Hershey dean/CEO completes ice bucket challenge for ALS

Dr. Craig Hillemeier, CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State's senior vice president for health affairs, and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine, took the ice bucket challenge today (Aug. 28) on behalf of the Penn State Hershey ALS Clinic, which sees about 200 patients from across Pennsylvania and conducts cutting edge research into the causes and potential treatments for ALS. The Penn State Nittany Lion did the dousing.

Hillemeier nominated Secretary Michael Wolf of the Pennsylvania Department of Health; Ophthalmology Department Chairman Dr. David Quillen; and members of the second-, third- and fourth-year medical student classes and graduate students of the College of Medicine. First-year medical students have already completed their own ice bucket challenge. 

Hillemeier also pledged to follow up the challenge with a personal donation to the ALS Clinic. He accepted the challenge from Pinnacle Health System CEO Michael Young, who took the challenge earlier in the week and nominated other area health system leaders to follow suit.

Last Updated August 28, 2014