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PinnacleHealth nurses have always been at the forefront of excellence in patient care.

Since 1873, The Department of Nursing has continually PROVEN to raise the bar to define nursing excellence. PinnacleHealth’s dedication to nursing excellence has earned us Magnet designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. PinnacleHealth is one of 21 Magnet hospitals in Pennsylvania and the first to receive this designation in the central Pennsylvania for the second time.

PinnacleHealth Nurses demonstrate only high standards of quality patient care, excellence in nursing services, and demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and teamwork throughout PinnacleHealth System. Our nursing staff is truly Pinnacle PROVEN

PinnacleHealth’s Friends of Nursing Program is our way of recognizing the importance of outstanding nurses. Through our Friends of Nursing program PinnacleHealth provides support for further education, promote nursing research and development, and recognize the important of attracting and retaining exceptional nursing staff. PinnacleHealth is committed to nursing education and research, and recognizes the importance and outstanding work nurses demonstrate throughout the year with awards and an annual Nurses Week Celebration.

Have you received exceptional care by our nurses? Would you like to honor or recognize a nurse today? If so, please join us in celebrating our nurses and give to PinnacleHealth’s Friends of Nursing program.

For more information on our Friends of Nursing Program, please contact Jade Herbst at the Foundation, (717) 231-8010 or jherbst@pinnaclehealth.org.


Milton H. Appleyard, former Executive Director, stands with two Outstanding Nurses at the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing graduation ceremony at the Forum of the State Education Building.