Dear Ms. Roman: I was recently a patient at Whittier, and wanted to give you some feedback. I don’t think I could have had better treatment anywhere. Staff, from clinical through to housekeeping, were uniformly pleasant and helpful. I’d like to thank everyone on the nursing and therapy staffs for their cheerful help and support, and hope you’ll pass these comments on to them. I am an attorney, and most of my practice has been with the mentally ill, their families and treaters, and I’ve worked with a couple of dozen different hospitals. But being a patient gives you a different perspective. ‘Simple’ things, like great food that everyone looks forward to, are therapeutic in themselves. Again, please thank the entire staff on my behalf. Sincerely, Thomas F. O.


Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Welcome to Sippican Healthcare Center

Sippican Healthcare Center is a special place where virtually every healthcare need and desire is met, including: quality; comprehensive medical, nursing and rehabilitation care; beautiful facilities; air conditioning and a friendly staff of experts who exhibit the utmost respect and dignity. The atmosphere at Sippican is warm and family like. Sippican is a place that is easy to call “home.”

The professionals at Sippican are dedicated to providing high quality long-term nursing and subacute care. It is our goal to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for each and every one of our residents.

The facility is situated on lovely grounds in Marion, Massachusetts in a setting that has been described by residents as “pleasant and comfortable.” Sippican offers elegant dining, social rooms and finely decorated living accommodations. In addition, the nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.

» Available Services

» Rehabilitation Program

» Intravenous & Central Line Program


Activities

Residents are always busy, if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes, and meet others with similar interests.

Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are many social events, such as ice cream socials and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.

In addition to our activities room, Sippican also has a music room, a library and an entertainment room.

» Admission Criteria

» How to Make a Referral

» Medicare and Insurances Accepted


Religious Services & Support Groups

We recognize that the spiritual needs of our residents are very important. Religious services are held on-site and clergy of different faiths visit regularly.

Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from others who have loved ones in similar situations. Families are invited to actively participate in goal-setting, conferences, teaching programs and counseling sessions. They will work with the same members of the care team throughout a resident’s stay.

Patient support groups are also held regularly. Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences and more.

Directions to Sippican Healthcare Center

From New Bedford/Fall River Area: Route 195 East to Exit 20, Route 105 South, Marion/ Rochester. Approximately 1/4 of a mile bear right onto Mill Street. Continue along Mill Street to a second fork and bear right. Sippican is located on the right side of the street.
From the Boston Area: Route 128 South to Route 24 South (Fall River, New Bedford). Route 24 South, to 495 South, Exit 1 (Route 195) West to Wareham/Marion. Route 195 for 6 miles, take exit 20 to Route 105 South, Marion - Rochester. Approximately 1/4 of a mile bear right onto Mill Street. Continue along Mill Street to a second fork and bear right. Sippican is located on the right side of the street.
From Cape Cod: 495 North to 195 West. 195 West to Exit 20, Marion/ Rochester. At the first fork in the road bear right onto Mill Street. Continue on Mill Street to a second immediate fork and bear right. Sippican Healthcare Center is located on the right.

NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE SIPPICAN HEALTHCARE CENTER

Since May 8, 2020, Sippican Healthcare Center has had 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Sippican has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. 

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Sippican. On July 9, 2020: 

• 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
• 2 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
• 248 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.  
• It has been 51 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Sippican Healthcare Center is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular facemasks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.

Sippican Healthcare Center

15 Mill Street
Marion, MA 02738
Phone: (508) 748-3830
Fax: (508) 748-3834
123-Bed Skilled Nursing Center
Joint Commission Accredited,
Medicare Certified
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