PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Hershey Expansion Shows Another Side of PSU Size

There’s been a lot going on lately at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, most notably a wave of new construction (including a new children’s hospital underway and a recently opened rehabilitation hospital). The boom shows itself as a part of a recent stretch of Penn State history full of campaigns and expansions.

The center has proven to be of significant benefit to the Hershey area as well. According to The Patriot-News, the medical center has grown from employing 1,400 people in 2001 to the 8,800 people it employs today. A lot of the growth has come from research funding from sources like the National Institutes of Health. After the state and federal governments, the Penn State Hershey Medical Center is the largest employer in the midstate region.

In this economy, I think we can agree that job creation is a good thing.

And in just the same way the medical center is good for the region, it seems to be good for Penn State as well. Hershey is in fact the second-largest source of revenue to the University’s Total Operating Budget, behind tuition. It appears that the hospital has been able to serve as a buffer against falling state appropriations.


Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Dan McCool

Dan is a senior and has been writing for Onward State since January 2010. Did you miss him? Nah, neither did we. He's returning after a semester abroad in England and will be serving as Arts Editor. Favorite things in life include references to The Big Lebowski.


Other posts by Dan

Erase Your Expectations: Dan McCool’s Senior Column

Don’t worry about what you should be doing, or how what you’re doing is going to fit into the cadre of college—or Penn State, for that matter—predetermined by our culture. Go make your own Penn State, without any expectations; you’ll be much happier.

After Condom Spat, UPUA Approves Funding for Sexual Violence Prevention & Awareness Month

UPUA Is Walking to Harrisburg, Not Much Else

Your Guide To Sending THON 2019 Dancer Mail

All in all, it’s important to remember that there’s really no such thing as bad dancer mail.

The Best Of Your Penn State Weddings: Part One

We were blown away by your Penn State weddings, complete with shakers, Lion Shrine cakes, and a few Blue Band performances.

Send this to a friend