PLEASANT GAP - HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital will join rehabilitation providers across the nation Sept. 15-21, in celebration of National Rehabilitation Week. The hospital will be celebrating its 30th anniversary of caring and quality outcomes in our community during this observance.
The week will be highlighted by various activities, and community members are invited to learn more about HealthSouth through these events. The hospital will be offering scheduled tours throughout National Rehabilitation Week, Monday through Friday, Sept. 16-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 814-359-5607.
Events also include a 30th Anniversary Celebration, a staff appreciation luncheon, a nursing job fair on Sept. 16, and a STAR patient ceremony that will honor patients who have overcome obstacles to achieve their rehabilitation goals. The hospital will also host a luncheon and tour for the Lock Haven Senior Circle. Throughout the week of celebrations, the staff will be providing games and prizes for patients, in order to provide education and to support the patients’ rehabilitation goals in a positive environment.
“Getting patients back to their active lives is our mission,” said Susan Hartman, chief executive officer. “National Rehabilitation Week provides a great opportunity for our hospital to honor how much each of our patients have accomplished since their injury or illness. We invite the community to join in our celebrations and to learn of the successes that rehabilitation brings to patients at our hospital every day.”
For more information, visit www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com.
National Rehabilitation Week was established in 1976 to create awareness of people with disabilities and promote the benefits of rehabilitation. In 1990, a presidential proclamation designated the third week of September as National Rehabilitation Week, which has grown to include more than 7,000 organizations.
About HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a 73-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Centre region and five surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 550 W. College Ave. in Pleasant Gap, and on the Web at www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com. Outpatient Clinics are located in Pleasant Gap, Mifflintown and Lewistown.
HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues and number of hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.