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St. Luke’s Leases Space at Monroe Campus to Good Shepherd
December 19, 2016

St. Luke’s Leases Space at Monroe Campus to Good Shepherd

Allentown, PA (12/19/2016) -- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is leasing nearly 13,000-square-feet at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Monroe Campus to open a 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. The new hospital opened in October, and the Good Shepherd unit is expected to open in January 2017. 

St. Luke's will lease 13,000 square feet of rehab space to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network beginning January 2017.

“We welcome our Good Shepherd colleagues and look forward to hosting their services at our new campus. Together, we will continue to enhance the care for Monroe County residents,” says Don Seiple, President, St. Luke’s Monroe Campus.

The unit will provide inpatient rehabilitation for patients who have experienced stroke, major-multi traumas, complex joint replacements, amputation, severe arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other physical and neurological conditions. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus will offer specialized rehabilitation care in private rooms and will be the most comprehensive unit of its type in the Monroe County area. Services will include neurorehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, oncology rehabilitation and psychological services.

“Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has proudly served the Pocono region for more than 17 years with consistently strong patient outcomes. We look forward to continuing to provide leading edge inpatient rehabilitation, compassionate care and excellent service in partnership with St. Luke’s Monroe Campus at their state-of-the-art facility,” says John Kristel, President & CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

Currently, Good Shepherd operates an inpatient rehabilitation unit at Pocono Medical Center (PMC). Good Shepherd’s agreement for operating the unit at PMC in East Stroudsburg ends on December 31, 2016.

The unit at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus will operate under the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital license, with the 12 beds transferring from the PMC unit. Good Shepherd’s highly skilled staff from the Pocono Medical Center unit will shift to working at the new unit supported by staff at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus.

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2016, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.

About Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering an unmatched continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Good Shepherd treats 65,000 patients annually at more than 60 locations in nine Pennsylvania counties. GSRN is the eighth largest rehabilitation provider in the country, according to Modern Healthcare magazine. Learn more at GoodShepherdRehab.org or on Facebook and/or Twitter.