Outpatient Practice Sites
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Distinguished by its close proximity to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, this site’s fourteen attending physicians have diverse interests, including sports medicine, acupuncture, and research in addition to working with residents. The clinic’s population of suburban, middle-income patients, many of whom have private insurance, support a balanced mix of patient age groups and maternity care. A nearby nursing home, notable population of Medicaid patients, and identity as the outpatient site for Penn State College of Medicine student health enhances diversity. Resident teaching and learning opportunities are facilitated by the presence of first, second, third, and fourth year College of Medicine medical students on clerkship rotations and on-site X-ray capability. Nearby are a coffee shop, a restaurant, and a pizzeria as well as Briarcrest Square, which is a popular housing option among residents of the Family Medicine Residency as well as the forty other Medical Center residency programs. This site is an NCQA designated Patient-Centered Medical Home.
This site in the heart of downtown Lebanon proudly serves a large population of urban, underserved city residents. Over half of the patient population receives government-sponsored insurance. A highly respected Family Support/Medical Home Program is a unique social work unit embedded within the clinic and assists residents with the challenges of providing care in this urban setting. While most patients in this largely Hispanic population speak English, a language line is readily available and frequently used when needed to overcome language barriers. Faculty teaching here is highly regarded, and the site was named a Penn State Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Site of the Year in multiple years. It is located just four blocks from The Good Samaritan Hospital and is an NCQA designated Patient-Centered Medical Home.
With the feel of a small, rural family practice office, this site is an essential provider of health care in eastern Lebanon County. In a beautiful countryside location with patients drawn from surrounding farms and small towns, residents learn to practice comprehensive care in a community with few other healthcare providers. With a blend of patients receiving insurance from private employer-sponsored plans, government-sponsored insurance, and self-paying Amish and Mennonite populations, residents learn from a uniquely diverse group of patients. In an intimate office setting fostered by its small size and close bonds between residents, faculty, and staff, residents are challenged to broaden their knowledge base and scope of practice. It has a reputation for excellent teaching, having been selected as a Penn State Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Site of the Year multiple years. This site is an NCQA designated Patient-Centered Medical Home.
The hallmark of this academic medical center office is the tremendous resources it offers to patients. Its largely privately insured population receives care from residents and attending physicians that include on-site specialty clinics of OB/GYN, Dermatology, Nephrology, Neurology/Surgery and Children’s Heart Group. Its staff of around twelve Family Medicine attending physicians has a reputation for excellent teaching, having been named a Penn State Medical Student Clerkship Teaching Site of the Year for multiple years. Besides providing care for all ages, faculty have diverse interests, including teaching motivational interviewing to residents. To enhance the resident learning and teaching experience, Nyes Road I offers on-site labs and radiology as well as hosting medical students on clerkship rotations. Of course it also offers easy access to numerous nearby restaurants and a short drive to Harrisburg, a popular social destination among residents from all of Penn State Hershey’s residency programs. This site is an NCQA designated Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Inpatient Clinical Sites
Founded in 1963 through a gift from the Milton S. Hershey Foundation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country. Its physicians and nurses are known for providing innovative patient care using state-of-the-art technology in a family-focused manner. Residents are assisted in their patient care duties by a large, high-caliber nursing staff that has been nationally recognized for quality as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given only to 5 percent of hospitals nationally. Faculty physicians also have a reputation for excellence as 171 were selected for the most recent Best Doctors in America® list. Of those, sixteen work in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Complementing the highly recognized clinical staff is a highly recognized Information Technology system. Health Imaging & IT Magazine has repeatedly named the Medical Center as a “Top Connected Healthcare Facility” based on its use of digital imaging technology and information systems to facilitate better workflow and patient care and reduce overall costs.
Patient care at Penn State Hershey Medical Center is second to none. It is the only medical facility in
Pennsylvania to be accredited as both an adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center. The new Cancer Institute building brings together cancer-related clinical and research operations under one roof, offering both aggressive, cutting edge Gamma Knife radiation treatments and a healing garden for patient comfort. Construction is underway on the new 252,000-square-foot freestanding Children’s Hospital building adjacent to the Medical Center, which will include surgical suites, inpatient rooms, and outpatient clinics for children. The Medical Center is also a winner of multiple “Top 100 Hospital” awards and Highmark Blue Shield Distinction Centers in several clinical areas.
Rigorous pursuit of academic knowledge is the hallmark of the Medical Center. Dedicated conference rooms and call rooms facilitate this education, and the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library provides easy access to any electronic and printed medical reference that a resident would need to enhance their education. Residents also learn in the brand new, cutting-edge clinical Simulation Center located in the College of Medicine and above the library. Virtual-reality, computer-based, and model driven simulators help residents master skills such as resuscitation and surgical techniques for adult and pediatric patients.
Residents can recharge at the Gateway Café, Au Bon Pain, and Starbucks in addition to the newly renovated hospital cafeteria. All are located within the Medical Center. The Fitness Center located across the street from the Medical Center provides a means to burn off those calories and stress.
A more intimate, community-based learning experience at The Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, PA, compliments the academic medical center experience. A stable institution in this small town since 1889, the 172- bed facility offers inpatient and outpatient care and an inpatient rehabilitation program. Dedicated to providing care for all members of the local community, it is a not for-profit institution operated for and highly regarded by the people of Lebanon and the surrounding area. Exceeding national, state, and peer hospital standards and earning accolades from the American Heart Association and U.S. News and World Report, its reputation for quality is well-deserved. Fully equipped with medical imaging services, maternity care, end-of-life services and a Cardiac and Vascular Center, the hospital provides the Lebanon community with a broad range of health care services so they can receive outstanding care close to home. Sponsoring health fairs and screenings, the Good Samaritan Hospital is a respected and integral part of its small town.
As the only residents working inside the hospital, Family Medicine residents are known and respected by the staff they work alongside. Dedicated conference rooms and comfortable resident call and lounge areas facilitate resident education. The hospital’s Courtyard Café provides fresh food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.