Acute Rehabilitation

Next Step Acute Rehabilitation Center

Untitled-2After illness, injury or surgery, your physician may prescribe inpatient rehabilitation to complete your program of care. The Gnaden Huetten campus of the Blue Mountain Health System offers Next Step Acute Rehabilitation Center, where we provide individualized and flexible treatment programs designed for people disabled by injury or illness. Each person referred to the program is evaluated by our team and a rehabilitation plan is then developed to help the patient with the ‘next step’ in their rehabilitation process and developing the skills to live as independently and productively as possible

Who Can Benefit from Acute Rehabilitation?

Services are provided for patients with the following disabling illnesses or injuries:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Neuropathy and myopathy
  • Multiple trauma
  • Hip fractures
  • Amputations
  • Degenerative & progressive neurological disorders
  • Deconditioning due to lengthy hospital stay
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Joint replacements
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • and many others


Next Step welcomes referrals from physicians, social workers, family members, insurance respresentatives, case managers, and patients themselves. Rehabilitation services are covered by most major insurance carriers including Medicare.

Prior to admission to the BMHS Acute Rehabilitation Unit, each patient is carefully assessed to determine whethere his or her specific condition would benefit from the comprehensive level of services provided. This assessment may be conducted at home or in the hospital by a BMHS Acute Rehabilitation team member.

For more information, to make a referral or to arrange a tour, please call (610) 377-7140.

  • Hospital Locations

    St Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus and St. Luke's Palmerton Campus provide a wide array of quality, health care services.

    St Luke's Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071

    St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton, PA 18235