Good Shepherd Learns, Creates and Research | Innovation Grants

If you’re a curious, lifelong learner, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation is the place for you.

We value ideas, and we provide our associates with the time and resources to explore them. Good Shepherd has been home to creative minds and innovation since 1908. As an organization, Good Shepherd is committed to offering patients access to tomorrow’s best rehabilitation practices and technology by investing in the development of Good Shepherd associates.

Good Shepherd Learns, Good Shepherd Creates and Research empowers team members to become experts through scholarship, innovation and research. At Good Shepherd, we challenge each associate to build their path and advance rehabilitation care.


Good Shepherd Learns curates a learning culture by offering many opportunities for personal and professional growth through scholarly pursuits. By creating high-quality learning and mentorship opportunities, Good Shepherd team members become experts in their field and disseminate expert knowledge at local, state and national levels.

Paths to excellence include:

  • Clinical residencies and fellowships
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Mentorship
  • Continuing education events
  • Thought-provoking, non-credit learning events
  • Student learning opportunities
  • Training for clinical educators and mentors
  • Organizational learning initiatives to improve care through on-demand, in-person and hybrid events


Good Shepherd Creates spearheads the development of new products, practices and services that enable patients to live life undefined by diagnosis, disease or injury. Good Shepherd Creates offers our team members the opportunity to bring an idea to life through community, academic and industry collaborations. 

Paths to innovation include:

  • Empower+, a free, innovative community space at our state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital
  • 3D printing
  • Autonomous living
  • New technology adoption programs
  • Inspiring Innovation speaker series
  • Collaborative brainstorming and hack-a-thons
  • Community and advocacy group education events


Research at Good Shepherd advances the field of rehabilitation by connecting evidence-based clinical practice, research and patient outcomes. The Research Department and Research Committee provide our employees with education, mentorship and guidance to develop and lead research investigations at Good Shepherd.

Paths to advance research include:

  • Research Committee
  • Research Mentorship
  • Research Education
  • Health-care outcomes and business analytics

Innovation Grants

The Good Shepherd Innovation Grants facilitate innovation and collaboration between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP), a joint venture with Penn Medicine, by providing significant financial support and development opportunities for employee-led projects that improve patient care and define the future of rehabilitation.

To learn more about Good Shepherd Learns, Good Shepherd Creates and Research, or the Good Shepherd Innovation Grants, contact us.

To view career opportunities at Good Shepherd, visit our Careers page