Welcome to Penn State Hershey Stroke Center
Stroke is a medical emergency. New treatments and interventions are now available that may reverse or reduce the effects of a stroke if administered early enough. The Penn State Hershey Stroke Center team is readily available to evaluate and treat patients during a stroke emergency. The latest catheter-delivered, clot-busting treatments – including the Solitaire FR Device – are also available around-the-clock.
If you think you are experiencing a stroke, call 911.
Caring for A Stroke Patient
Primary Stroke Center vs. Comprehensive Stroke Center
Have you ever wondered the difference between a Primary Stroke Center and a Comprehensive Stroke Center? Learn more about Penn State Hershey Stroke Center—one of only a few Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Pennsylvania.
- Hole in heart wall likely stroke factor for Penguins' Kris Letang
- Penn State Hershey recognized for quality care for heart failure and stroke patients
- Penn State Hershey named a comprehensive stroke center
- Stroke survivor Nicki Overholt fights back
- A variety of therapies are used to help stroke victims recover
- A good recovery is possible after a heart attack or stroke, but much depends on quick treatment
Penumbra Quarterly – Stroke Provider Newsletter
Morrison receives Distinguished Achievement Award from AHA
Kathy Morrison, stroke program manager at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, has been presented with the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award. More >>
Penn State Hershey named a comprehensive stroke center
Penn State Hershey Stroke Center has earned a designation that recognizes the high level of care it offers for patients with the most severe and challenging types of strokes. More >>
As one of the premier academic medical centers in the northeast, Penn State Hershey Medical Center is committed to a bold new vision of health care, and to the people, partnerships, and progressive technologies that bring this vision to life.
But don't take our word for it - our leadership in providing the finest state-of-the-art care for our patients has been widely recognized in numerous national and regional rankings for quality, patient safety, and physician and nursing excellence.
- 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...