Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie Names Corey Hickey D.O., as New Program Director


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HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie is proud to announce the appointment of Corey Hickey, D.O. to the medical staff. Dr. Hickey will be instated as an admitting physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) physician for HealthSouth Erie as well as the PMR program director.

Dr. Hickey completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, he served as the acting academic chief resident of the UPMC residency program. Dr. Hickey completed his medical studies at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also has an undergraduate degree in sports medicine from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

“We are excited to have Dr. Hickey as the PMR program director,” said John Papalia, CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie. “He shares the commitment to high-quality outcomes, patient care and patient satisfaction that are not only important to us, but most important to the family members of the patients we treat.”

Dr. Hickey is also on staff at UPMC Hamot as the trauma rehabilitation director and will be available for PMR consultations.

Dr. Hickey and his wife, Erin, have a two-year-old son, Connor, and a newborn son, Joseph. With many ties to the Erie community, including completing medical school in Erie and his wife Erin growing up in the area, Dr. Hickey and his family are happy to call Erie their home. He enjoys the “big city but small town feel,” that Erie offers.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie
HealthSouth Erie is a 108-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout northwest Pennsylvania, west New York and northeast Ohio, the hospital is located at 143 East Second Street and on the web at