Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital receives fundraising awards

A young boy holds a small trophy. To his left are the logos for Penn State Health Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital received two awards from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nationwide organization of 170 hospitals serving pediatric patients and families, to highlight their 2021 fundraising success.

May 17, 2022Penn State Health News

Out of the 53 hospitals that make up the medium-sized CMN Hospitals market, CMN Hershey earned the highest overall fundraising ($5.6 million) award and the highest per capita ($2.87) award for CMN Hershey’s 10-county region.

“I’m simply in awe of this community’s incredible generosity, especially during another challenging year when many fundraising events were postponed or cancelled,” said Dr. Yatin Vyas, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. “Individuals and businesses continue to find creative and virtual ways to fundraise. On behalf of our pediatric patients and their families, I want to thank all of our donors for never giving up. Their gifts give our kids miracles.”

“Thanks to our generous community, our program is able to provide funding that supports life-saving equipment, vital patient programs and innovative research to help provide the best possible care to sick and injured children in our community,” said Katie Anderson, director of Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. “We are deeply grateful to all who continue to help us move our mission forward.”

To learn more or give to Children’s Miracle Network, visit

About Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization that has affiliations with 170 children’s hospitals including Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Gifts raised locally through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fund equipment, patient programs and pediatric research at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, which is the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children of central Pennsylvania. CMN’s mission to save kids’ lives and improve their quality of care is part of “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” a fundraising campaign focused on three key imperatives: Open Doors, Create Transformative Experiences, and Impact the World.

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