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

The Newman W. Benson Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus is a 15-bed inpatient rehabilitation center opened in 2021. Our highly trained professionals provide nurturing support and physical rehabilitation for a variety of patients who have experienced the debilitating effects of an acute injury, impairment, or illness.

Common conditions treated at this rehab unit include (but are not limited to):

  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Neurological conditions
  • Multiple traumas
  • Orthopedic or musculoskeletal impairments
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Oncology

Patients in the acute rehab unit receive a minimum of three hours of therapy each day for at least five days a week. Your team of compassionate providers will work with you and those involved in your care to develop a treatment plan unique to you, so you can get back to a more normal routine at home as soon as possible. Your program will include:

  • A dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Individualized therapy program with focus on mobility and activities of daily living to maximize function and assist with a smooth transition back home or to your next level of care
  • All private rooms that simulate a home-like environment
  • Education and training for patients and family members
  • Specialty physicians and emergency services available on-site if needed

Your individual situation requires a treatment plan designed just for you. If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions listed above, acute inpatient rehabilitation may be the best option for you.

Check our complete guide to acute rehabilitation and what we can do for you. 

To make a referral, please call 570-268-2204.

A Patient’s Story

Hear from a patient about her experience at the Newman W. Benson Acute Rehabilitation Unit and the progress she has made since going through the program.

Patient at Acute Rehabilitation
Susan Kramer

Susan Kramer

Patient at Acute Rehabilitation