Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) is a joint venture between Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System (a consortium of community hospitals based in Harrisburg.) It is the only university-affiliated inpatient psychiatric facility in central Pennsylvania. The mission of this collaboration is to provide comprehensive psychiatric services to the people of central PA. The facility is a multi-story teaching hospital which includes three units for adult and geriatric inpatient care encompassing 60+ adult beds, as well as a 16-bed child and adolescent unit. The facility is also equipped with an ECT suite, and houses the Triage Evaluation Center (TEC), conference rooms, and outpatient services.
The Internal Medicine rotation occurs at Harrisburg Hospital, the largest member of the 600+ bed Pinnacle Health System (a consortium of community hospitals based in Harrisburg.) It offers a strong teaching component with its own residency and fellowship programs. Major service lines include Neuroscience (including specialty clinics for Epilepsy, Balance and Vestibular conditions), Heart and Vascular, Transplant, Women and Children Services (including High-risk Maternal Fetal and Advanced NICU), Rehabilitation, Cancer, and Behavioral Health (via PPI.) It is also a Magnet Hospital for Nursing.
Lebanon VA Medical Center
Located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, about a 30 minute drive from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, the Lebanon VA Medical Center receives very high ratings amongst VA hospitals nationally for customer service. Here, a patient centered approach is stressed. Importance is given to support of the resident staff educationally and administratively. Residents rotate through the Lebanon VA Medical Center for Geriatric, Outpatient, and Addictions experience.