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Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital
Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital Testing
5940 Merchants St.
Florence, KY 41042 (859) 888-1432
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Welcome to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

Providing Proficient Inpatient & Outpatient Services

At Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital, our medical professionals offer a vast range of medical services to patients throughout Kentucky. Our knowledgeable doctors and staff work hard around the clock to ensure all our patients receive the high-quality care they need and deserve. Our specialty physicians are experts in a wide variety of areas including amputee and orthopedic rehabilitation, spinal cord injury and neurological disease, and stroke rehabilitation. Visit us and find out why we are one of the most highly recommended rehabilitation hospitals by doctors and physicians in Kentucky.


Elevating Patient Care.

We determine the best extended care option for our patients.

Our team is well-versed in the latest techniques in long term care.

We are determined to raise the standard of patient care.

Our facilities are constantly pursuing a higher level of service excellence.

We are always seeking strategic opportunities for growth within the industry.

Our Mission & Principles.

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Excellent Inpatient Services

Our inpatient medical experts work to strengthen your body, treat your condition, and equip you with the tools you need to live a happy, independent life once again. Our experienced therapists and specialty physicians will provide you with the personalized and compassionate care you need. The comprehensive treatment plans we prescribe are custom designed for each patient and are intended to address all facets of our patients’ conditions so we treat the problem, not just its symptoms. This personalized approach to diagnosing and treating patients allows us to connect with our patients on an individual level.

Superb Outpatient Services

At Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital, we offer an abundance of resources and outpatient services to our patients. These resources include aquatic therapy in our heated pool, monthly support groups, occupational injury care, physical therapy, Gateway Fit Club, speech and language pathologists, and much more. The medical professionals who manage our outpatient services are all highly trained and skilled. All of our therapy services require a doctor’s referral and prescription for your medical needs. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask any of our knowledgeable doctors or staff; we would be more than happy to help!

Celebrating Our Patients' Success.

Read some of our patients' stories of their experience with the Vibra Healthcare team.

  • Jeff C.

    Jeff C.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jeff Chanley was a very active man before his knee problems. A drummer, Jeff enjoyed music, as well as sports, fishing, and hiking in Montana along the Madison River. After he began to experience pain in his knee that limited him from his hobbies, Jeff had a knee replacement done. But he developed a serious infection that kept him in the hospital for a few days. Throughout his journey, Jeff stayed at a few different facilities for medical monitoring and rehab on his leg. He arrived at ... Read More

  • Donnita S.

    Donnita S.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Donnita Stevens has lived a "normal, everyday life" since recovering from Guillan-Barre syndrome (GBS) ten years ago. Then one day her fingers and feet began to feel numb. The symptoms were familiar -- they were the same that she had ten years prior. Donnita knew she needed to get to the hospital. After 11 days in the hospital, Donnita was diagnosed with Guillan-Barre again. She chose Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital to start her recovery from the neuromuscular condition. Donnita arrived ... Read More

  • Frances E.

    Frances E.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Chest pain brought Frances Elam to her local hospital. After a couple of days, she underwent surgery to open up a blockage in her heart. Unfortunately, things did not go smoothly for Fran. She seemed to encounter one complication after another following the surgery. Fran didn't think she would make it out. One major post-surgery complication was the stroke that Fran suffered. The stroke caused her difficulty with speaking and finding the right words. Being unable to express herself to her ... Read More

  • Ken J.

    Ken J.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    A career in construction made Ken Jensen a very active man. One of his most recent projects included heading up the contracting for his new home build. One day, Ken was on a ladder, working on the second floor of a partially-framed home when he fell. He landed 15 feet below on a firm plywood surface. He laid there until several hours later when his wife came to check on him. Ken suffered many fractures and a traumatic brain injury in the fall. He also experienced significant bleeding in ... Read More

  • Paula L.

