Penn State Hershey Department of Emergency Medicine
As Interim Chair, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Emergency Medicine web-portal at Penn State Hershey. I sincerely hope that you find these web-pages useful and informative. We are dedicated and proud to provide the best possible patient care, respecting the individual's background and needs. We endeavor to provide evidence based education and decision making. We believe that innovation is strongly linked to improvements in patient care and research findings. Daily, we are involved in our community through our dedicated Life Lion Emergency Medical Services staff in their provision of care and safe transport. We see ourselves as team members, importantly linked to our Nursing, technical and support staff, in all that we do clinically. Details on our academic missions of teaching and research include pages for the medical student interest group, EM residency training, fellowships, faculty, and programmatic efforts in our clinical research foci. My thanks for viewing our pages.
Dr. Lawrence Kass, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Interim Chair
EMS Spring Continuing Education Event: March 29, 2014
Register online today for this continuing education event sponsored by Penn State Hershey Life Lion and HACC Shumaker Public Safety Center - EMS Unit. topics include:
- Farming accidents
- Carbon monoxide poisoning and burns
- Snake bites
- Pediatric trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- New EMS technologies
- Zeke's story and K-9 medical emergencies in the field.
A $35 registration fee includes eight con-ed hours, continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information about this event.
Celebrating 25 Years of Saving Lives
- For more than twenty-five years, Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport has been saving lives in central Pennsylvania and beyond. Since the first patient flight in December 1986, more than 30,000 patient transports have been completed, and the team of twenty-three employees has grown to nearly 70 pilots, nurses, paramedics and support staff. Watch our team in action.
- As Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Team celebrates twenty-five years, Read more on how the flight team reflects on how medical air services have changed and what's ahead.
Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine is committed to:
- Providing the highest quality, efficient and compassionate care to our patients and our community;
- Advancing the knowledge base of Emergency Medicine and care outcomes through clinical excellence, research and scholarship and;
- Educate and train the future leaders in Emergency Medicine
- Caring - we embrace sensitivity to the well-being of patients, families and staff;
- Excellence - we strive for the highest quality of care for all patients;
- Growth - we share a personal and organizational commitment to professional development and life long learning;
- Respect - we value the dignity, autonomy and worth of individuals of all backgrounds;
- Timeliness - we strive for expeditious evaluation and treatment, while maintaining the highest possible quality; Teamwork - we are committed to work together towards common goals through effective communication, collaboration, tolerance of variation in ideas, and the assumption of responsibility and accountability for the actions and decisions required by one's role
Every minute counts in the care of acutely ill and injured patients. Life Lion's Critical Care medical teams save not only precious time, but also deliver specialized care and treatment. Click here to learn more.
Penn State Hershey Life Lion EMS is committed to providing the community, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and the region, with easy access to quality, efficient, out-of-hospital care in a professional, compassionate, and caring environment. Click here to learn more.
- The Medical Minute: Poison prevention tips for spring When the days get longer and warmer, many find themselves with a desire to clean everything from the house and car to the garage and medicine cabinet. While that urge can be a good thing, it can also lead to accidental poisoning.More...
- Penn State Hershey welcomes Bethenny Frankel for annual Seasons of Health event Join Penn State Hershey Medical Center and abc27 on Saturday, April 12 for Seasons of Health 2014. It will feature a morning of meaningful and interactive wellness presentations and a health fair, all followed by brunch with keynote speaker Bethenny Frankel.More...
- Reynolds Lecture to host Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi on March 18 The Department of Medicine Herbert Y. and Anne L. Reynolds Lecture will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Lecture Room D on the Penn State Hershey campus. Guest speaker Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi will present “Danger Signals in the ICU.”More...
- Nurse practitioner receives Heart Failure Award Mary Lou Osevala of the heart failure program of Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, recently received the Heart Failure Award from the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.More...