Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Leases Acute Care Space at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus
Bethlehem, PA (8/17/2016) Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is leasing 12,734 square feet of acute care space from St. Luke’s University Health Network in order to create a 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at St. Luke’s Hospital – Monroe Campus.The new hospital is scheduled to open in the fall. The acute care rehabilitation unit is expected to open on January 1, 2017.
The proposed inpatient rehabilitation unit will operate solely under the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital license and will be called Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital – Monroe.
Good Shepherd has been serving the Pocono area for more than 17 years and will close its existing unit at Pocono Medical Center (PMC) to open the unit at St. Luke’s. Good Shepherd’s highly-skilled staff, currently practicing at PMC, will relocate to the new unit at St. Luke’s.
The 10-year lease agreement allows Good Shepherd the most modern facility in the region at which to provide neurorehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, oncology rehabilitation and psychological services. For St. Luke’s it means the ability to enhance patient care.
As the most comprehensive unit of its type in the Monroe County area, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital – Monroe Campus will offer specialized rehabilitation care in private rooms and will provide inpatient rehabilitation for patients who have experienced stroke, major-multi-traumas, complex joint replacements, amputation, multiple sclerosis and other physical and neurological conditions.
“Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has proudly served the Pocono region for more than 17 years, and we look forward to continuing to provide leading edge inpatient rehabilitation, compassionate care and excellent service in partnership with St. Luke’s Hospital – Monroe Campus,” John Kristel, MBA, MPT, president & CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, said.
St. Luke’s is also proud to be able to lease the space to Good Shepherd.
“We welcome our Good Shepard colleagues and look forward to hosting their services on our campus. Together, we will continue to enhance the care for Monroe County residents,” said Don Seiple, President of St. Luke’s Monroe Campus.
About St. Luke’sSt. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.
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