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25 Years of Caring

Glancy Rehabilitation Center, a service of Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth Legacy
When Sunil Bhole, MD, was completing his residency at Emory University School of Medicine, he saw there was a need for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services in northeast metro Atlanta.

Glancy Rehabilitation Center’s Medical Director Sunil Bhole, MD, (center) started the program in 1988.  He is pictured with  Ginger Geiger, RN, CRRN, nursing manager (left)  and Mona Lippitt, CTRS, program director.  Geiger has also worked at the center since it opened.

So he approached Gwinnett Medical Center about developing a program in Duluth. As a result of his passionate proposal, Glancy Rehabilitation Center opened in 1988 with Dr. Bhole, board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, serving as medical director. Located in the renovated space that once held the community’s beloved Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital, Glancy Rehabilitation Center has served more than 17,000 patients in its first 25 years.

“From the beginning,” said Dr. Bhole, “Gwinnett Medical Center was enthusiastic about providing this level of expert care. Over the years we’ve grown our inpatient rehabilitation service from the initial eight beds to 30 beds. Our facility includes the latest in rehabilitation technology as well as a 4,000-square-foot therapy gym and spaces dedicated to outpatient rehabilitation and support services.

“When someone has a stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputation or other serious neurologic or orthopedic condition,” added Dr. Bhole, “our goal is to help him or her return to mainstream life. Our services are designed to help patients progress toward the highest possible level of function and to prepare them for the next step in their rehabilitative process.”

Individualized Rehabilitation
Under Dr. Bhole’s clinical leadership, the program at Glancy Rehabilitation Center is now ranked in the top three percent in the nation and has earned the highest level of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the designation as a Stroke Specialty Program. Both these accreditations were achieved by demonstrating that the program meets the highest national and international standards of quality for rehabilitative care.  

At Glancy Rehabilitation Center, patients get a team approach to rehabilitation. The patient’s team includes rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, case managers, pharmacists and recreation specialists, as well as other specialists as indicated, such as speech language pathologists, certified therapeutic respiratory therapists, or a neuropsychologist. Glancy Rehabilitation Center’s nurses are specialists in rehabilitation, and many have earned advanced certifications in their field.

Experts in Rehab
This extensive experience and educational background gives the team an approach which understands that patients with neurologic and/or orthopedic conditions often are going through more than just recovery. Some patients, such as amputees, are learning a new way of life. In addition to receiving therapy with state-of-the-art technology, rehab also involves “low-tech” techniques, such as community outings to practice newly-acquired skills.

This multidisciplinary approach to treatment ensures that patients are able to progress as quickly as possible. And being an affiliate of Gwinnett Medical Center ensures that physicians providing a broad-spectrum of specialty care are available to see patients at Glancy Rehabilitation Center, making consultations more convenient for patients and their family members.

With its first quarter century completed, Glancy Rehabilitation Center looks to the future. “We continue to treat each patient as if he or she were our only patient,” said Dr. Bhole. “I look forward to continuing to lead this terrific team into our second quarter century.”

Learn more about Glancy Rehabilitation Center by visiting, or by calling 678-312-6000.