Medical Facility News
From advanced pediatric medical and surgical care to in-house research and collaborative clinical investigation with national pediatric leaders, the scientists, providers and care teams at Penn State Children’s Hospital continue to break down barriers to inform treatment and foster excellent outcomes for children and families throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.
New Era of Radiosurgery Launches at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: Installation of Gamma Knife Icon
As technologies and techniques have advanced in recent years, Gamma Knife radiosurgery has become a vital tool for enhancing outcomes among patients with brain tumors and other complex neurological disorders. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to provide the most advanced care in the region by upgrading to the latest iteration of the Gamma Knife radiosurgery system: Leksell Gamma Knife®Icon™.
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.
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.
Clinicians at Hershey Medical Center have taken cranial radiosurgery to the next level with Leksell Gamma Knife®IconTM, the latest advance in Elekta’s Gamma Knife system.
The synergies created by the joining of Lancaster General Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) enable providers throughout the system to work in an environment of close collaboration that benefits patients and physicians alike.
The need for behavioral health services currently exceeds availability on both a regional and national level. Through integration and education, the recent affiliation between WellSpan Health and Philhaven will improve access to care in Central Pennsylvania.
PinnacleHealth delivers on its community mission of excellent health care in the region while having a significant impact nationally on clinical research.
At Lancaster General Health, innovation takes many forms, from leveraging the latest technological advances for greater community engagement to forming a relationship with fellow area healthcare leader Penn Medicine.
Comprehensive protocols that prioritize patient safety and minimize medical errors are the cornerstone of Carlisle Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC’s) high-reliability initiative, says President and CEO Rich Newell, MPT, DPT.
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