Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The 551 bed provides high quality medical care while serving as a setting for educational and research programs. There are more than 25,000 patients admitted, more than 47,000 emergency room visits and over 700,000 outpatient visits each year. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is staffed by approximately 500 full-time faculty physicians, 52 residency and fellowship programs and over 560 residents and fellows.
There are accredited residency training programs in anesthesia, dermatology, family and community medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, diagnostic radiology, combined internal medicine and pediatrics (Med-Peds), nuclear radiology, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and urology, in addition to internal medicine. Hershey Medical Center receives over 100 million dollars in annual research funding.
Hershey Medical Center is a referral center for physicians and communities throughout Pennsylvania and neighboring states, and provides primary care for residents of the surrounding area. It has established centers for patients with cardiovascular diseases, newborn infants (neonatal intensive care), hemophiliacs, poisoning, and muscular dystrophy patients. It has comprehensive programs in emergency services, AIDS comprehensive care clinic, high-risk obstetrics, adult and childhood cancer, endocrine laboratory services, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorder treatment, genetics, cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation (heart, kidney, pancreas, liver) spinal cord injuries, sports medicine, artificial organs, and both adult and pediatric cardiology. It is a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults.
Penn State Cancer Institute is comprised of an independent day hospital and infusion room for outpatient care as well as a dedicated ward for inpatient treatment.
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute is a dedicated unit specializing in cardiac and vascular medicine. The most advanced monitoring and therapeutic life saving techniques (such as extracroporeal membrane oxygenation, heart/lung bypass, ventricular assist devices and the total artificial heart) find their home.
Lebanon VA Medical Center
A University teaching service was established at Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center (LVAMC) in 1988 to provide residents experience with a broader base of patients and clinical problems. Inpatient Hospice care is also provided at the LVAMC.
The facility is located approximately 17 miles from the Hershey Medical Center. Residents are provided meals, pagers, sleeping quarters, work rooms and other amenities during rotations at LVAMC.
Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital is a 623-licensed bed not-for-profit health system. Senior residents have the opportunity to rotate with the private practice hospitalist group at this facility. Resident function with a great deal of autonomy as a member of the hospitalist team. Preference is given to residents who desire to pursue a career in hospitalist medicine.
LGH is located approximately 30 miles from the Hershey Medical Center. Residents are provided housing (if requested/required) while on this rotation. The City of Lancaster, the oldest inland city in the United States of America, offers our residents the opportunity to experience an alternate central Pennsylvania location. For more about the City of Lancaster visit the website.