Association of Faculty and Friends at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Center Stage

Center Stage is the performing and visual arts program at Penn State 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: Vetted pianists play soothing and uplifting melodies at their leisure on the piano in our main entrance lobby.

Artistic Enhancements: Murals and other artwork are created in clinical and family areas as you watch.

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

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

For more information about Center Stage programs contact Claire de Boer at:
You can join us and inspire future creative programs at Penn State Hershey by making a gift to support Center Stage. Visit to make your contribution or email to have a member of our development staff contact you.