Comprehensive healthcare services since 1982
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. Both our Pulmonary and Stroke programs are Joint Commission Certified.
Here at Bradford, 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, within our 35-bed LTACH unit.
Our 25-bed IRF unit is able to manage patients who require a more intense level of rehabilitation, which consists of 3 hours per day, up to 7 days per week.
Both our Pulmonary and Stroke programs are Joint Commission Certified.
Our Inpatient Services
- TBI Program
- Stroke/CVA Program
- Amputation/Prosthetic/Orthotic Fitting
- Pulmonary/Ventilator/Tracheostomy Care
- Advanced Wound Care Management
- Whittier Way
- Whittier Aquatic
- Pain Management
- In-House Hemodialysis
- PCA Pumps
- Heparin Drip
- IV Antibiotics/IV Steroids
- Ostomy Care
- Post-surgical drainage tubes
- Enteral Nutrition
Our Inpatient Programs
- Joint Commission Certified Inpatient Pulmonary Program
- Wound Care Program
- Acute Rehabilitation
- Long Term Acute Rehabilitation
Inpatient Pulmonary Program
Joint Commission Certified
Provide interdisciplinary, individually tailored, comprehensive, and efficient care to patients with chronic pulmonary disease.
Assist patients and families in managing their disease or condition.
Promote active participation in decisions and lifestyle changes for success in self-management regimens.
To continue to be accredited as a center of excellence for pulmonary rehabilitation care.
Choose Whittier outpatient for your one to one therapy, our specialty clinics, and our aquatics program. Whether you are referred to us from your primary care physician, our inpatient rehab hospital, or home health agency, the outpatient center at Whittier can assist you with your therapy or medical needs.
Our Pulmonary and Stroke programs are both Joint Commission Certified.
OUR OUTPATIENT SERVICES
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Neuro Day Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
- Driving Evaluations
Our Outpatient Specialized Clinics
- Wound Clinic
- Memory Clinic
- Prosthetic/Orthotic Clinic
- Seating Clinic
- Podiatry Clinic
Our Outpatient Programs
- Neuro Day Rehabilitation Program
- Joint Commission Certified Outpatient Stroke Program
- Wound Care Program
Outpatient Stroke Program
Joint Commission Certified
Throughout the comprehensive stroke program, Whittier will partner with our community, local healthcare providers, area hospitals, and insurers to provide a high-quality program for stroke survivors to maximize recovery.
To enhance the lives of people who have experienced a stroke through our culture of hope and compassion. We will lead the community in providing superior stroke rehabilitation.
Specialty Care Designed for Medically Complex Patients
Our patients (elderly, disabled or acute cases of any age) 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.
Individualized Care Plans
Specialized Therapist Teams
Day to Day Function Re-Training
Joint Commission Deemed Status
The Joint Commission is a national accrediting organization that has been recognized by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through a process called “deeming,” as having standards and a survey process that meet or exceed Medicare’s requirements.
What does “deemed” status mean?
Deemed status is a prestigious distinction that signifies that the hospital not only meets but exceeds standards set forth by both Joint Commission and CMS.
We are pleased to announce that we recently received recertification from The Joint Commission for our Pulmonary Program and Outpatient Stroke Program. The certification is for another 2 years under the Joint Commission Disease Specific certification standards.
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Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital is amazing and we were so blessed and thankful to have their help in our time of need.
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Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient TestimonialMr. Iannacco, this letter is to express my gratitude and thanks for the care I received at Whittier. As I prepare to depart tomorrow, I am reflecting on my stay which began at the end of June. Your staff in...
…special thanks to the dedicated ❤❤❤ caregivers who fulfilled their mission to care for patients with love and devotion.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial★★★★★ I understand healthcare because it's been my life's endeavor. Whittier's rehabilitation facility was selected because it was geographically located near my daughter's home. My preference would have...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial““I wanted to say thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to make my stay a safe healthy and effective in my transition from the hospital to home. So many of the nurses and cna’s made me smile and...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford is run by Administrator Bob Iannaco, Medical Director Dr. Paul Liguori, and Director of Nursing Jennifer Sprague.
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalBob Iannaco, PT Administrator Specialty: Rehabilitation Bob has been the Administrator of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Bradford since May 1998. Before becoming the Administrator, Bob was the Director of...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalJames D. Tollman, MD, MPH Hospitalist Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, MA Specialty: Internal Medicine Dr. Tollman attended the Tufts University Family Practice Residency program, is a Fellow in...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalEssam Ansari, MD, MPH Director of Pulmonary Program Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, MA Specialty: Pulmonologist Dr. Ansari graduated from medical school with Honors in 1996, after which he started...
Whittier Health Network Traci Aubin, OTR/L Corporate Director of Business Development Specialty: Strategic Analyst for Business Development with Clinical expertise; Community Marketing; Admissions; Patient and Family advocate with a focus on customer service. Traci...
Whittier Health Network Jennifer Brown, OTR/L Director of Clinical Liaisons Jennifer Brown is a 1995 Graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Occupation Therapy. She was hired at Whittier Rehabilitation, Haverhill, in 1995 as a staff...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalDr. Paul Liguori, MD, MRM Medical Director Dr. Liguori earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of NY at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and...
News + Updates
A Dietitian and a Speech-Language Pathologist at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford explain how they work closely together to tailor dietary needs to care for our compromised patients: “It’s a balance between keeping people safe but also piquing their interest in food.”
Speech-Language Pathologist Holly Sylvestre, MS CCC-SLP and Dietitian Ashley Iannaco, RD, LDN met with us recently to talk about their different roles and to explain how they collaborate to meet the nutritional needs of the patients under their care at Whittier...
At Whittier, celebrating milestones is an annual event! Every year, all of our network facilities hold Years of Service celebrations. We gather to honor and recognize our employees and thank them for their contribution and longevity with the Whittier team. Our...
A heartfelt goodbye as Dr. Malcolm Murdoch retires after 25 years at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford.
We had a big send off last week as Dr. Malcolm Murdoch, one of the “pillars of BRN,” retired after 25 years of service at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford. It was bittersweet day at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford when we bid a fond farewell to Dr....
An interview with Laurie Faust Lemire, Director of Rehabilitation Services @ Bradford “We take a truly holistic approach when it comes to caring for a patient”
At Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford, patients work to recover what’s been lost due to a medical/traumatic event, such as functional mobility after a bad break, learning to communicate after a stroke, or gaining endurance to dress and bathe upon being weaned...
A Conversation with Kelley Porazinski, OTR/L Staff @ Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital- “I love knowing I can make a difference on such a higher level.”
As a child, Kelley Porazinski loved medicine but hated needles. “And you can’t be a nurse if you do!” she laughs. “But I wanted to do something in healthcare even then - I just didn’t know what.” Today, Kelley Porazinski has been with the Whittier Health Network for...
A Conversation with Dr. Joan Breen, Director of Neurology Day Rehabilitation Program @ Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford
A graduate of Harvard College and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Joan Breen completed her internship in internal medicine at Brown University with a residency at Miriam Hospital and her neurology residency and fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Tufts-New England...
Directions to Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital
From Route 495 N or S: Exit 106-R125 Ward Hill, Bradford onto Rt. 125 Connector. At the first set of lights turn left into the Ward Hill Business Park EAST, onto “Riverview Street, Ward Hill.” At the stop sign, proceed straight for 0.5 miles to 145 Ward Hill Avenue. Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital is on your left. Directions
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