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Since 1993, the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has been accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation as the only Pediatric Trauma Center in south central Pennsylvania. 

This accreditation recognizes the expertise in managing all childhood injuries ranging minor injuries treated in the Emergency Department to life-threatening injuries treated in the Pediatric ICU. Pediatric surgical and medical specialists are available 24 hours a day to render immediate treatment to injured children. We care for thousands of injured children annually in the emergency department with more than 750 of these children requiring hospital admission. 

The Pediatric Trauma Program at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital includes a multidisciplinary team with the skills and resources to care for injured infants, children and teens (under 18 years of age) from pre hospital through rehabilitation.  The program is equally committed to preventing childhood injury through the Injury Prevention Program.

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Program 500 University Drive Room P1215 Mail Code H113 Hershey, Pa 17033 717-531-8342 - Pediatric Surgery office Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Meet the Staff

Shannon DePatto, BS

Pediatric Injury Prevention Health Educator

Beverly Shirk, BSN, RN

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

Joseph Hess, PhD, MHA, MS, RN

Trauma Program Performance Improvement/QI Specialist

Amy Bollinger, BSN, RN

Pediatric Trauma & Injury Prevention Program Manager

Robert E. Cilley, MD

Pediatric Trauma Program Medical Director

Barb Snesavage

Administrative Secretary