    Paula L.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Paula Lambright thought she'd return home the day after routine surgery. But things didn't go quite as planned. Post-surgical complications left Paula paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed with quadriplegia related to central cervical spinal cord injury . After several days in the acute care hospital, Paula was ready to begin a rehab program. She admitted to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for her recovery. When she arrived at Gateway, Paula was in poor spirits. "When I first ... Read More

  • Rickey


    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    It seemed like a great day for a ride, so Rickey climbed on his motorcycle and went out to enjoy the day. Riding along a nice country road, he came around a curve and lost control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle went off the road while Rickey landed in a drainage ditch. Rickey sustained serious injuries in the crash. He was airlifted to the hospital, unable to move his legs. Rickey required surgery for multiple fractures in his back. He also had a hip fracture, multiple rib fractures, ... Read More

  • Debbie D.

    Debbie D.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Debbie Dionne is a survivor. Feeling unwell, Debbie went to the hospital. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was immediately admitted. For nearly a month, Debbie required the use of a ventilator to breathe. The virus took a heavy toll on Debbie, leaving her in need of rehabilitation. Debbie chose Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital to help her regain her strength and independence. When she arrived, Debbie could not walk or even stand. Her muscles were so weak she required a mechanical lift ... Read More

  • Sheila


    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Nearly one million in the United States live with Multiple Sclerosis, or MS. MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system , impacting the signals between the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the body. Sheila is one of them. She recently underwent surgery on her back. The surgery and hospital stay, in addition to her MS, left Sheila weak and unable to return home safely. To regain her function and independence she admitted to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital . Two individuals ... Read More

  • John M.

    John M.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    John Mann is a survivor. Not only has he beaten a stroke and cancer, but he also defeated Covid-19. The staff at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital have taken to calling him "Super Mann." It's a moniker that's more than fitting for John. After a lengthy and complicated hospitalization, Super Mann needed rehabilitation. The combination of Covid-19, pneumonia, and a stroke had taken its toll on him. He chose Gateway for his rehabilitation and is glad he did. "The therapists at Gateway took ... Read More

  • Rusty


    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Every flu season, millions are diagnosed with influenza. Unfortunately, in some cases, the patient develops pneumonia. For Rusty, that's exactly how things transpired. Listed in critical condition in the acute care hospital, Rusty required prolonged hospitalization. He transferred to a long-term acute care hospital to treat his pneumonia. But, after several weeks of hospitalization, Rusty had lost his strength. To regain his function and independence, Rusty chose Gateway Rehabilitation ... Read More

  • Robert


    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    "I was pretty much housebound due to the pain." Over the past five years, Robert's back pain has only gotten worse. Surgery in 2014, intended to relieve his pain, failed. He continued to seek medical care for the pain and debility of his orthopedic condition. "I also have pain from rheumatoid arthritis that I've been dealing with for the past 15 years," he added. Ouch. Another surgery in 2019 offered hope for relief. After surgery, Robert needed intensive rehabilitation to regain his ... Read More

  • John H.

    John H.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    It's been two years since doctors diagnosed John Huff with Parkinson's disease. "My father had Parkinson's," he recalled. John regularly sees his neurologist for routine treatment. But John wanted to be more proactive in battling the symptoms and progression of his Parkinson's. He decided to participate in the LSVT BIG program offered at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. LSVT BIG is a specialized, intensive, physical therapy exercise program. The program is uniquely designed for people ... Read More

  • Karyn W.

    Karyn W.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    A busy healthcare professional, Karyn Weber quickly found herself with the tables turned. Sudden onset of right-sided weakness and right facial droop suggested Karyn had suffered a stroke. A visit to the hospital confirmed the diagnosis. After emergency treatment, Karyn chose Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for the next stage of her recovery. Karyn arrived at Gateway requiring assistance with mobility, self-care, speech, and walking. A motivated individual, Karyn worked hard during her ... Read More

  • Jarred P.

    Jarred P.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Other than waking with an excruciating headache, it seemed like an ordinary day to Jarred Payne. He got himself ready and headed to his job as a client management representative at Fidelity Investments. Yet that day proved to be anything but ordinary, rather marking the beginning of an incredible journey. Jarred's headache got progressively worse over the next four days. By that fourth day, Jarred lost his ability to walk. He admitted to a local hospital and underwent a bunch of tests ... Read More

  • Bobbie G.

