Patient and Family Advisory Council

To Rebecca Roman, MSPT, Administrator at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital: Dear Ms. Roman, I am going home tomorrow and well on my way to recovery thanks to you and your staff at Whittier. This is my fifth time at Whittier over the past ten years for three different reasons. In every case the expert care and consideration shown by you and your staff have been the basis for my complete recovery. Dr. Jac and Dr. Turchetta gave me excellent care and understood all my needs. Your nurses were excellent and understanding, especially Lindsey. “Benny” gave me excellent care, as always. She is an angel. Seemingly tough, but oh so gentle. Your nursing staff is excellent and was always there when I needed them. Medical and therapy staff such as, Nii, Moses, Joe, Michelle, Heather, Christa, Joslyn et al were always willing to help. Especially Moses. Larry was extremely helpful with my respiratory needs. Disinfecting & cleaning were constant and established the feeling that the constant protection would assure a quick and uncomplicated recovery. My special thanks to your physical therapists. They all had the same “you can do it so try attitude.” You should be proud of your great team. I am genuinely glad that you are here in case I need all of you in the future. Davis R. B.


Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

What is the PFAC?

The Patient and Family Advisory Council was established at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford in October 2010.  It is comprised of patients, family members, and staff who collaborate on ways to improve the quality of care and accessibility of the hospital.  The council acts as advocates for patients and their families while promoting the philosophy of patient-centered care.

Goals and Accomplishments

Through the direct efforts of the PFAC, the following goals have been accomplished:

  • A Glossary of Hospital Staff was created in January 2011.  The glossary outlines Whittier’s clinical staff and their roles.  It is given to every patient upon admission in their education packet.
  • An Introduction DVD was completed in February 2012 and introduces the patient and family to the hospital and key personnel.  The DVD is shown continuously in every patient room on the Whittier channel.
  • An Outpatient Seating Area was installed in January 2012 just outside the entrance to the Outpatient Department.  This gives patients a place to sit while awaiting transportation.
  • A Medical Health Passport was created and finalized in October 2012.  It is given to all patients to use in recording all of their pertinent health information and is portable so that the patient will be able to carry it with them at all times.

Interested in becoming a member?

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of the PFAC or you would like more information please contact: Joyce Willette, Customer Relations Coordinator, at (978) 469-1421 or via email at jwillette@whittierhealth.com

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