Allied Services Integrated Health System has acquired the 22-bed Spirit of Mercy Skilled Nursing and Transitional Care Unit effective March 1st. The Unit is located on the 5th Floor of Regional Hospital of Scranton and will complement the existing, nationally-acclaimed Allied Services Inpatient Rehab Unit which exists on the same floor of the hospital.

Regional Hospital sold the unit to Scranton-based Senior Health Care Solutions in June of 2013. The unit underwent extensive renovations and operates as a short-stay unit providing extensive rehabilitation services and post-op care.

“Our decision to sell the unit to Allied Services is part of our strategic plan. Having Allied Services continue operations made the decision very easy. They’re an outstanding organization and will provide a seamless transition”, Senior Health Care Solutions President Michael P. Kelly said.

This will be the third Transitional Care Unit in the region operated by Allied Services. These short stay skilled nursing units allow Allied Services to continue to provide the best rehabilitation outcomes for patients. They also create an opportunity for those who are denied more intensive inpatient rehabilitation due to insurance or medical reasons. The administrator will be James Cooney, L.N.H.A., who also oversees the transitional care unit within Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital on its Scranton campus. A successful transitional care unit also exists within the Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital on the Wilkes-Barre Twp campus.

“We are enthusiastic about this new opportunity, it is part of our strategic growth plan. More importantly, we are confident in our ability to have this new unit provide the same national-leading outcomes that exist within all levels of rehabilitation in our integrated health system”, Bill Conaboy, Esq., President & CEO, Allied Services.

Allied Services Integrated Health System is the leading provider of post-acute healthcare and human services for northeastern and central Pennsylvanians with disabilities and chronic illness. Both Allied Services Rehab Hospital in Scranton and Allied Services Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre are nationally-acclaimed for the level of care provided, according to independent review by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). The local facilities consistently receive the reviewer’s Top Performer Award, a title awarded to rehab facilities whose outcomes are in the top 10% of nearly 800 facilities evaluated nationwide. For the past 3 years, Allied Services Scranton- and Wilkes-Barre-based transitional care units have been recognized for the highest quality of care, receiving the area’s only 5 star rankings and the “Nation’s Best Nursing Homes” status from U.S. News & World Report reviews.

Allied Services 3,000 employees and volunteers work to advance the health, independence and life quality for its consumers and patients. The non-profit organization is dedicated to delivering compassionate care of the highest quality, whether delivering support for individuals with mental illness, providing rehabilitation or support services in the home, offering end-of-life services, or delivering life-changing physical rehabilitation to children and adults.

MEDIA ENQURIES: for more information contact James Brogna, Vice President of Advancement & Corporate Communication at 570-351-8763 or jbrogn@allied-services.org