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Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

Every year, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital at Penn State Hershey Medical Center is a destination for hope and healing for thousands of children and their families. As the only Level I pediatric trauma center between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we serve the most populous rural regions in the nation, with more than a million children in our referral area.

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital offers more than 20 specialty pediatric patient services in Hershey and numerous specialty services at more than 30 outpatient clinic locations throughout Pennsylvania.

Cubby Care Award - Nominate Someone Today

Cubby Care Award

Celebrating the Amazing, Respect and Excellence our patients and families receive!

At Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, patient and family-centered care is our culture. We believe families are an extension of the patient and a  partner in their child's care.

The Children's Hospital Family Advisory Council created an award to celebrate those staff and faculty who embody the patient and family-centered values of the Children's Hospital.

Nominations for the Cubby CARE Award are reviewed by the Family Advisory Council and winners are announced annually. Awards are presented to recipients during the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Service Excellence Celebration in October.

Nominees can include anyone who has a direct or indirect impact on patients and families. Nominations can be individuals or teams, anyone or any group that truly demonstrates the values of patient- and family-centered care.

How do I nominate someone or a team for the Cubby CARE Award?

It's easy! Anyone can nominate someone for the Cubby CARE Award!

You can complete and submit the form online.

Once the form is received, someone will contact you to have a more in-depth conversation about your experience
with the nominee.

How to pick or pack a healthy lunch for kids

With nearly one-third of American children now classified as either overweight or obese, it's more important than ever to leave the Lunchables on the supermarket shelf and pay attention to what kids are eating for their mid-day meal. Marsha Novick, assistant professor of pediatrics and family and community medicine at Penn State Hershey, offers strategies for both those who prefer to pack and those who select options offered in the school cafeteria. Click here to find out how you can pack a healthy lunch.

News

  • Child Abuse Awareness -What to do if you see child abuse (in public)
  • "Look Out for Child Abuse," website is a collaborative of the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Department of Humanities and the Center on Children and the Law of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
  • Children's Hospital again ranked as one of nation's best
  • Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA is under a new agreement (May 2013) agreement with Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and will be staffed by Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital pediatric hospitalists, physicians who specialize in the care of acutely ill infants, children and adolescents. Moses Taylor Hospital is a 217-bed acute care hospital committed to quality, patient-focused care. The hospital's signature women's and children's services include family birthing suites - recognized for three years in the top 10 percent of birthing hospitals in the nation - pediatrics and the region's only Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.  Moses Taylor Hospital is an affiliate of Commonwealth Health.
  • Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation - Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has been ranked in three specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® is an international non-profit organization that saves the lives of children by raising funds and awareness for more than 170 children's hospitals. Children's Miracle Network benefits Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and serves the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York region. Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $47 million since it began in 1984. Funds raised stay local to help to purchase life saving equipment and support vital patient programs, services and pediatric research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

The mission of the Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.

Since its creation, Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,400 children and families, and supported a diverse platform of pediatric cancer research at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit those around the world. Because of the community's steady and generous support, Four Diamonds has been able to assist 100% of the pediatric cancer patients who have been treated at Penn State Hershey.