Center Stage is the performing and visual arts program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Our mission is to enhance our healthcare community with art and music that calm, nurture and inspire.

Live Music:

Advanced amateur and professional musicians of a variety of genres and instruments play cheerful and reflective music in numerous clinical and family areas.

Pick a Pic:

Inpatients choose artwork by regional artists to hang in their room.

Piano in Lobbies

Vetted pianists play soothing and uplifting melodies on the pianos in our main entrance lobby and surgical wait area.

Artistic Enhancements:

Murals and other artwork are created in clinical and family areas.

Lunch with Center Stage:

Summer lunchtime concert series in our outdoor courtyard, featuring local professional ensembles including jazz, classical, soft rock music and more.

Art Commissions:

Regional artists are commissioned to create original pieces designed to enhance the environment of clinical and public areas.

Music Commissions:

Professional regional bands are hired to enhance special employee and staff events.

Rotating Art Exhibits:

Paintings by regional professional artists are displayed in various clinical and family areas. Artists’ work is for sale.

Employee and Student Art:

Organized programs to harness and showcase employee and student talent in visual and performing arts.


Ongoing investigations by faculty to observe, explore and quantify the impact of the arts on the patient and caregiver experience.

For more information:

Claire de Boer at: cdeboer@hmc.psu.edu

You can join us and inspire future creative programs at Penn State Hershey by making a gift to support Center Stage. Visit GiveToPennStateHershey.org to make your contribution or email givinginquiries@hmc.psu.edu to have a member of our development staff contact you.