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Penn State Health recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers by State

Penn State Health, which employs more than 18,000 people systemwide, has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2023.

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Hershey Medical Center Emergency Department uses virtual intensive care services to enhance patient monitoring

Emergencies are never virtual, but virtual care is now part of Emergency Department services for patients at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Virtual intensive care services have been added to 10 beds in the Emergency Department.

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Gratitude memorialized: Artist unveils The Gratitude Project at Lancaster Medical Center

Photographer Shelby Wormley, of Lancaster, unveiled The Gratitude Project at Lancaster Medical Center to a welcoming crowd eagerly anticipating the result of months of creative work.

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Penn State College of Medicine's 60-year legacy of showing the world what medicine means

Penn State College of Medicine has been taking a look back at key years in its rich history.

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A New Era Begins: Karen E. Kim, MD, MS, is Dean of Penn State College of Medicine

Karen E. Kim, MD, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Rural Health Research and Professor, started her tenure as dean of the College of Medicine on Sept. 1.

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Latest Research

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College of Medicine receives record-breaking $160M in annual research funding

Between April and June 2023, College of Medicine researchers received 195 grants and contracts totaling $57.04 million for research.

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College of Medicine researchers develop app to encourage long term physical activity, reduce Alzheimer’s risk

College of Medicine researchers are studying whether training people to set and monitor their progress toward short-term, everyday physical activity goals encourages them to stay physically active long term.

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College of Medicine faculty receive biomedical artificial intelligence grants

College of Medicine leaders awarded $225,000 in funding to researchers to apply leading edge approaches in biomedical artificial intelligence, machine learning and informatics to rapidly advance biomedical research.

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Penn State CTSI announces seven Bridges to Translation pilot funding recipients

Request for applications now open for next round of funding; letters of intent are due by Sept. 12 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is helping […]

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Penn State CTSI's Research Match and Community Event is the first of its kind

Penn State CTSI connects people, institutions to cultivate research collaborations. SHARON, Pa. — When it comes to innovation in health care, the saying “if you want to go far, go […]

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Latest Medical Minutes

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The Medical Minute: Talk to your health care provider about any use of cannabinoid products

That CBD product might be legal, but is it safe to use with other medicine? Two Penn State Health experts agree ― talk it over with your provider.

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The Medical Minute: How to communicate with someone who doesn’t hear? Just ask them.

You don’t need to know sign language to have meaningful conversations with someone who can’t hear. All you need is a little planning and some empathy. Two Penn State Health experts explain.

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The Medical Minute: A new or expectant mother’s guide to breastfeeding

It’s good for babies and for moms, but if you’re a newbie, how do you get started with breastfeeding? A Penn State Health lactation consultant shares her views.

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The Medical Minute: Pediatric congenital heart disease patients need help transitioning to adulthood

Parents can be so protective of a child with congenital heart disease they often forget what comes next. When should they start learning to take care of their own condition? Two Penn State Health experts share their views.

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The Medical Minute: Understanding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause sudden death at any age – but particularly in young people. A Penn State Health heart surgeon discusses prevention.

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Latest Education

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A summer of opportunities: Penn State College of Medicine hosts first cohort of clinical research interns

Six Penn State students participated in a clinical research internship at Penn State College of Medicine during summer 2023.

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Fahy recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Aodhnai “Adi” Fahy, MBBCh, PhD, is featured for September in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Borusiewicz recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Mikayla Borusiewicz, MD, a fifth-year Plastic Surgery resident, is featured for August in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

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Class of 2023 adds to Heather Skonier-Baer Endowment, enhances financial guardrail for students

Two years after the death of Penn State Health nurse Heather Skonier-Baer, medical and physician assistant students who face unexpected financial challenges are receiving timely support from the student emergency assistance endowment created in her memory.

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Clinical Simulation Center partners with PA State Police Academy on innovative training to help cadets handle mental illness cases

Pennsylvania State Police cadets tested their ability to respond to people having a mental health crisis during a training program presented by the Penn State Health Clinical Simulation Center.

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Latest Patient Care

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Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center names three DAISY Award winners in July, August

St. Joseph Medical Center presented three DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses in July and August. The winners were Charles Stork, a float pool nurse; Eric Trubilla, a critical care nurse; and Desiree Ebert, a critical care nurse.

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Safety first, growth always: Camp Lionheart gives pediatric heart patients a chance at normalcy

For eight years, Camp Lionheart has taken every precaution to give kids with heart defects and their families a weeklong respite. Safety is a meticulously designed machine that’s so well-oiled you barely know it’s there.

