The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Jan. 15) approved a plan to bring Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System together to form a new health enterprise. In doing so, the committee advanced a recommendation to the full University Board of Trustees to approve the plan. It is anticipated that the Board of Trustees will consider a motion to approve the plan at its meeting March 20.
Penn State Hershey and PinnacleHealth have entered into formal discussions to broaden their existing strategic relationship. The goals of the potential relationship are to improve access to care and increase the quality and breadth of health care services available to people throughout central Pennsylvania. Any collaboration would also strengthen the teaching and research missions of both organizations.