December 13, 2007
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, Penn, and its founders, the Raker family, were recently honored by The Pennsylvania Society, a non-profit, charitable organization that rewards excellence, promotes good will and understanding and celebrates service.
The honor was presented to Sally Gammon, FACHE, president & CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, at The Pennsylvania Society’s annual Holiday Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
In addition to honoring Good Shepherd and the Rakers, The Pennsylvania Society presented its 2007 Gold Medal to Sen Arlen Specter. Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell addressed the gathering.
Good Shepherd will celebrate its 100th birthday February 21, 2008. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 by the Rev. John Raker and his wife, D. Estella Raker, when they invited a disabled orphan into their Allentown home.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is a nationally recognized rehabilitation facility that offers a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Good Shepherd reports it serves more than 36,000 people annually and provides services at 30 sites in 7 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd offers specialized programs in brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke, orthopedics, pediatrics and more. The organization operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement for people with disabilities and a lifestyle products store called Rehability.
Source: Good Shepherd