Heritage Valley, Encompass Health Bring Inpatient Rehab to Heritage Valley Kennedy



Lisa Hopkins, OTR/L, Area Business Development Director
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley
412.848.3779 Email: lisa.hopkins@encompasshealth.com

Suzanne Sakson, Director, Marketing & Communications
Heritage Valley Health System
Tel: 412.749.7454 Email: ssakson@hvhs.org


Heritage Valley Health System and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley are pleased to announce the renovation and re-opening of a 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit located on the fifth floor of Heritage Valley Kennedy hospital.  

Officially named the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley at Heritage Valley Kennedy, the unit will function as a satellite expansion unit of the main facility located in Sewickley.   The location will provide rehabilitation care for patients recovering from strokes and other neurological disorders, brain injuries, hip fractures, and complex orthopedic conditions.  

“Heritage Valley and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley have a history of collaboration and joint venture relationships,” said Norm Mitry, President and CEO, Heritage Valley Health System. “Establishing the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Heritage Valley Kennedy was a natural fit. It brings much-needed services to patients residing in the western and northern communities of Allegheny County. They can now receive this specialized care close to home.”  

Patients of the unit benefit from exceptional care that is standard to both organizations. Those receiving care will experience a minimum of three hours per day of therapy for five days each week from a multidisciplinary therapy team, 24-hour nursing care, access to advanced technologies, and frequent visits by an attending physician during their stay.  

“We are excited about this next step in our collaboration with Heritage Valley, as we continue to identify opportunities to expand the services and programs offered to individuals in our local community through our clinical partnership,” said Leah Laffey, CEO of Encompass Health of Sewickley. “At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley at Heritage Valley Kennedy, we remain committed to helping our patients regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Our teams use clinical collaboration and advanced technologies to provide a personalized care plan designed to meet our patient’s unique needs to help them achieve their goals.”

To learn more about Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley at Heritage Valley Kennedy, please call 412.749.2396.  


About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,800 employees and more than 600 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals: Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.  

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility‑based and home‑based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 139 hospitals, 250 home health locations, and 93 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high‑quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.