Release Date: 03-09-2006 Click here for a larger view
( Allentown, March 3, 2006)… New patient services are in store for Wayne Memorial Hospital. Chief Executive Officer David Hoff and Virginia Fries, RN, Director of Patient Care Services traveled to Allentown recently to forge an agreement with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network for a new 14-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit at the Honesdale hospital. The unit will open mid-June on the third floor of the Hospital’s new building on Park Street, above the recently expanded Emergency Department.
“We expect our partnership to benefit both of our organizations and most of all, our patients,” said CEO Hoff. “We chose to work with Good Shepherd in large part because of its reputation for excellence in the rehabilitation field, and we look forward to working together for many years to come.”
The new unit will offer specialized programs for people of all ages who require physical, occupational, speech and other rehabilitation therapies for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, stroke, hip and knee replacement, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputations. According to Good Shepherd, more than 36,000 people come to its other 26 locations each year for such programs.
“This agreement will provide residents of Wayne and Pike counties with better access to high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services,” says Harry Ting, Ph.D., Good Shepherd’s senior vice president for Strategic Planning.