By LEIF GREISS
THE MORNING CALL | SEP 15, 2021 AT 4:25 PM
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network plans to harness 3D printing and other emerging technology to provide patients new levels of rehabilitative care when it opens its new hospital in early 2023.
Good Shepherd is set to break ground on its new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Center Valley on Sept. 22. Michael Spigel, CEO of Good Shepherd, said the new four-story, 76-bed hospital will be the only free-standing rehabilitative hospital in the Lehigh Valley.
But the 3D printing, automation and wearable artificial intelligence labs Good Shepherd plans to establish in partnership with Moravian University is what will make the hospital unique, Spigel said. He said Good Shepherd plans to have the labs operational when they open in early 2023.
Moravian already has 3D printers available in its computer science and occupational therapy programs, university President Bryon Grigsby said. The partnership will allow Moravian to share expertise and knowledge of this technology with Good Shepherd, while the hospital will provide a real-world clinical setting for new research and development that students and faculty at Moravian can work in.
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