Welcome to Penn State Hershey Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgery
Welcome to the Division of Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Our goal is to meet your needs for the best in trauma, acute care and critical care surgery 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 491 bed tertiary care medical center in a rural setting, serving central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The catchment area has a population base of over 1.2 million people. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the only Level I Trauma Center for both the adult and pediatric population in south Central Pennsylvania with approximately 2,000 admissions to the adult service annually. The trauma team is led by a physician specially trained in the management of critically ill and injured patients. The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a 30-bed state-of-the-art complex providing critical care services for over 1,800 patients annually. The patient population in the SICU includes a diverse mix of cardiothoracic, general, vascular, transplant, trauma, and neurosurgical cases. The acute care surgery practice meets the needs of those patients requiring emergency general surgery and provides surgery and follow-up to those patients as well as referral back to their home community physicians.
Transportation to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is facilitated by Life Lion EMS which provides, basic life support (BLS), advanced life support (ALS), mobile intensive care unit (MICU) and air transport (roto-wing/helicopter) from the surrounding area to patients requiring critical care, trauma or acute care surgery.
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Penn State College of Medicine awarded $1 million AMA grant
Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded a prestigious $1 million grant by the American Medical Association as part of a program aimed at transforming the way the physicians of tomorrow are trained.More...
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Collaborative Hershey and University Park medical service trip
This spring brought the first collaborative spring break service trip for University Park undergraduates and Hershey medical students and physicians.More...