Diversity Initiatives

An important mission of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is Service to Community.  Penn State Hershey takes this responsibility seriously and contributes countless hours to a wide range of community and professional service activities.

Medicine is a service profession and we feel strongly that our staff should learn to care for others in an environment that values and supports activities that benefit the community. We are extremely proud of the fact that community service is a tradition of our institution. The list of service activities is broad and affords our staff the opportunity to select activities that best suit their interests and talents.


Over the past year Penn State Hershey has:


  • Helped sick children smile and laugh
  • Provided companionship for the elderly
  • Cleared hiking trails
  • Supported battered women and their children
  • Worked in third world country health clinics
  • Served as big brothers and big sisters
  • Provided health education to secondary school children
  • Donated blood
  • Provided support to terminally ill patients
  • Administered free medical care to homeless men and women


Organizations served by Penn State Hershey include:


  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Hershey Area Nursing Homes
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Child Life - University Hospital
  • Shalom House Women's Shelter
  • Bethesda Missions Men'sHomeless Shelter
  • Cenacle Children's Shelter
  • Central PA Food Bank
  • AIDS Awareness Education Program
  • Blood Donation Drive
  • Adopt - A - Highway Project
  • AIDS Awareness Educational Program
  • FPIG Tar Wars Elementary School Program
  • Nittany Lions vs. Lambs Relay Fundraiser
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Lion Care Student Free Clinic for the Homeless
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Hospice of York County
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics
  • American Cancer Society