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.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: High-level Care and Research with a Regional Focus
A rigorous emphasis on primary and specialty care, research, and education sets Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center apart in regional healthcare delivery.
As a healthcare administrator for more than 30 years, I have seen dramatic transformations in health care, but the greatest change has been in cardiovascular surgery. Thirty years ago, I would not have believed that most heart surgeries would someday be performed with tiny incisions in the side of the chest or groin. One of the greatest rewards of working at PinnacleHealth has been witnessing firsthand how these advances have helped patients right here in Central Pennsylvania.
At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, physician-scientists provide advanced treatments for acute and chronic heart conditions, while furthering the Heart and Vascular Institute’s mission to develop and perfect lifesaving therapies and technologies.
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™.
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.
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.
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