|Posted:||September 23, 2020 03:04 PM|
|From:||Representative Thomas L. Mehaffie, III|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution celebrating Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s 50th Anniversary and the delivery of safe, accessible and high quality health care in the Central Pennsylvania region.|
Please join me in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and recognizing the employees who continue to deliver high quality health care to residents in the Central Pennsylvania region.
In 1963, Samuel L. Hinkle, president and chairman of the Hershey Chocolate Corporation, contacted Penn State University president, Dr. Eric E. Walker to establish a medical school and teaching hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The subsequent $50 million gift to The Pennsylvania State University, along with a federal grant from the U.S. Public Health Service, resulted in the construction of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. In the late 1960’s, Penn State College of Medicine opened its doors awarding its first degrees in 1969 and graduating its first full class in 1971.
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center accepted its first patient shortly thereafter on October 14, 1970. Since its inception, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been a pioneer in health care delivery, clinical innovation, and medical research. As a nationally recognized academic medical center, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center holds the highest trauma level accreditation for both adult and pediatric patients, serving more than 1.2 million people at its 564 bed facility and employing more than 11,000 people including 1,100 physicians and providers and 2,288 nurses. Moreover, the Hershey campus is home to Penn State Children’s Hospital, along with institutes focused on cancer, heart and vascular disease, the neurosciences, and the Penn State College of Medicine.
Please join me in cosponsoring this resolution recognizing the high quality, patient-focused care at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Introduced as HR1037