Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Dr, Hershey PA, 17033

(717) 531-8521

76% of patients would definitely recommend this hospital.

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Clinical Quality Awards

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for 2 Clinical Quality Awards in the last 12 months

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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 124 hospital cases and a national average of 189 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 482 hospital cases and a national average of 411 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 304 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 334 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 658 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1097 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 342 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 39 hospital cases and a national average of 85 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 132 hospital cases and a national average of 157 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
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Mortality Within 30 Days
Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 102 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 101 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 274 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1782 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality In Hospital
Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 361 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 363 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 274 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 457 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 120 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 166 cases.

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Complication Based Ratings

 
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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 117 hospital cases and a national average of 117 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

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Gynecologic Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 110 hospital cases and a national average of 173 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 109 hospital cases and a national average of 290 cases.

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Urogynecologic Surgeries and Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 66 hospital cases and a national average of 76 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 1748 hospital cases and a national average of 1384 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 3488 hospital cases and a national average of 2764 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
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Mortality Within 30 Days
Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 291 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 1084 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 356 hospital cases and a national average of 242 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 244 hospital cases and a national average of 215 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 486 hospital cases and a national average of 377 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 83 hospital cases and a national average of 88 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 364 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 493 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 231 hospital cases and a national average of 115 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 202 hospital cases and a national average of 196 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 85 hospital cases and a national average of 72 cases.

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Carotid Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 159 hospital cases and a national average of 137 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 62 hospital cases and a national average of 63 cases.

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Patient Experience

After leaving the hospital, patients are randomly selected to answer the standardized, multiple-question survey developed by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Healthgrades obtains this survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

76% of patients would definitely
recommend this hospital

  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • National average
  • Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10 (high)

  • Doctors always communicated well

  • Nurses always communicated well

  • Patients always received help as soon as they wanted

  • Staff always explained

  • Pain was always well controlled

  • Always quiet at night

  • Room was always clean

  • Yes, staff did give patients this information

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 2 safety indicators

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital

Rated As Expected in 7 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated Worse Than Expected in 4 safety indicators

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
4 Events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033