    Bobbie G.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    If you're told you need therapy, trust that it will help you...your goals can be reached! Roberta "Bobbie" Gamel knows the truth in this statement. Visiting her sister one day, Bobbie fell down several stairs. The fall left Bobbie unconscious and with several injuries, including spinal fractures and a traumatic brain injury. Treated at a level one trauma center, Bobbie underwent a craniotomy. After a prolonged hospital stay, Bobbie admitted to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. Upon ... Read More

  • Sharon E.

    Sharon E.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sharon Eckstein recalled the moment her husband knew something was wrong. “I had just returned from vacationing in Mexico when my husband said I was not acting right and my speech was altered.” Sharon had suffered a stroke. Shortly after her symptoms started, Sharon was flown to UC Medical Center. There, physicians diagnosed her with an acute right MCA stroke. Sharon suffered significant left-sided weakness and had trouble speaking, communicating and swallowing. To regain her prior level ... Read More

  • Angela P.

    Angela P.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Angela Parks was a busy, working mother of three young children when her life changed suddenly. Charles, her four-year-old son, tried waking her one morning. Right away, it was clear something wasn’t right. Angela’s left arm and leg weren’t working right and she was having great difficulty speaking. Charles called for help, and his mother was sent to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a stroke. Because of her stroke, Angela could no longer walk on her own. She could not care for ... Read More

  • Gregory L.

    Gregory L.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “If I can give somebody encouragement that has my similar situation that’s what I want.” On vacation with his family and friends, Gregory Liles suffered a fall. In the fall, Gregory hit the back of his head on the concrete. The impact left him unconscious. Gregory was rushed to the closest hospital, where he was diagnosed with a severe brain injury. Initially in the ICU in critical condition, Gregory was treated for his injuries. As he became more medically stable, Gregory began therapy ... Read More

  • Cody N.

    Cody N.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Cody Nolin's motorcycle accident was a serious one. The crash left Cody with multiple fractures, a punctured lung and a laceration to a large vein in his leg. He was flown to UCMC to be seen by the trauma team. They treated Cody's injuries before discharging him to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. At Gateway, Cody would begin his healing and participate in intensive inpatient rehabilitation. When he arrived, he wasn't able to bear weight on his right leg. But Cody is a determined ... Read More

  • Tom C.

    Tom C.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “I remember being at a stop sign and a young kid texting hit me.” A serious motorcycle accident left Tom Cocagne with a cervical spinal cord injury. He spent over a month at a long-term acute care facility recovering from his injuries. “I couldn’t do anything," Tom recalled. "I was a complete quadriplegic.” Tom went home for a short time, but eventually admitted to Frazier Rehab Institute for more intensive rehabilitation. Unfortunately, during his time at Frazier, Tom suffered a stroke. ... Read More

  • Terry E.

    Terry E.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    A physically active individual, Terry Evans began feeling numbness and weakness in his arms and legs. Diagnosed with Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Mr. Evans required several hospital admissions for treatment. Unfortunately, his symptoms worsened and his overall condition declined. With the goal of returning to his previously active lifestyle, Mr. Evans came to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for intensive rehabilitation. Upon admission, Mr. Evans required assistance ... Read More

  • Jerry G.

    Jerry G.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    "Don’t take your health for granted!” This is the piece of advice Jerry Gorman would like to pass along. Mr. Gorman admitted to the hospital after sudden onset of left-sided weakness and numbness. He was diagnosed with a stroke. Once in the hospital his symptoms became worse. Mr. Gorman began to have difficulty speaking and swallowing. To regain his function, Mr. Gorman chose Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for intensive therapy. Before his stroke, Mr. Gorman was very independent and ... Read More

  • Jane S.

    Jane S.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “I can tell you exactly when it first started,” Jane Smith recalls, speaking of her spinal cord injury. “We were at Disney with the kids and the grandkids back in February and we were just walking A LOT. At the end of that trip, I was fatigued and my back was so sore. I thought it was sciatic pain, you know, when it shoots some pain down your leg and tingles a bit.” “I admit, I probably waited longer than I should have to go to the doctor, but I thought it would get better.” At first, ... Read More

  • Stephen G.

