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.

Referring Physician Directory

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Ortho Report

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital offers a website dedicated to providing physicians with the latest in pediatric news. Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital Report publishes articles by our pediatric staff to share discoveries and successes. Read and subscribe to receive new articles as they are added to the blog.

Summer 2015 articles:

Registration Open for Free CLIMB Program

You mean the world to a child, but you have cancer. Penn State Hershey is hosting CLIMB, or Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery, a free program designed to help children cope when someone they love has cancer by encouraging discussion and creativity. The sessions are held September 23, 30; October 7, October 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Penn State Hershey Breast Center, 30 Hope Drive, Entrance A, Room 1710A/B. Children between the ages of five and thirteen whose parent or grandparent is in active treatment for cancer can participate. All sessions are facilitated by a health care provider who is specially trained in the care of families coping with cancer. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register, contact Nichole Cook at 717-531-7942 or

Penn State Hershey part of new report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is part of a first-of-its-kind report on pediatric and congenital heart surgery by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). The report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes is a first in Pennsylvania, and is the only statewide reporting effort like it in the nation. The report shows that the outcomes for pediatric and congenital heart surgery at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital are the same or better than the national average.

Click here to access a full copy of the PHC4 report.

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.

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 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 3,500 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.

To learn more about Four Diamonds and how you save the life of a child battling cancer, please visit or call 717-531-6086.

Is your child struggling with paying attention, or having issues with behavior?

Penn State Hershey Psychiatry offers an eight-week group counseling program for parents and their children who have issues with paying attention, following the rules, temper outbursts, or getting along with others.


Children (ages 5-12) with attention or behavior issues and their parent(s).


Wednesday afternoons and evenings (eight week sessions) offered throughout the year


Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Psychiatry
22 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
(behind Tanger Outlet Center)


Standard co-pay charges may apply for parents; separate fees apply for optional children's sessions ($20 per session)


Registration is required. Please call 717-531-6772 or email Click here to learn more about about these group sessions.