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Patients now able to schedule ahead for urgent and walk-in care visits at Penn State Health

Access to care just got more convenient. Penn State Health now allows patients to schedule online appointments for urgent and walk-in care at select locations.

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Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center’s interventional cardiology team provides seamless emergency care

Don Farr of Mount Joy is alive today thanks to the quick actions of Penn State Health emergency medical technicians, emergency department staff and interventional cardiologists at Lancaster Medical Center.

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Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Northern Berks EMS act fast to save volunteer from stroke

When a patient’s symptoms of confusion signal a stroke, the quick actions of St. Joseph Medical Center and Northern Berks EMS staff make the difference in her recovery.

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Latest Ask Us Anything About

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Ask Us Anything About… Enlarged Prostates

There are more treatment options than ever for enlarged prostate, according to Dr. Jaime Herrera Caceres, a urologist at Penn State Health's Hampden Medical Center and Holy Spirit Medical Center.

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Ask Us Anything About… Stomach Pain

We all have stomach pains from time to time. But how can we pinpoint the cause and determine when it may be serious and warrant medical attention?

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Ask Us Anything About… Cholesterol Screening

Dr. Patrick Fitzsimmons, an interventional cardiologist at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, covers what you need to know about cholesterol and the importance of knowing your numbers.

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Ask Us Anything About… RSV in Children

We’ve been hearing a lot about RSV -- or respiratory syncytial virus -- lately. While cases are reported every year, an early influx of cases -- and of hospitalizations, including among children -- is adding to concern this year. We find out what parents need to know from Dr. Jessica Ericson, a pediatric infectious diseases physician, and Dr. Duane Williams, a pediatric critical care physician -- both of Penn State Health Children's Hospital.

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Ask Us Anything About... Knee Problems

Approximately a quarter of all adults suffer from knee pain. We learn more about the causes of and treatments for a range of knee ailments from two Penn State Health orthopedic surgeons: Dr. Charles Davis and Dr. Aman Dhawan.

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Latest Community

A kneeling woman touches a metal plate on the side of a cart that sits at the entrance of a hospital hallway. A bassinet sits on top of the cart. An electrical cord and a bag of wipes sit on the lower shelf of the cart. Three nurses stand in the background. Posters and railings hang on the hospital walls. In the hallway on the right are two doorways. A tall cart sits in the corner at the end of the hallway.

St. Joseph Medical Center welcomes Caring Cradle donation for grieving families

Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has received a special bassinet that gives grieving families more time to say goodbye to their infant.

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Volunteers from The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties lift up Penn State Health patients and staff

Dedicated volunteers from The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC) spend two hours at Penn State Health Holy Spirit and Milton S. Hershey medical centers each week lifting patients’ spirits, helping staff and sharing their positive attitudes with everyone they meet.

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Allison Hill’s secret gem: Clinic provides care, hope for residents

For two decades, the Penn State Health Medical Outreach Service clinic affiliated with Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center has been an important thread in the fabric of the Allison Hill neighborhood it serves.

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Penn State Health explores gaps in patient care opportunities

Penn State Health is exploring the factors that may lead to health disparities for its patients.

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A seat at the table: Pantries and Wellness Support program help families find care

The age of doctors making house calls might have ended more than half a century ago, but for the nurses who are part of the Pantries and Wellness Support (PaWS) program, consultations after hours, outdoors, on porch steps, on park benches or on curbs come with the territory.

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Latest People

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Brandyberry receives Lancaster Medical Center’s DAISY Award

Lancaster Medical Center presented its first-ever DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Katie Brandyberry, a registered nurse in the Emergency Department.

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Ostman, Kemmerer recognized as Hampden, Holy Spirit medical centers’ Providers of the Quarter

The Hampden and Holy Spirit medical center Medical Executive Committees selected Dr. Henry Ostman and Jacob Kemmerer as Providers of the Quarter.

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Alumna, Cancer Institute staff member advances health equity in central PA

Sol Rodríguez-Colón, a 2008 graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and project manager at Penn State Cancer Institute, helps Hispanic/Latino communities in the fight against cancer.

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Women leaders at Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and Highmark honored on City & State PA’s ‘2023 Power of Diversity: Women 100’ list

Four women leaders from Penn State Health, Penn State College of Medicine and Highmark were recognized by City & State PA on its 2023 Power of Diversity: Women 100 list.

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Pennsylvania Society for Health Facility Engineering honors Myers for leadership and ingenuity

The Pennsylvania Society for Health Facility Engineering honored Jesse Myers, regional director of facilities, Penn State Health, with the Donald M. Sauerman Award for 2023.

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