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Causes: Health, Specialty Hospitals

Mission: Good shepherd's mission is: "motivated by the divine good shepherd and the physical and cognitive rehabilitation needs of our communities, our mission is to enhance lives, maximize function, inspire hope, and promote dignity and well-being with expertise and compassion. "

Programs: The allentown specialty hospital, inc. Dba good shepherd specialty hospital - allentown ("gssh") is a 32-bed facility providing acute care for medically stable but complex patients who require long periods of hospitalization. Gssh was the first long-term acute care hospital in the lehigh valley region and was one of the first in the country to offer patient monitoring by tele-intensivists through state-of-the-art technology. Gssh's patients require extensive nursing care and are otherwise too ill to be discharged to home, a nursing facility, or an acute rehabilitation hospital. Gssh's major programs of service are the complex medical program, transitional rehabilitation program and the pulmonary ventilator program, which typically exceeds national vent weaning averages. In fiscal year 2014, gssh discharged a total of 415 inpatients and had 10,309 total patient days.

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