    Stephen G.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    On March 6th, Stephen Gallichio was on his way home from his doctor's office. Suddenly, he went into cardiac arrest. Stephen spent several weeks in acute care. Then, he transferred to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for acute rehabilitation. When he first admitted to Gateway he was dependent with transfers. He also struggled with memory and cognitive issues. Working closely with his interdisciplinary team, Stephen made great progress. After approximately a month at Gateway, Stephen ... Read More

  • Lena J.

    Lena J.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    It was just a regular work day at Amazon for Lina Jones. She thought it would be like any other day until she walked around a corner and tripped over a orange cone on the floor. She fell onto her knees and then to her left side. Ms. Jones fractured her left proximal humerus, left patella and right distal femur. She was taken to the hospital. Due to her injuries she was unable to put weight on her left arm or either of her legs. No surgical intervention was needed. After three days she ... Read More

  • Jeff H.

    Jeff H.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    It started out just like any other day for Jeff Houze, a 35-year-old stay-at-home father of two beautiful girls. He spent the day just like any other, playing with his daughters, preparing their meals, and taking them for a walk through their neighborhood. Around 7 PM that evening, Jeff noticed a sharp pain in his back. He took some ibuprofen and laid down to rest. An hour later, the pain had not subsided and Jeff started to feel numb in his left leg. He knew something was not right and ... Read More

  • Jarred & Devon

    Jarred & Devon

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jarred, a seemingly typical 33-year-old man, woke up one January morning with the worst headache of his life. He went to the hospital and was treated for his headache and sent home. The next morning, he woke up unable to use his right side, unable to walk, and unable to talk normally. Jarred went back to the hospital and was diagnosed with a brain abscess. He spent the next several weeks in three different hospitals and underwent brain surgery to remove the abscess. On 02/05/2018, Jarred ... Read More

  • Brad F.

    Brad F.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    In the fall of 1999, 15-year-old Brad Fritz was on his way home from one of the biggest football games of the season when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. He was taken to the hospital, where he was declared brain dead, but luckily for Brad, that was not the case. After three months in a coma, Brad woke up unable to walk, talk, or do anything for himself. Shortly after, he began the long road to recovery and started therapy to relearn EVERYTHING. With the help of some amazing ... Read More

  • Mary Jo G.

    Mary Jo G.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    “I have to say, I could not have picked a better place! Gateway gave me my life back!” MJ exclaims when asked about her experience at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. Mary Jo “MJ” Goebel is a young, independent, and active woman. She is married to a wonderful husband, has a beautiful daughter, and works full time for an insurance company – which she loves! In June of this year, MJ’s life changed drastically. Over the course of several days, MJ progressively lost the strength in her legs ... Read More

  • Jennings E.

    Jennings E.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jennings Ellis was walking around his home when an accident happened. He had lost his balance and fell backward. When he hit the floor he had broken his vertebrae c5-c6. He went to a hospital in Lexington where he was informed about the services at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. He chose Gateway for his short term, but medically managed rehabilitation to strengthen him so he could get back home to his wife and very supportive family. Jennings could not eat solid food because of the ... Read More

  • Harold M.

    Harold M.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Harold’s first words after waking up after being in a coma was “I want pizza.” Harold had been transferred to the hospital after his mother found him and rushed him to the emergency room. He had been at a family farm recovering from chemo treatments for his stage 3 lymphoma cancer. What he didn’t realize was he had been in bed for 8 days, with no food and little water because he had become delirious. He was so weak he couldn’t sit up and the doctors told him he was very close to death ... Read More

  • Emma M.

    Emma M.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Emma came to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital after a serious fall at home. She had been recovering from surgery on her leg and started to feel dizzy often. Doctors found that Emma’s Sodium level was low, and that was causing her dizziness. She had to have a special diet and fluid restrictions to control her sodium levels. By the time Emma was ready for home she was teaching others about measuring fluids and how to space those out during the day. Emma also had multiple wounds on her legs ... Read More

  • Elmer M.

