A patient receives care from a doctor at Penn State Children’s Hospital

As the only Level I pediatric trauma center between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we offer more than 20 pediatric specialties in Hershey and more than 30 outpatient locations throughout Pennsylvania.

Why choose us?

A Penn State Children’s Hospital nurse plays with a patient.

At the Children’s Hospital, we’re committed to providing your child with the highest quality of treatment and support.

Our team takes a holistic approach in caring for our patients, focusing on each child’s physical and emotional well being.

Our Children’s Hospital offers the Strength, experience and support of a trusted team. With the best doctors, compassionate nurses, and incredible support staff, our team cares for your child as they would your own.


We’re among the top 15 hospitals in the country for survival following pediatric heart operations, according to data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Congenital Heart Surgery Database.

Read more about patient outcomes.

Patient satisfaction

“About one year ago our daughter was lifelined [at Children’s Hospital]. The first couple days they weren't sure if she would make it. Thanks to… the amazing care my daughter had at Hershey, she is alive today! -Nathan and Elizabeth Miller

See what patients and families are saying about us.

Awards and accreditation

We’re regularly honored for our outstanding patient care, capabilities, and research. Most recently, we were included in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in multiple specialties.

See all awards and accreditations.

Fundraising programs

Two unique organizations - the Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital and Four Diamonds - help pay for pediatric research, patient bills, programs, equipment, and specialty care providers.

Learn more about Children's Miracle Network and Four Diamonds.

Get involved

Families, health care workers, educators, and other community members are an important part of the Children’s Hospital. We offer several ways for you to get involved:

  • Volunteer: transform a child’s life by volunteering at the Children’s Hospital.
  • Donate: help researchers and physicians heal families through collaboration, research, and comprehensive support.
  • Get support: see classes, support groups, and educational opportunities to help you with childcare.