Respiratory Care – About

The Department of Respiratory Care is at the forefront of respiratory treatment. 

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Integral members of the trauma teams

We’re ready at a moment’s notice to support multiple adult and pediatric CODE teams, airway emergency teams, the adult and pediatric trauma teams, and Life Lion air and ground transport teams.

Cystic fibrosis accreditation

We’re an accredited cystic fibrosis center.  We play a major role in the care of hospitalized cystic fibrosis patients, including applying a vast array of therapies to patients of all ages—from infancy to adulthood.

One of a few institutions to provide ECMO

Penn State Health is one of only a few institutions outside major metropolitan areas to provide extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, for the adult, pediatric and neonatal patient populations. ECMO allows blood to be removed from the body to correct abnormalities inconsistent with life, and return it to a patient at body temperature.

Strength of the Penn State Health system

As a part of the Penn State Health system, we have access to world-class expertise and specialists. Our team members work in close collaboration with specialists throughout Hershey Medical Center. 

Contact information

Respiratory Care
500 University Drive
MC H114
Hershey, PA 17033-0850