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To Hannah Duston Staff: Mom was admitted to the hospital - She had a bad spell. She needed much care - she didn’t feel well. After a time, her condition changed to fair. She was almost herself - but not quite there. She couldn’t stay at the hospital, yet couldn’t be alone. What could we do until she was ready for home? We looked around almost everywhere, For a placed that offered specialized care. We searched high and we searched low. Then decided Hannah Duston - was where she would go. We were nervous when she arrived - didn’t know what to expect. She was immediately welcomed with the utmost respect. We were afraid this place would make her feel blue. We were pleased to find the opposite was true. Everyone was so friendly from each nurse to those who clean. The atmosphere was the cheeriest that I’ve ever seen. Each OT, PT, each nurse, every food service worker every CNA Receptionist, hairdresser, social worker, the administrator went out of their way, To make mom feel comfortable and welcomed from the very first day. She has improved tremendously - due to Hannah Duston’s care When mom needed you - we are glad you were there. She is headed back to her home - Many thanks to ALL of you, We are eternally grateful for all that you do. Many thanks to one and all - you work so hard and I must confess In the entire world - YOU ARE THE BEST!!! With much gratitude, Judith Z., Marion H.’s daughter


Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

Whittier Health Network was founded by Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi and his sons. Since 1982, this family owned healthcare organization has been providing quality care of the highest caliber. Before founding Whittier,
Dr. Arcidi had a vision of a healthcare delivery system that incorporated traditional family values in everyday practices. The guiding principle behind all care at Whittier is to treat patients as if they are family members. At Whittier, every patient is treated with compassion, dignity & respect. The caring tradition established by the Arcidi family has resulted in unprecedented growth for the Whittier facilities and an unexcelled level of care for Whittier's patients. The fact that Whittier provides comprehensive services of the highest caliber to thousands of patients on a daily basis, while meeting their individualized needs with such sensitivity and compassion, is testament to the enduring strength of "a family approach to rehabilitation."

The mission of Whittier Health Network is to provide high quality, comprehensive, medical care to all of its residents in a warm, compassionate, caring, “family” care setting. The network is composed of Acute Rehabilitation Hospitals, several subacute rehabilitation and longterm care facilities, transitional care services, 
a home health care agency, and an adult Psychiatric Hospital. 

 

At Whittier our goal is to make sure patients have the freedom to make the choices that are important to them and their families.