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Hospital celebrates 35 years of care services

PLEASANT GAP — HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is celebrating 35 years of serving the region with excellence in rehabilitation, helping people return to their home and the community after an illness, injury or surgery.

HealthSouth Nittany Valley provides inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy to individuals, helping them become stronger and safer. Patients are cared for by an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team and have access to advanced rehabilitation technology.

In addition to being an accredited hospital by The Joint Commission, HealthSouth Nittany Valley has earned Disease-Specific Care Certifications from them in four rehabilitation programs: stroke, brain injury, heart failure and Parkinson’s disease.

HealthSouth Nittany Valley has been a recognized leader by its parent company, Encompass Health, for outstanding performance in development of clinical programs, quality of patient care services, employee retention and overall operational excellence.

HealthSouth Nittany Valley will celebrate its anniversary with community partners on Sept. 19, during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. According to Chief Executive Officer Susan Hartman, “HealthSouth Nittany Valley has been an integral part of our community’s post-hospital rehabilitative care for 35 years. Now more than ever, HealthSouth Nittany Valley is working with community partners, collaborating to achieve the best possible transitions of care for patients. Moving forward, patient outcomes and satisfaction remain the highest priority for its team.”

For more information, call (814) 359-3421.