Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (256)

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Regional Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and Tertiary Care Provider.  Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, the Trauma Team is committed to providing compassionate, expert level care for every injured person across the lifespan. 

The adult trauma program has been accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation since 1993. We are fully equipped to resuscitate and stabilize severely injured adults with all types of injuries, ranging from minor sprains to life-threatening, critical multi-system injuries in the shortest time possible.  We are committed to providing the highest level of trauma care to all adults who find themselves in need of expert trauma specialists, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our trauma program has been aligned with the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) since 2024.  This is a partnership with the American Trauma Society (ATS) to help survivors and their families rebuild their lives after experiencing a traumatic injury.  We offer connections that support recovery in the healing process. 

For more information, contact Amy Bollinger BSN RN TCRN, the TSN site coordinator, at 717-531-LION or [email protected].

TSN Coordinator


Amy Bollinger
Email Coordinator

500 University Drive/ PO Box 850/ MC H075, Attn: Adult Trauma Program 
Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033

work: 717-531-LION

[email protected]

Upcoming Programs & Events

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 15, 2024 – The 3rd Wednesday in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here.

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.


Community Resources

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group – LOCAL

VIRTUAL – meets from 6pm to 7pm every other Thursday. For link information, contact Nancy Lokey, RN, CRRN, CBIS at 717-531-0003 x282538 or [email protected]

Brain Injury Support Group – LOCAL

VIRTUAL – meets the 4th Wednesday of the month. For link and information, contact Melissa Kneasel at 717-832-2670 or email [email protected]

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA website provides infromation and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and healthcare professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society (ATS) is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors. Toll Free: 800-556-7890

Amputee Coalition

The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families. Toll Free: 888-267-5669

Brain Injury Association of America – Pennsylvania

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy. Toll Free: 1-800-225-0292 Paralysis Resource Center: 973-467-8270

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors adn professionals.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

Limb Loss and Limb Difference Support – LOCAL

Support group meetings are open to individuals living with limb loss or limb difference as well as family & friends who are caring for these loved ones along their journey. In person meetings (see attached flyer for details)

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