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Select Medical and UPMC to Open Satellite Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital on West Shore


July 10, 2024

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Joint venture partners Select Medical and UPMC announced plans to open Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital - West Shore in Q2 2025.  A satellite of its namesake, the acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital will serve the needs of the growing Central Pennsylvania West Shore region.

The 20-bed hospital-in-a-hospital will feature a state-of-the-art therapy gym and advanced rehabilitation technologies to treat patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord and brain injury, amputation, neurological disorders and orthopaedic conditions.

“We continue to see an increasing demand for highly specialized inpatient rehabilitative care across Central Pennsylvania and are excited to partner with UPMC to meet the need and provide world-class care for West Shore communities,” said Tom Mullin, president of Select Medical.

The rehabilitation hospital will be housed in the newly renovated fifth floor of UPMC West Shore on UPMC’s growing West Shore campus located just off I-81 and the Carlisle Pike on Technology Parkway in Mechanicsburg. UPMC West Shore is a five-story, 166-bed acute care hospital with all private rooms that provides nationally accredited comprehensive cancer care, premier orthopaedic and spine care, the region’s leading thoracic and surgical care, and a complement of multi-specialty outpatient services.

“By partnering with Select Medical to provide inpatient rehabilitation, we can ensure the best possible transition care for UPMC West Shore patients when they are discharged from the hospital setting to rehabilitation,” said Elizabeth Ritter, president, UPMC Harrisburg, UPMC West Shore, and UPMC Community Osteopathic. “Providing inpatient rehabilitation negates the need for patients to be transferred to an off-site location and allows better continuity of care from their UPMC providers and increased collaboration with their rehabilitation care team from Select Medical.”

In addition to the new satellite Helen M. Simpson hospital through the UPMC joint venture partnership, Select Medical also operates two inpatient rehabilitation and three critical illness recovery hospitals in Central Pennsylvania.

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