Welcome to Penn State Hershey Nursing
Welcome to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, central Pennsylvania's only academic, Level I regional trauma center, and tertiary care provider.
Thank you for the opportunity to share with you why I am so proud to be a Penn State Hershey Nurse!
Our prestigious recognition as a Magnet accredited hospital is an honor that reaffirms the value of the hard work and dedication we exhibit everyday. Learn more >>
The DAISY award is an award recognizing nurses for delivering skillful, compassionate care. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was created in memory of Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The DAISY Foundation was established by Patrick's family to keep his spirit alive. The primary mission of the DAISY Foundation is to express profound gratitude to nurses for the work they do for patients and their families every day.
Click here to nominate one of our staff members and for additional information regarding this award.
Tangent Medical Blog - 2014 Nurses Choice Awards
Elizabeth Bajc, BSN, RN, MIMCU received the 2014 Nurses' Choice Award presented by Tangent Medical to honor nurses who demonstrate excellence in improving patient comfort, satisfaction, safety, and quality care.
Read the full article at Tangent Medical Blog, 2014 Nurses Choice Awards!
Gold-Level Beacon Award Received
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). MICU is one of only four units in Pennsylvania to receive this recognition. The Beacon Award for Excellence, a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments, recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year award with gold, silver, or bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and the National Quality Healthcare Award.
- Ebola outbreak shows need for education in public health preparedness The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has underscored the importance of the education and training that people need to respond to global health crises. An online master’s degree and graduate certificate from Penn State can help prepare people for those kinds of jobs.More...
- The Medical Minute: Information is power for women at high risk of breast cancer Now that medical professionals have identified gene mutations that predispose for breast cancer, patients can take proactive steps to reduce their risk. Many cases of breast cancer seem to have no genetic link, but people with a strong family history of cancer should consider getting tested to see if they carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.More...
- Best-selling author and eating disorder survivor to speak about recovery Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Clinic invites the community to a free program with a best-selling author at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. “Step By Step: Turn Your Worst Moments Into Your Greatest Achievements” will be presented by Brian Cuban, a 1983 Penn State graduate, and author of the Amazon best-selling book "Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder."More...
- Medical student receives fellowship in tropical medicine Kimberly Faldetta, a medical student at Penn State College of Medicine, has been named a 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellow by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. This nationally competitive fellowship awards program provided Faldetta with funding for her project in the field of tropical medicine.More...