Acute Rehabilitation

St. Luke's Acute Rehabilitation Center

Rehabilitation is designed to help individuals who have experienced a catastrophic illness or injury to re-learn or develop the skills to live as independently as possible after leaving the hospital. Acute inpatient rehabilitation consists of at least three hours of therapy per day, five days-a-week.

Why Choose Us

Our Physician and Staff

Robert J. Coni, DO
Medical Director,
CARF Surveyor

Elisa LaNeve,

Cardinale, MPT
Therapy Program

Diane Meehan-
Cassel, PA-C

*CARF - Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Unique Qualifications

The St. Luke's Acute Rehabilitation Center is uniquely qualified to be your choice for inpatient rehabilitation.

  • The only area facility featuring a CARF-certified neurologist as medical director
  • Patients have 24-hour access to all St. Luke's physicians and specialists
  • Features mostly private rooms
  • The Center has special accreditation for patients recovering from stroke
  • Specially trained therapists and nurses in the field of rehabilitation are available to all patients
  • Care is personal and customized in an intimate environment of 16 beds


  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) with Stroke Specialty Certification

Our Location

St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
9th Floor
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Maps & Directions

Physician referral required.

Our Approach to Care

Conditions Treated

St. Luke's ARC provides services on an inpatient basis for people with the following conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Joint replacements
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Amputation
  • Heart

Individualized Treatment Program

An individualized treatment program is developed for each patient based on an evaluation at the time of admission. The treatment team may consist of a physician or rehabilitation neurologist, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, a social worker, psychologists and a recreational therapist.


Learn More


 Talk With Your Doctor

Watch the following
Talk With Your Doctor
television programs:


 - Brain Injury 
 - Rehabilitation


 - Parkinson's Disease
 - New Concepts in Neurosurgery