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Welcome to our hospital

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.

Superior amenities at our hospitals

73 Beds
Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Courtyard
Tours available
Support groups
Nonsmoking
Pet friendly
Volunteers
Student observation hours

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We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our brain injury rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Heart Failure

Our heart failure program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Our Parkinson's disease rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Leadership and staff

Jim Megma
Jim Megna

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Megna, PT, MS, joined the Encompass Health Nittany Valley leadership team in 2019.

Jim Megna, PT, MS, joined the Encompass Health Nittany Valley leadership team in 2019. As CEO, Jim oversees all of the hospital’s day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality initiatives. He comes from Northwell Health, where he served as deputy executive director at Glen Cove Hospital, and supervised the hospital’s transition into a rehabilitation hospital. Jim has worked in rehabilitation for nearly 30 years, earning an extensive background centered in hospital operations. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at Stony Brook University and completed his residency at Southside Hospital at Bay Shore, New York, where he continued to work for 28 years. He earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Independence University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Richard Allatt
RICHARD ALLATT, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Allatt has served on the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley, team since 1995.

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.

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Amy Adams
AMY ADAMS

Director of Case Management

Amy joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in 2003.

Amy joined the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in 2003 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University. While at Encompass Health, Amy gained more than 10 years of care management experience before being promoted to the case management director in 2015. Amy serves as a leader of the interdisciplinary team to ensure services are being delivered and the needs of patients and families’ are being met. She lives in Bellefonte with her husband and two children.

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Jarrod Deavor
Jarrod Deavor

Director of Business Development

Before joining Encompass Health, he worked as the area director of business development for a national hospice organization.

Jarrod joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in July of 2019 as director of business development, overseeing admissions and marketing operations. Before joining Encompass Health, he worked as the area director of business development for a national hospice organization. Jarrod brings expertise of marketing and business development across multiple levels of care, and leads our team of admissions and rehabilitation liaisons. Jarrod has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in sports medicine. He resides in Duncansville with his wife and family.

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Tracy Ewing
TRACY EWING

CNO

Tracy joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in May 2009, as director of marketing operations, and took on the role of Chief Nursing Officer in April, 2019.

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.

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Michelle Katz
MICHELLE KATZ

Human Resources Director

Michelle serves as the director human resources at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley.

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).

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Dr. Paul Koberna, MD, FCCP
Dr. Paul Koberna, MD, FCCP

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Koberna is board certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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.

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David Pellerano
DAVID PELLERANO

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.

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.

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Alan Phillips
ALAN PHILLIPS

Controller

Alan joined Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley, formerly HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, in November 2012.

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.

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Patty Smith
PATTY SMITH

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 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.

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Tracy Stoltz
TRACY STOLTZ

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.

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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