Project Description

Pediatric Emergency Department
Hershey, PA

Pediatric patients account for about 27% of all emergency visits at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Given that level of use, in 2016 Penn State Hershey Medical Center opened its new Pediatric Emergency Department, a space designed to match the high level of emergency medical care that the hospital has long provided. Staffed by pediatric emergency specialists, the department provides the full resources of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, including access to local pediatric specialists around the clock and the region’s only Level One trauma center, in an environment specifically designed for children.

Features include:

  • Child Life staff available to help children cope with their medical emergency
  • Colors, designs and amenities that embrace nature
  • Child-friendly toys and games, including interactive wall-mounted gaming systems
  • Meals and refreshments catered to children
  • Family-friendly spaces