At Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, we provide a place where people who have suffered an illness or injury may find an opportunity to rebuild their lives. Our center offers patients and their families a professional, relaxed environment to help maximize recovery and increase self-sufficiency.
We treat patients who are recovering from stroke, orthopedic injury, fractures, neurological disease, post-surgical condition, burns, amputation, spinal cord injury, or another illness or injury requiring inpatient rehabilitation. LVHN offers a comprehensive program to help patients regain function and return to the highest level of independence.
LVHN’s inpatient rehabilitation program consists of at least three hours of therapy a day, a minimum of five days a week. This intensive program is modified to meet your needs and abilities. Not only will you learn to do as much for yourself as possible, your family also will learn how to provide positive reinforcement and take an active role in your rehabilitation process. LVHN offers 108 beds system-wide, all conveniently located within our hospitals so there is no need to leave the hospital in case of emergency. We are the largest provider in the region offering inpatient rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation process is a combination of assessment, treatment, education and follow-up. It focuses on emotional well-being as well as physical needs. We deliver 24-hour care based on an interdisciplinary team approach. Our care team includes:
- Physiatrists (rehab physician)
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Social worker/case managers
Our state-of-the-art inpatient rehab centers include the following features:
- Telemetry beds for the monitoring of cardiac and respiratory patients
- Therapy gyms, featuring cardio equipment, resistance bands and weights
- Kitchens where patients can work on activities of daily living
- State-of-the-art technical equipment such as the Bioness Vector Gait System, a harness that people who are learning to stand or walk again
- An activities-of-daily-living suite, which is essentially a one-room apartment where patients can test their ability to live independently prior to discharge.
Please see our individual location pages to see what services are offered.
Our inpatient rehabilitation locations:
- Gunderson Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Hazleton
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Cedar Crest
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Muhlenberg
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono
- Stine Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Schuylkill
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center accepts patient referrals from physicians, social workers, nurses, case managers, discharge planners and other health care providers. Patients and their families also may ask their physicians or hospital social workers to initiate a referral. If you believe you may benefit from our services, please call any of our locations to arrange a tour.