Nationally Ranked Hospital
With about 80 patients admitted each day, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, the pediatric department of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is fairly small for a children's center. Nursing excellence is recognized through the hospital's Nurse Magnet status. Patients and their families can find respite from the clinical surroundings in the Ronald McDonald Family Room. The hospital also offers sleep areas for parents and siblings.
This hospital was one of 80 facilities that made the rankings in at least one of the 10 specialties analyzed for the 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals.
Editor's Note, 7/17/2012: Some children's hospitals were initially misranked in one or more specialties due to a programming error that affected their scores. The website now displays correct rankings. To see if this hospital was one of the affected hospitals, get details here.
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033