The I.O. Silver
at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the Number 1 killer in America. This disease is
prejudiced against no one as it strikes people of all ages, gender, racial, and ethnic
background. More people die annually from cardiovascular disease than from cancer,
accidents, pneumonia, or AIDS combined. In fact, cardiovascular disease continues to
account for almost 45 percent of all deaths annually. Furthermore, some 70 million people
presently suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease.
Because cardiovascular disease is most prevalent in patients over the age of 45 years,
the Cardiovascular Center at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is particularly
concerned with the general aging of the population. As the "Baby Boomers" age,
the breakdown of population demographics becomes more heavily slanted toward those age
categories above 45 years of age, which ultimately yields a vast majority of the
population being "cardiovascular disease prime". Thus, the presence of
cardiovascular disease in adults will continue to increase.
Additionally, children continue to suffer from congenital cardiac defects that require
significant surgical and medical management. In fact, one out of every 300 children is
born with some form of congenital cardiac defect. Through the utilization of advanced
imaging techniques, along with the development of improved surgical and non-surgical
approaches to the repair of congenital defects, cardiovascular care providers are giving
these children increased opportunities to lead reasonably normal lives.
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As medicine has evolved and experienced market transition, the need for dedicated
outpatient management of patients with all forms of cardiovascular diseases has become
more critical. The Cardiovascular Center at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is
prepared to meet this challenge by formally integrating all outpatient aspects of its
cardiovascular care program into one unified outpatient setting. The new entity will
include specialists from Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery,
and Vascular Surgery. This unification will ultimately provide patients with substantially
increased choice and access to full-scale programs targeted at cardiovascular disease
detection, intervention, prevention, and wellness. Additionally, this entity will serve as
a formal extension of the Centers comprehensive hospital based program.
The staff in the new outpatient office will serve as a primary resource for all patient
services such as scheduling, general questions, pharmaceutical refills, etc. In addition,
this site will serve as the hub of a widely dispersed network of satellite outpatient
offices where Center specialists also see patients.
Finally, the Centers cardiovascular specialists remain at the forefront of
clinical practice through active research and education programs. Cardiovascular
specialists at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are responsible for the development of many of
the advanced treatment mechanisms utilized today in treating cardiovascular disease, and
due to their commitment to excellence and the advancement of clinical practice they will
remain on the leading edge.
Through your participation in the I. O. Silver Games, you will help bring this new,
fully integrated Cardiovascular Specialties Clinic to fruition. With your assistance,
thousands of Pennsylvanians your family, friends, and neighbors will benefit
from this new facility.