    Elmer M.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Elmer came to rehab after a serious infection in his brain. He had to have surgery to open his skull and clean out the infection. This left him with some serious deficits that he had to overcome in order to go home. He couldn’t move his entire left side when he was admitted and had trouble talking. He worked very hard while he stayed as a patient here at Gateway before going home with his family. He continues his work in our outpatient department and has made a lot of progress. He thinks ... Read More

  • Joseph J.

    Joseph J.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Joey was admitted to Gateway after a traumatic brain injury. He does not remember what happened to him or how he got here to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital. He does remember people talking to him. Especially his sister and her children. He said he remembered them playing music for him and he felt like everything was a dream. Then he said one day he “just woke up”! After he had the realization of what was happening he started to really work hard with therapy. His therapists were all ... Read More

  • Mary B.

    Mary B.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Mary owes a lot of gratitude to her great granddaughter Brooklynn. As Mary drove to herself to her doctor’s office with Brooklynn in the car, she began to have a respiratory event that caused her to become unconscious in the parking lot. 4 year old Brooklynn unbuckled herself from her car seat and went into the doctor’s office for help. Mary was rushed to the hospital by ambulance with Brooklynn along for the ride. Mary spent 7 days in the hospital recovering from her respiratory failure. ... Read More

  • Chris B.

    Chris B.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Chris was at work when his boss noticed that he was acting strange. After swift medical evaluation they found he had suffered a very serious stroke. Chris had a long hospital course to be stable for transfer. He came to Gateway to begin his rehabilitation very determined. His recovery was not a simple one. Chris says, “When I realized what had happened to me I was mad”. He decided he wasn’t going to accept that he wasn’t going to get back to his pre stroke way of life. Chris was an active ... Read More

  • Michael S.

    Michael S.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Michael began feeling left sided weakness and numbness at home but was reluctant to seek medical attention. His symptoms worsened and he eventually was transferred to the hospital, where he fell out of the car in the ER department. He had suffered a stroke in the right side of his brain that was causing severe weakness in the left side of his body. Michael was really reluctant to come to rehab after his stroke. He has an extensive background in the Marines, including active duty service ... Read More

  • Roxanne F.

    Roxanne F.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Roxanne started having pain in her leg that she thought was a pulled muscle. After seeing her doctor she found out that she had a blood clot in one of the arteries of her leg. All efforts were exhausted to save her leg and she had to have an amputation. The surgeon removed her leg below the knee in order to save her life. Roxanne’s family toured numerous facilities, for her rehab, but knew that Gateway was the place for her when they saw the private rooms and large windows that open to ... Read More

  • Stephen C.

    Stephen C.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Stephen Clark was having an ordinary day at work for the IRS when everything changed. He had been lifting some heavy boxes at work and by the time he got home he was experiencing intense pain and could barely stand. He dragged himself to his phone to dial 911 and ultimately ended up at University of Cincinnati where they told him he had a spontaneous bleed on his spine and they needed to do surgery. They prepared him and his family that he may not survive, but he did. They told him he may ... Read More

  • Timothy C.

    Timothy C.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Timothy was driving home from the Pickle Ball in his black, 1959 Triumph TR3 thinking about the next time he was meeting his friends to go golfing and it happened. He was in a terrible motor vehicle accident. Timothy loves to play golf, drive his classic European sports car and enjoy life independently. This accident was serious; he received multiple fractures, spinal cord injury, and cervical spine instability as a result. Timothy decided he wanted to get back to doing the things he ... Read More

  • Doris F.

    Doris F.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Doris was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 4 years ago. One thing she noticed as her Parkinson’s progressed was that she was falling more and more. She was in the hospital four times in one year for her injuries. She had fractured ribs, injured her shoulder, and had broken bones in her nose and cheek. Not to mention all of the bruising and pain. The thing they kept telling her was “Don’t fall.” Doris says “I wasn’t trying to fall. I was shaking so much in my leg and taking little steps ... Read More