ESTABLISHED IN 2000, Penn State Cancer Institute, recognized as an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited facility, has evolved into a premier academic oncology center that encompasses clinical care, research, education and outreach. Since 2009, the 178,000-square-foot facility on the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus has served as the hub for nearly 160 clinicians, researchers and faculty members based in Hershey and University Park, State College in Centre County. The Cancer Institute care teams see nearly 2,000 individual cases annually.
At Penn State Children’s Hospital, the use of 3-D printing to create models of complex heart anatomy provides an effective tool for enhancing surgical outcomes.
With a commitment to continually upgrading its capabilities to provide optimal patient care, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has become a pioneer in the use of robotic technology for surgical procedures of the head and neck.
In May of 2013, PinnacleHealth embarked on an exciting journey in caring for patients with blocked heart arteries when it began participating in a three-year clinical trial for the first-of-its-kind drug-eluting Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS).
When Lancaster General Health (LG Health) became part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) in August 2015, the organizations formalized a well-established, productive partnership — while setting ambitious goals of providing even greater patient access to leading-edge care. A little over a year later, their collaboration has yielded significant progress in patient care, medical-record sharing and clinical research, with further advances anticipated.
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