Newman W. Benson Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus

Guthrie understands that receiving care close to home, returning home quickly after an accident or illness, and recovering as fully as possible are important goals for our patients. To help patients attain these goals and support excellence in the provision of care in our region, we have identified the need to build a state-of-the-art inpatient acute rehabilitation unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus.

The Newman W. Benson Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus will offer access to critically needed acute inpatient rehabilitation services for patients who have experienced the debilitating effects of an injury or illness including stroke, neurological conditions, orthopedic injury, amputation, hip/knee replacement, brain injury and other qualifying diagnoses.

This $2.3 million project calls for the transformation of the former Medical Surgical Unit into a 14,000-square-foot center that will house 15 private patient rooms, a rehabilitation gym, an adaptive daily living suite offering a homelike environment to gain independence in activities of daily living like cooking and bathing, a spacious activity and dining area and a family lounge.

Key Benefits of the Newman W. Benson Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus Integrated Cancer Care

Comprehensive acute rehabilitation care provided by an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team of experts is designed to help patients overcome or manage disabilities to regain their independence and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Spacious single rooms are equipped to provide patients privacy and comfort while receiving comprehensive rehabilitation care.

Advanced equipment and technology will enhance delivery of personalized rehabilitation treatment plans designed to help patients go home sooner and live as independently as possible.