St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, a 116-bed, not-for-profit, physical rehabilitation hospital in Lawrenceville, NJ, celebrated its 50th birthday on April 26, 2021. The center was dedicated by the Most Reverend George W. Ahr, the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, on May 22, 1971. It was originally named Morris Hall Health and Rehabilitation Center, and had a licensed capacity for 203 beds; 50 for rehabilitation and 153 for skilled nursing services.
As the demand for rehabilitation services increased, the center converted the beds and currently are licensed for 60 rehabilitation beds and 56 long-term care beds. In 1993, under the leadership of Bishop John C. Reiss, construction began on a five-year renovation project and the new facility was dedicated in the spring of 1998 by Bishop John Smith. The center has a new state-of-the-art Outpatient Therapy Department, which includes private examination and treatment rooms, lounge and splinting area, a spacious gym and on-site apartment for Activities of Daily Living.
St. Lawrence offers a wide range of rehabilitation services including physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, and social and psychological services. Specialized programs are offered for brain injury, stroke, neurologic disorders, orthopedics, Parkinsonism, amputees, Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation and a Driver Program.
Patients and their families have the benefit of a team approach to rehabilitation. They meet with the physiatrist, rehabilitation nurse, physical, occupational and speech therapists, therapeutic recreation specialist, program manager and psychologist. This highly skilled team meets among themselves and with the patient and families to maximize the treatment. Spiritual care is also available for patients and their families.
St. Lawrence is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) in the Hospital Accreditation Program and Post-Acute Care Certification-Certificate of Distinction and is licensed by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.