Penn State Children's Hospital exterior building on a sunny day.

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?

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.

Children's Hospital expansion coming Fall 2020

We’re expanding to meet the needs of children and families in central Pennsylvania who count on us for care. The Children’s Hospital is often at or near capacity. As the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children, Penn State Children’s Hospital must expand our role as the region’s pediatric health care leader.

When complete in fall 2020, the Children’s Hospital will provide more space for a state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit, the highest-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and exceptional care for children, moms and babies.

Learn more about our expansion

Join some of our Four Diamonds kids and Miracle Children for a special tour of Penn State Children’s Hospital. Travel floor by floor, and learn more about our pediatric services.

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.

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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.


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.

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Patient Satisfaction

“About one year ago our daughter was life-lined [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

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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.