East Stroudsburg, Pa.,
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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono Begins Taking Patients on Saturday, July 1

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) new inpatient rehabilitation program for adults 18 years and older, will officially open on Saturday, July 1 on the third floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

This new center will provide a full continuum of services for LVHN patients. Adults will have the opportunity to receive short-term rehabilitation without having to leave Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono.

“This center reinforces our commitment to provide a full complement of health care services to our community and the entire region,” says Elizabeth Wise, President of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono. “Every member of our inpatient rehabilitation team will have one goal – to help each patient who enters this center regain function and return to the highest level of personal independence.”

LVHN’s multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation care includes specialized rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

“With the opening of this our fifth Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, LVHN is now the largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation in the region with 108 beds,” says Terry Capuano, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at LVHN. “The center will help people regain function sooner. It also fulfills our mission at Lehigh Valley Health Network – to heal, comfort and care for the people of the communities we serve.”

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono includes:

  • 12 private patient rooms
  • A therapy gym featuring a cardio equipment, resistance bands and weights
  • A kitchen where patients can work on activities of daily living, such as cooking on the stove
  • State-of-the-art rehabilitation technology that people who are learning to stand or walk again can use to move around the gym and kitchen

Patients with conditions that would necessitate care at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center–Pocono can expect a minimum of three hours of intensive, specialized rehabilitation therapy almost every day for an average of two weeks. People recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, orthopedic injuries, amputations, post-surgical conditions or other debilitations are most likely to use the center.

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.