Reading Rehabilitation Hospital (Reading, Pennsylvania, US)

A 100-bed facility established in 1960 to meet the special needs of the disabled in the counties surrounding Reading, Pennsylvania. Drs. Russell Youngberg and Irving Jones came from California in the late 1950s, and their feasibility study clearly defined the need for such a hospital. In the belief that rehabilitation could best be furthered in a quiet, peaceful setting, arrangements were made to purchase an estate, located on Green Tree Hill along Route 10. This proved to be the ideal location for a rehabilitation hospital. The 263 acres (105 hectares) included formal gardens, fountains, seven other private dwellings, a large barn, and farm buildings. Reading Institute of Rehabilitation soon became a place for intensive, compassionate rehabilitation care. The mansion was carefully remodel...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Reading, PA
United States