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My name is Roland G., and my wife, Rita G., has been a patient in your Marion facility for two years. I would like to thank you for appointing Mrs. Karen Wadlow as the Administrator of this wonderful organization. Let me say I retired as Chief of Security in a healthcare facility that changed hands three times and saw four different administrators. I would like to say that none of them compared to Mrs. Karen Wadlow. This woman is a kind and intelligent individual, and she has no problem greeting patients with a warm, “hello, how are you today?” Not only does this speak volumes, but it is a testament to her great personality in terms of compassion and caring. At gatherings and functions, she navigates the room easily, conversing with everyone. She thinks nothing of going “the whole nine yards” for people. In my opinion, the staff also appears to interact well with Mrs. Karen Wadlow. As I am only a visitor to see my wife, I wish to add that my wife receives exceptional care from all the nurses and staff in the Bradford Unit. —Thank you for all you do, Roland G.


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Whittier Health Network to partner with the Hainan Lecheng Investment Company Ltd. to bring first-class, patient-centered rehabilitation services to China



Courtesy of the Eagle Tribune

HAVERHILL — The same kind of approach to patient care offered at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill is slated to be featured at a new hospital in China.

"The goal is to bring American hospital care to China," said Alfred Arcidi, senior vice president of Whittier Health Network and affiliates.

He noted that between 5 million and 7 million Chinese people come to the United States each year for health care and that once this hospital is built, they will have a new option much closer to home.

"They have people leaving for care, so if they can provide the American care they are looking for, it's a win-win for everybody," Arcidi said.

Arcidi said the Whittier Health Network will be partnering with the Hainan Lecheng Investment Company Ltd. and its chairman, Tang XiXian, to bring first-class, patient-centered rehabilitation services to China. 

Over the next three years, Whittier will contribute its comprehensive expertise and advice during the planning stages of a new Boao-Sino U.S. International Hospital. 

Whittier will provide personnel, including doctors, senior executives, and other rehabilitation staff.

As currently planned, the hospital, which will be built in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone in Hainan Province, will have approximately 2,000 beds and be based on American best-standard practices for delivering services.

Arcidi said its goal will be to offer those services to the local population in China as a first priority, and to attract international medical tourism, as well. 

Read the full story here.

Photo by Carl Russo - Alfred Arcidi, left, senior vice president of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and Tang XiXian, chairman of Hainan Lecheng Investment Co. Ltd. of China, sign contracts for services. 

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