Specialty Hospital

If you are medically stable but fragile, you may need extended medical and nursing care at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital. Long-term acute care (LTCH) is appropriate for patients who are too ill to be discharged to a nursing facility, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or their homes.

The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, which was the first facility of its kind in the Lehigh Valley, is a 32-bed long-term acute care hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You may be referred by a physician, insurance company, discharge planner, social worker, home health agency or family member.

Visitors are welcome 24/7. Doors are locked from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. If you would like to visit during these times, call 484-884-5020 to gain entry.


Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital Specialized Programs:

The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital care team:

  • Your care team, which meets each week to discuss your progress, is led by a physician.
  • Care managers
  • Dieticians
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses specializing in ICU and medical/surgical

Diagnoses treated at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital include:


  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Long-term IV antibiotics
  • TPN
  • Wound V.A.C. therapy

Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital
at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg
South Entrance, 3rd and 4th Floors
2545 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18017

For more information on the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, contact us or call 484-884-5000 (option 2).