About HealthSouth


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie is a 108-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives.

Our hospital provides:

      a wide range of physical rehabilitation services,

      a vast network of highly skilled physicians, therapists, nurses,

      the most innovative equipment and rehabilitation technology,

      ensures that all patients have access to the highest quality care.

      semi-private and/or private rooms with complimentary televisions, telephones, a beautician and wireless internet capabilities.

In addition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses such as orthopedicscardiac,pulmonary, or general debility post surgery or illness, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie  has specialized inpatient programs for strokebrain injuryneurological diseases such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillian-Barre syndrome, trauma and spinal cord injury.  

Other services offered include:

      onsite dialysis

      wound and ostomy care


      dietitian evaluation and treatment including enteral feeding support

Additional diagnostic testing is accomplished onsite or at adjacent UPMC Hamot Medical Center. 

We specialize in advanced strokebrain injury and neurological rehabilitation, including post-operative deep brain stimulation (DBS) rehabilitation, post-operative intrathecal baclofen (spasticity) rehabilitation and dysphagia rehabilitation program  using VitalStim (electrical stimulation therapy for recovery of swallowing) as well as DPNS (Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation) therapy.

Our 90,000 square-foot hospital serves patients throughout the Northwest Pennsylvania, West New York and Northeast Ohio region and is located at 143 East Second Street, Erie, PA 16507.  

Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. The hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies as needed.

HealthSouth Erie is also a member of the NWPA Emergency Response Group.

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The Joint Commission

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.

 Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary accreditation. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, The Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie's Stroke and Brain Injury and Parkinson's disease rehabilitation programs have earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality.

Frequent visits by an attending physician Daily Not required
Multidisciplinary team approach Daily Not required
RN oversight and availability 24 hours/day At least 8 consecutive hours/day
Specialty nursing, training, rehabilitation expertise Yes Not required
PT, OT, and/or speech therapy level of service 3 hours/day (minimum) No minimum

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