Good Shepherd Opens State-of-the-Art Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in The CedarPointe Business Center in South Whitehall1/28/2008
January 28, 2008
Allentown—Good Shepherd Outpatient Rehabilitation - Cedar Crest recently moved its operation to a new state-of-the-art facility at 1651 North Cedar Crest Boulevard in the CedarPointe Business Complex in South Whitehall Township. The 20,000-square-foot CedarPointe location offers patients more parking spaces, complete first floor access with no stairs for easy accessibility, a newly renovated open floor plan designed for space and comfort and an aquatic therapy pool.
The CedarPointe location also represents the newest and largest outpatient satellite in the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, and the second largest overall outpatient facility operated by Good Shepherd, next to the 63,000-square-foot Health and Technology Center located on Good Shepherd's main Allentown campus.
Good Shepherd Outpatient Rehabilitation--CedarPointe's professional staff includes six physical therapists, eight physical therapist assistants, two occupational therapists, three occupational therapy assistants, two speech therapists and one nurse care manager. Outpatient services offered at CedarPointe include individual programs of physical, occupational, aquatic and speech therapy, as well as vestibular and industrial rehabilitation.
Chirag Kalola, M.D., of the Spine & Joint Center at Good Shepherd, is now seeing patients at Good Shepherd's CedarPointe site. Dr. Kalola, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, does evaluations and provides care for a full range of musculoskeletal disorders such spine injury, neck, back and joint pain, soft tissue strains, fibromyalgia and nerve entrapments.
"The Cedar Crest staff is excited to now be working at this state-of-the-art outpatient satellite, and we will continue to offer a full continuum of rehabilitation services for adults and children," says Alicia Shoup, PT, DPT, OCS, STC, regional manager, Good Shepherd Outpatient Rehabilitation – CedarPointe. "Our patients and clients are impressed with the open concept, inviting atmosphere and easily accessible location offering lots of convenient parking."
The relocation to CedarPointe ironically represents a move back to the same location where Good Shepherd operated an outpatient rehabilitation satellite from 1986 to 1993.
"Many of our staff members are excited about a return to the same location on North Cedar Crest Boulevard that we occupied 16 years ago," says Shoup. "Although our new offices are much bigger and totally renovated, for some of our staff it feels like we are moving home."
Good Shepherd Outpatient Rehabilitation - CedarPointe is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. To schedule an appointment, please call (484) 788-0700.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 7 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 14 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org.