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.
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.
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.
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).
Advances in cardiothoracic surgery, neuro-oncology and minimally invasive general surgery have allowed physicians at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to redefine surgical care for patients throughout the region.
WellSpan Heart & Vascular has built a network of cardiovascular care covering York, Adams, Lancaster and Lebanon counties and featuring advanced specialty care in local communities.
The PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute (PHCVI) provides physicians and their patients nationally acclaimed cardiovascular and thoracic care in Central Pennsylvania. Our combined experience, leading-edge technology and collaborative approach allow us to provide patients with access to the most advanced treatment options, including a range of clinical trials, closer to home.