When their return to independence depends on you,
we are here. Encompass Health offers the advanced
therapy and care patients need after a life-changing illness or injury.
Encompass Health is a national sponsor of Together to End Stroke
This hospital has
Joint Commission Accreditation
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Centre County, Pennsylvania, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, Parkinson’s disease and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Using clinical collaboration and advanced technologies, we provide a personalized care plan designed to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.
Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dietitians and more, combined with our advanced technology and expertise, to help you achieve your goals. You will receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week while under the constant care of registered nurses, many of whom specialize in rehabilitation, and frequent independent private practice physician* visits.
Rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies, as needed.
*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
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Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in heart failure.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.
Our hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson's disease.
Despite visitor restrictions, our team is coming up with ways to help keep our patients connected with their support systems. Our staff placed room number identifiers on patient windows to make it easy for loved ones to be able to find each other and visit through the window.This group of girlfriends didn't let restricted visitation keep them from supporting one of their own. Friends for years, they showed up to encourage our patient while all wearing shirts from their most recent girls trip to Panama City.
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Just four doors down from our hospital is family owned Rony's Place Restaurant and Pizzeria. They’ve created “Stir Crazy Pizza Kits” to lessen the burden on local families. These kits contain all the fixings for a pizza and are available for pick-up. They also have supplied our employees with individually packaged pizza slices for lunch. We wanted to share our appreciation for their community service and creativity with an employee-signed thank you message and goodie bag filled with Encompass Health swag. Thank you again for all you have done for our local community and our hospital in these times.
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Chief Executive Officer
Amy first joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth, in 2003 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Amy earned 10 years of care management experience before being promoted to the case management director in 2015. In that role, she led the interdisciplinary team, ensuring exceptional services were being delivered and the needs of patients and families were met. In April 2020, Amy rose to the position of CEO, and oversees all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality initiatives. Amy lives in Bellefonte with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Allatt has served on the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley, team since 1995. He offers special expertise in back pain treatment, sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Allatt earned his medical degree from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He completed his residency in family medicine at McMaster, followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The University of Ottawa in Canada. He is certified by The Royal College in Canada and The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Medical Society.
Richard Allat, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.
Tracy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in May 2009 as director of marketing operations, overseeing admissions and business development. Before joining Encompass Health, she worked in a variety of roles in the acute care hospital setting including staff nurse and manager of emergency services, in addition to long-term care, assisted living administrator and regional operations director. In 2019, Tracy took on the role of Chief Nursing Officer. Tracy has a bachelor's degree in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing and a master's of health sciences from Saint Francis University.
Human Resources Director
Michelle serves as the director human resources at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley. She is a member of the Human Resources Association of Centre County (HRACC), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Society of Healthcare Human Resources Professionals in Pennsylvania (SHHRPP), and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Koberna joined the medical staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, as an independent physician in 2001, and became associate medical director in October of 2019. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1990, he completed his residency and fellowship at The University of Virginia. Dr. Koberna is board certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Dave has been with Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1996 and has served as the director of quality and risk management since 1999. He champions patient and family concerns, working with all appropriate staff to ensure the hospital is continuously improving its patient experience. He serves on the employee activities committee and patient experience group at the hospital. Dave received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Penn State University.
Alan joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in November 2012. Prior to coming to Nittany Valley, Alan was the controller for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, since 2001 when he joined Encompass Health. Prior to his rehabilitation experience, Alan worked for a variety of for-profit healthcare providers since 1998. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Houston. He enjoys various outdoor activities and resides in Bellefonte with his wife Keri.
Supervisor Administrative Support
Patty has worked at Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, since 1990 in a variety of positions, making her a valuable voice on the senior management team. Patty oversees the switchboard operations and coordinates the support for the senior leadership team. She lives in Philipsburg with her husband and three children.
Director of Therapy Operations
Tracy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley, in 2007 as manager of the Pleasant Gap outpatient clinic. In 2010, her role expanded to manager of all outpatient services, including Encompass Health of Nittany Valley’s clinic at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. She was promoted to director of therapy operations in 2015, and oversees both inpatient and outpatient therapy operations. Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Mount Aloysius College and has more than 23 years of clinical experience in numerous settings. Tracy serves on the Encompass Health National Outpatient Task Force and has been an active participant with process reviews and changes. She resides in Huntingdon with her family.
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