They say everyone has a tail to tell, a saga if you will, and I suppose it is true. My saga began in March of 2008 at my routine annual mammogram. A dreaded call back for more views lead to a brief discussion ending with the recommendation to have a biopsy of a questionable area. Thus began my ride on the cancer-train of chemo and surgeries. The singular most difficult aspect of a cancer diagnosis is determining what to do, how to fight it. Having caring professionals to guide my treatment was an absolute blessing. I received my care right here in Hershey at The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. I did my research and found that the treatment I had chosen was offered there, a mere ten minutes from my home. My care was top tier from the cheerful support staff to my brilliant, young oncologist. My surgeons were patient and gifted, my nurses caring and skilled, the support staff upbeat and efficient. I have no complaints about my care, not one. In short, I could not have been in a better place at such a difficult time. I am exceedingly grateful to have The Penn State Hershey Medical Center in my backyard! Cancer is terrifying, but made much less so by the amazing personnel at HMC. I have been given an excellent prognosis courtesy of the treatment I received at this wonderful facility.
It is not often in life that one has the opportunity to give back, or pay-it-forward. It is my strong desire to give back to the community and institution that gave so much to me. Therefore, in an effort to demonstrate my gratitude in a tangible way to the fine men and women associated with the Hershey Medical Center, I am pleased to offer my Realtor services at a discount to ALL members of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, support staff, nurses, students, residents, and physicians. I am aware of the staggering debt many young physicians find themselves burdened with after medical school and residency. I will do everything in my power to sell homes quickly, and will be extremely fair in my commissions. For those new to our area, I will make your homebuying trips to Hershey as seamless and stress-free as possible. Whether it is meeting you at the airport, recommending a hotel, or providing a guided tour of the area, I am here to assist you. Simply call or email me to discuss your real estate need. It is truly an honor to serve those who so tirelessly serve our community. Central Pennsylvania is blessed to have such a stellar resource as The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center!
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About The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
Milton S. Hershey's philanthropy is legendary having established the Hershey Industrial School, later to be renamed the Milton Hershey School, for orphaned boys a hundred years ago. The school has grown and thrived in the many years since its inception. This willingness to assist others was demonstrated by Mr. Hershey's generosity to his workers with the creation of the town of Hershey. He established stores, housing, schools, and recreation facilities, including Hershey Park, for the benefit and enjoyment of those who worked in his factory. The M.S. Hershey Foundation continues to model the practice begun by Mr. Hershey. In 1963, they provided $59 million to the Pennsylvania State University to fund a medical school and teaching hospital in Hershey. Penn State accepted the funds and thus the M.S. Hershey Medical Center grew from the rich farmland on the west side of town. The Penn State College of Medicine opened its doors to its first class of medical students in 1967 and three years later the medical center admitted its first patient.
Penn State College of Medicine students have gone on to become productive physicians and scientists. As of May 2008, the College of Medicine has granted 3,623 medical degrees and 860 graduated degrees. The College of Medicine offers degree programs in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, bioengineering, cell and molecular biology, genetics, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology, and two postdoctoral programs leading to an M.S. in Health Evaluation Sciences. More than 360 resident physicians are trained in medical specialties each year. The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center also has a School of Nursing. It has become a highly respected institution in the years since its doors opened. Presently one in six applicants to U.S. medical schools applies to Penn State College of Medicine.
Patients are first priority at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and because of this it has risen to be the premier medical facility in the central region of Pennsylvania. Unlike most teaching medical centers that are situated in congested urban areas, the Hershey Medical Center rests in a suburban location on 550 beautiful acres. Parking is plentiful at the Hershey Medical Center with parking garages, expansive lots, and ever running shuttle buses to deliver the patient to its doors. It is the only Trauma I Medical Center in the region. The campus has grown considerably to include the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, the Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital, the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, and the newly opened Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.
The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute opened in the summer of 2009. This new four story building places clinical and research services beneath one roof to provide cutting edge care to the regions's cancer patients. State-of-the-art technology takes the battle against the scourge of cancer to the next level.