Information for Patients from New York State

If you or a loved are from New York State and looking for the best rehabilitation care, you are not alone. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is the sixth largest rehabilitation provider in the country and is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with injuries, complex medical needs and physical and/or cognitive disabilities. More than 60,000 adults and children come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in strokeorthopedics and sports injuriesbrain injuryspinal cord injuryamputation and more.

Patients Travel for Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation

The best care is not always close to home. Read testimonials from patients and their families that traveled from out of their area - some from New York - to seek inpatient and outpatient rehab at Good Shepherd:

One of our more recent patients that traveled to Good Shepherd for care was Matt Ficarra, from Syracuse, New York, who was left paralyzed from a boating accident in 2011. Matt sought out the best in rehabilitative technology for his injury, the Ekso® bionic exoskeleton. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation in Allentown, Pennsylvania, was the closest rehabilitation facility to him offering the Ekso. After seven months of weekly seven-hour round trips to Good Shepherd for therapy sessions in the Ekso, Matt was able to accomplish his ultimate goal, walking his bride down the aisle at their wedding.

Matt was so impressed with his therapy at Good Shepherd, and formed such a bond with his care team, that he is now an employee! Matt’s new mission is helping other patients by connecting them with the technology and compassionate care he personally experienced at Good Shepherd.

Read more of Matt’s story here. 

If you or someone you love is from New York State and needs rehabilitative care, contact Matt for more information about inpatient or outpatient rehab at Good Shepherd.

Matt Matt Ficarra, of Syracuse, New York, traveled weekly to Good Shepherd in Allentown, Pennsylvania for rehab.Ficarra, Regional Marketing Representative (New York)

While Matt is located in the Syracuse area, he will travel to Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Binghamton, Utica – anywhere in New York State -  to meet with patients and their families.

If you are a referring physician:

  • Find out how to refer a patient, here
  • Quickly refer via our Refer a Patient form, here
  • Learn more about our Clinical app for mobile devices, here, or download it in the app store. Search in the Google or Apple Store by “Good Shepherd Rehab: Clinical”.

Learn more about Good Shepherd for out of state patients