer on an interim basis.More...
- The Medical Minute: Preparing home and car for emergencies Whether traveling or at home, there are things you can do before an emergency to ensure a swift response and a better possible outcome to your situation.More...