Gunderson Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation rebuild. restore. return.

If you’ve suffered an illness or injury that requires a period of intense therapy, our team at Lehigh Valley Health Network's Gunderson Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation in Hazleton is here to help. Our goal is to build your strength, restore as much independence as possible and return you home.


All our patients receive at least three hours of therapy a day, for a minimum of five days a week. Your rehabilitation program will be customized to meet your specific needs and abilities, with a goal of increasing your independence as much as possible. You’ll be encouraged to:

  • Actively participate in your individualized therapy program
  • Join in group activities that help support your therapy
  • Participate in daily care activities such as dressing and grooming
  • Eat your meals with our other patients in the dining room
Rehabilitation is a team effort. So while you’re working on restoring function and building independence, your family will learn how to support you and take an active role in your ongoing recovery.


Our 16-bed state-of-the-art center is located on the sixth floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Because our goal is increasing your independence, we want you to feel at home. The comfort starts with your room and extends to the bright and spacious therapy gym. Fully-functional kitchen, laundry and living areas allow your therapists to work with you in real-life settings so you can get back to doing things for yourself.


Your rehabilitation program will focus on both your physical needs and emotional well-being. It takes a team of specialists with many different skills and backgrounds to provide that kind of well-rounded care. Our care team includes:

  • Physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians)
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Psychiatrist
  • Internists (internal medicine physicians)
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers/case managers


Our center accepts referrals from physicians, social workers, nurses, case managers, discharge planners and other care providers. You or your family member can ask your physician or hospital social worker to initiate a referral. If you’re interested in learning more about our services, have other questions or would like to arrange a tour, please call us at 570-501-4600.


Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton, 700 East Broad St., Hazleton, Pa.


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