Prior to 2013, Penn State Children’s Hospital’s patients and families shared space with the adult hospital on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. A three-story addition to the standalone Children’s Hospital that opened in 2013 — slated to be complete in November 2020 — will bring all children’s services into the Penn State Children’s Hospital, including a larger neonatal intensive care unit as well as the Labor and Delivery unit and postpartum patient rooms for women.
Uniting high-level prenatal and surgical care with comprehensive support services, the Perinatal Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children’s Hospital has become the regional referral center for diagnosis and treatment of suspected fetal anomalies.
Advanced Microsurgical Procedures at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Offer Safer, More Natural Breast Reconstruction
Microsurgical flap procedures reconstruct breasts using patients’ own adipose tissue, creating a more natural appearance than saline or silicone implants. These procedures, which locally are performed only at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, are also safer options for breast cancer patients who have undergone radiation therapy and mastectomy.
Results from the Z0011 clinical trial conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACSOG) show strong evidence that the number of lymph nodes removed from women with clinical T1-T2 invasive breast cancer does not correlate with improved survival — opening the door to a less invasive procedure and a reduced risk of painful morbidities.