Why Choose Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Since 1963, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been a leading academic medical center providing high-level, patient-centered care to patients and their families in central Pennsylvania. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center shares its campus with Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, the region’s only children’s hospital. This ensures everyone can receive the best care possible close to home.

Awards and Accreditations

U.S News & World Report Best Hospitals 2022-2023

Hershey Medical Center was named one of the top hospitals in the nation in 2022-2023 for orthopedic care for the sixth year in a row. It was also recognized as high performing in five additional specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. Overall, U.S. News ranked the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as #1 in the Harrisburg metro region and #5 in Pennsylvania.

Magnet® Recognition

Hershey Medical Center earned Magnet designation for the fourth consecutive time in 2022.

Magnet status is the highest credential for nursing facilities in the United States and around the world. For patients and their families, Magnet Recognition ensures they will receive the highest-quality care, provided by nurses who have the support to be the very best that they can be.

Highmark Blue Distinction Center

Hershey Medical Center is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for cardiac care and knee and hip replacement. It is also a Blue Distinction Center for:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Complex and rare cancers
  • Spine surgery

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

Hershey Medical Center received achievement awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association:

  • Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus  
  • Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll  
  • Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll  
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll  

These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

Specialties at Hershey Medical Center

We provide medical and surgical care using the latest technologies in several specialty areas including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Blood and liver diseases
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Women’s health
  • Urology

Hershey Medical Center has Pennsylvania’s only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center for both children and adults.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is fundamentally committed to providing compassionate, inclusive and equitable care and increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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