Penn State Hershey Department of Emergency Medicine
Please join us in welcoming Susan B. Promes, MD as professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Promes, who joined Penn State Hershey in July 2014, was previously professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Promes has received numerous awards and honors for excellence in teaching, leadership and service. She is active in professional groups including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians; she also serves on the ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee. Her academic interests include team training, bedside teaching, medical errors, and clinical guidelines; her research focuses on medical education and faculty development with a current emphasis on evaluation of learners.
Welcome Dr. Promes!
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.
- Hershey dean/CEO completes ice bucket challenge for ALS Dr. Craig Hillemeier, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State's senior vice president for health affairs, and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine, took the ice bucket challenge today (Aug. 28) on behalf of the Penn State Hershey ALS Clinic, which sees about 200 patients from across Pennsylvania and conducts cutting edge research into the causes and potential treatments for ALS. The Penn State Nittany Lion did the dousing.More...
- Sebastianelli, Lynch take on new roles in State College Dr. Wayne J. Sebastianelli, who has served as director of athletic medicine at Penn State since 1992, has been named the new associate dean for clinical affairs for the Penn State College of Medicine Regional Campus in State College. Dr. Scott Lynch, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and the director of sports medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, will become the new director of athletic medicine for the University.More...
- The Medical Minute: Screening and awareness mean fewer prostate cancer deaths Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it also is the result of more judicious screening.More...
- New simulation area lets patients, parents practice their new device Patients and parents of Children’s Hospital patients can now practice PICC home care in a new patient education simulation area in the Children’s Hospital Resource Center. A PICC - peripherally inserted central catheter – is a tube usually inserted in the upper arm into a vein to allow extended intravenous access for medicine delivery, blood draws, and other procedures. Home care is important to avoid complications like infection. The area was created jointly by the Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center and the Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council.More...