Magnet designation is an accreditation given to fewer than 7 percent of health care organizations in the U.S. In 2012, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center earned this honor for the second time. 

Contact us

Please contact the Magnet Program Director, Kristine Reynolds, MSN, RN, at 717-531-7025

Excellence in nursing

Nurses at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center strive every day to deliver the highest quality of care to patients and their families. So it’s especially gratifying to be recognized with a second Magnet designation.

In issuing this redesignation, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) singled out Hershey Medical Center for exemplary practices in three areas. We were honored for advancement of nursing research, for use of technology to incorporate input from nurses in the design of patient care areas and for involving nurses in the development of protocols for protecting human research subjects.

Recognition as a Magnet hospital puts the medical center in an elite group of organizations worldwide. This achievement demonstrates the dedication all of our caregivers have to excellence and to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients, our organization and our community.