Rebecca Roman: I’m writing to let you know how instrumental your team was in my well being. Starting with reception, Darlene Perreault and Sarah Coltran, always very friendly and helpful with my appointments...they both always gave 100% with big smiles. I started in the spring with Lisa Slowman for therapy to ease my pain...she gave me amazing devices to use which helped greatly. She knew I was a big gardener and even found special articles to help me utilize for less pain. Lisa’s very kind, compassionate, with great knowledge of her task at hand (no pun intended). Whittier is not close to my home in West Boylston, but because of Lisa, Darlene, and Sarah the travel was worth doing. I recommend Whittier highly because of these girls and feel an acknowledgement to them is in order with a very special “Thanks.” —Sincerely, J. Johnson

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital is an acute rehabilitation hospital that is centrally located in the Worcester area to conveniently service patients throughout New England. Our team of interdisciplinary rehabilitation professionals provides inpatient, outpatient, pharmacist and home health services.

As a member of the Whittier Health Network, which has been providing comprehensive healthcare services to New England patients since 1982, we are equipped to provide complex medical treatments and procedures to patients who are acutely ill, have multiple complications and those who require specialty care and continuous monitoring, requiring a longer length of stay. We take great pride in our commitment to total patient care, professionalism and respect, provided throughout the rehabilitation process, helping us restore, as fully as possible, the skills, confidence and independence our patients need to return to a quality, satisfying life. We have helped thousands of patients return home after an injury or illness, which is illustrated by our superior clinical outcomes.

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough is run by Administrator Rebecca Roman, Medical Director Dr. John Turchetta, and Director of Nursing Services Edward Olbris.

19 bed Transitional Care Unit

The 19 bed Transitional Care Unit is located on the second floor of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, MA. It is a state-of-the-art facility with LCD flat screen TVs for each patient and Wi-Fi access available to all patients and visitors.  The Transitional Care Unit specializes in aggressive, short term rehabilitation for its patients, and it achieved Medicare certification on November 13, 2012. Click for more information.

Inpatient Services Whittier Provides:

  • TBI Program
  • Stroke/CVA Program
  • Amputation/Prosthetic/Orthotic Fitting
  • AlterG Bionic Leg
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Pulmonary Education, Ventilator Management and Weaning,
    Tracheostomy Care and Weaning*
  • CPAP and BIPAP Management*
    *A Respiratory Therapist is on-site 24 hours per day
  • Advanced Wound Care Management
  • Whittier Way
  • Whittier Aquatic
  • SCI
  • Cardiac
  • Pain Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Animal Facilitated Therapy
  • In-House Hemodialysis
  • Telemetry
  • PCA Pumps
  • Paracentesis/Thoracentesis
  • Heparin Drip
  • IV Antibiotics/IV Steroids
  • Ostomy Care
  • Post surgical drainage tubes
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • PICC/Midline/Port-a-cath

Specialized Clinics and Programs:

  • Wound Clinic
  • Memory Clinic
  • Prosthetic/Orthotic Clinic
  • Neuro Day Rehabilitation Program
  • Auditory Program

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough provides specialty care designed for medically complex patients who require a longer length of stay. Patients are admitted following treatment in the traditional acute care hospital when they no longer require intensive diagnostic procedures. The care provided is more individualized and resource-intensive than what is provided in a sub-acute or skilled nursing facility.

Admission Criteria

  • Age 16 or older
  • Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems
  • Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity

We accept admissions from all healthcare facilities:

  • Emergency Rooms
  • Physician Offices
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Home

How to Make a Referral

Referrals to Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough may be made by contacting our Central Admissions Office: Phone (800) 442-1717 • Fax: (978) 478-3040. A representative is available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. After 10:00 p.m., a message may be left with the answering service for the next business day.

For complete admissions referral information, click this link to download a pdf file of our Admissions Brochure. It is a large file so please be patient.

Medicare and Insurances Accepted

We accept Medicare patients with rehabilitation needs who may require longer lengths of stay. We accept most Medicaid, workers compensation and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:

  • AETNA/US Healthcare
  • Anthem BC
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
  • CIGNA/Healthsource MA/NH
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Focus Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Holland Compcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Plan
  • Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
  • United Payors/United Providers 
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Joint Commission Notice: The public may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited health care organization by either calling 800/994-6610 or e-mailing complaint@jointcommission.org.



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Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Westborough

150 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 870-2222
Admissions: (800) 442-1717
Outpatient Services:
(508) 871-2077
Fax: (508) 871-2078
88-Bed Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
Joint Commission Accredited