Facts and Statistics

Facts and Statistics

Penn State Children’s Hospital building

Our Children’s Hospital was built with patients and families in mind. From specialized units, we’re focused on keeping our patients healthy and our guest comfortable.

Patient care

The Children’s Hospital is an ultramodern facility designed around the principles of family-centered care.

  • Opened in 2013
  • 263,000 square feet
  • Five stories
  • $206 million
  • Eight pediatric operating and procedure rooms
  • 72 private rooms with fold-out couches and reclining chairs for family members
  • Eight play rooms and family lounges


  • Pediatric beds (total) - 72
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology beds - 18
  • Pediatric intensive care unit beds - 18
  • Pediatric intermediate care unit beds - 18
  • Pediatric acute care unit beds - 18

Additional areas where Children’s Hospital physicians care for children:

  • Neonatal intensive care unit (located in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center) beds - 42
  • Rehabilitation beds (Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital) - 10
  • Pediatric psychiatry beds (Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute) - 10


  • Pediatric outpatient visits - more than 150,000
  • Children's Hospital discharges - nearly 5,000

National recognition

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals logo
U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals

U.S.News & World Report ranked Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in eight specialties in 2017-2018.

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Orthopaedics

Contact us

If you have questions, including media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Call 717-531-8606 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

See how it began

Learn how we went from the seventh floor of the Medical Center building to a state-of-the-art stand-alone facility.