Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center



Scranton, PA -- (January 22, 2019) – Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a not-for-profit skilled nursing facility managed by Genesis HealthCare, today announced the planned opening of its new 32,000 square foot addition, which offers Scranton and surrounding communities unparalleled ShortStay/ Post-Hospital and LongTerm Care. Linwood’s $10 million addition was funded by the Guardian Foundation, which owns eight nursing facilities.


The Guardian Foundation took a critical look at the rehabilitation needs of the communities and hospitals in proximity to the Center. As a result, the addition includes a 22-Bed Short Stay Unit plus an additional 24 Long-Term Care beds.   The addition also includes a new state-of-the-art therapy room designed to assist patients with the transition to home. It has a complete kitchen, bathroom and washer/dryer for simulating household chores and other activities of daily living.


“Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is excited to share this new modern healthcare experience with our community,” remarks Center Executive Director, Ellen Craven. “If you thought you knew what a nursing home was, think again.  Our enhanced facility and programming can’t be found anywhere else.”


Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has an excellent reputation in the community.  The Center was just rated one of the ‘Best Nursing Homes’ in the country by US News & World Report, is rated a 5-Star for Quality Measures by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a Bronze National Quality Award Winner and a We Honor Veterans Member.   


Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s addition is scheduled to open February 14, 2019.  For more information or to attend the center’s open house on February 16, 2019, please contact the Ellen Craven, Center Executive Director, at 570 346-7381.


Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.


About Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

For more information about Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center please contact Ellen Craven,   Center Executive Director, at 570 346-7381.  Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located at 100 Florida Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505. Visit the Center at


About Genesis HealthCare  

Genesis Healthcare, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities in 29 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to approximately 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states, the District of Columbia and China. Visit our website at