Awards and Accreditation

Awards and Accreditation

Penn State Children’s Hospital is regularly honored for its excellence in patient care, capabilities, and research - and we’re routinely ranked among the best hospitals in the region and country.

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Ranked U.S. News & World Report, One of the Nation's Best Children's Hospitals. 

Best Childrens Hospitals 2015-16U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospital

The Children’s Hospital is proud to be included in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals 2017-18 list, ranking in four specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Orthopaedics

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Penn State Children’s Hospital trauma centerHighest level of trauma care

Since 1993, the Children’s Hospital has been accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation as the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in south central Pennsylvania. Level I trauma centers have earned the highest designation available for their capabilities and expertise in treating a high volume of acute injuries.

Pediatric specialists are available 24/7 to deliver immediate treatment to severely injured children. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is also the only Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients in this region, which means that if a family is involved in an accident or other traumatic injury, both children and adults can be treated at the same facility.


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Inspired Together

Patients, employees, and community members share their Children’s Hospital experiences.

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Best Doctors® in America

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physicians recognized by Best Doctors.

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Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Penn State Hershey physicians recognized by America's Top Doctors.

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