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The Gardens at East Mountain for Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, provides skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. We also offer a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program to treat high-risk pulmonary patients and is designed to both improve outcomes and decrease hospital re-admissions of patients with pulmonary disease disorders.


Our Amenities

  • 120-Bed Facility
  • 14 Private Rehab Rooms
  • Cable Television
  • WiFi

Clinical Capabilities

  • Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Care
  • Wound Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Continence Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Cardiac Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Respite Care
  • TPN
  • LVAD
  • Milrinone Drips

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare



Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education, and support to help patients learn to breathe and function at the highest level possible and reduce visits back to the hospital emergency department.


  • Respiratory Therapist on-site
  • Nurses provide additional patient care
  • Exercise Program
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Medications
  • Relaxation
  • Dietary support
  • Oxygen


  • Perform everyday tasks with less shortness of breath
  • Stay healthier and avoid exacerbation
  • Learn to manage disease, decrease symptoms, and maintain healthy behaviors
  • Smoking cessation
  • Increase ability to exercise
  • Better management of anxiety and depression


  • Decrease length of stay
  • Improve 30 day re-hospitalization
  • Transitional care model
  • Clinical partner
  • Discharge coordination
  • Patient outcome reporting
  • Enhanced ACO partnerships


Michelle Jennifer Woods, RRT

Michelle has 12 years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in different settings, including Hospital, ICU, CCU, ER, and Long-Term Care. Michelle works closely with physicians and nursing at The Gardens at East Mountain.


I have met a lot of nice and caring people in the short time I am here!

Elaine Panuski

I enjoy the activities and the meals are good too!

Jane McHale

I love it here. The food is very good. I enjoy the activities that we have every day. I love playing the piano.

Elena Schraeder


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101 E Mountain Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702