Milton S Hershey Medical Center

78%

Patients that would definitely recommend

8% higher than the national average

Milton S Hershey Medical Center is a medical facility located in Hershey, PA. This hospital has been recognized for America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, and upper gastrointestinal surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2022, 2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and cranial neurosurgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Cardiac Care Excellence Award™

Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

4 ratings were worse than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery

3 ratings were better than expected

6 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Appendectomy

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Bariatric Surgery

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Cardiac Care Excellence Award™

Cardiac Care Excellence Award™

2020

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™

2021, 2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™

2022, 2021, 2020

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™

2022, 2021, 2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gynecologic Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hysterectomy

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

C-Section Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Vaginal Delivery

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™

2022, 2021, 2020

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

Neurosciences Excellence Award™

2022, 2021, 2020

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™

2021, 2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

As Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Prostate Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

2020

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

In Hospital

As Expected

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

In Hospital

As Expected

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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77%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

8% higher than the national average

78%

Would definitely recommend

8% higher than the national average

Milton S Hershey Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%64%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%56%53%

Milton S Hershey Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%46%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%69%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I was having a surgery and went to a clinic for a preop visit. Dr Read saw things that concerned her and went above and beyond to get it sorted out so I could still have my surgery on time.

nicole Oct 03 2022

Review for Dr. Read

I want to thank Dr. Baker for helping me with my stomach migraines, my foot and my bronchitis that I have today along with the Pennsylvania crud virus. He is the best doctor ever. Going to miss him when he retires the end of this year.

Ari Gieros Sep 29 2022

Review for Dr. Baker

Sep 26 2022

Review for Dr. George

Richard Sluder Sep 18 2022

Review for Dr. Meoli

Jamie Sep 17 2022

Review for Dr. Poole

Location

Milton S Hershey Medical Center

500 University Dr, Hershey PA 17033

CallDirections

(717) 531-8521

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Contact Us

500 University Dr

Hershey, PA 17033

Directions

(717) 531-8521