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.
Our Pulmonary Program and Outpatient Stroke Programs are both certified under the Joint Commission Disease Specific certification standards.
…every staff member we passed by on our way out stopped, and offered their well wishes to my mother as we departed. I’m glad we chose Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital for my mother’s rehabilitation portion of her recovery.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital took really good care of my elderly mom during her time there. The case managers, doctors, nurses, therapists, & other staff were super friendly and...
The care he received from the staff was totally superior. All the case workers, nurses, aides, doctors, were all caring and friendly!
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I am writing for Stephen G. who was recently a patient there. The care he received from the staff was totally superior. All the case workers, nurses, aides, doctors, were all caring and friendly! He...
The staff, the doctors (Dr. Lin,) the case managers (Savas,) the whole team is five stars excellent they got my wife up and walking immediately.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Let me start by saying my wife was admitted into the hospital on July 16th 2022 and after a long journey of in and out of the hospital back and forth to Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown she ended up in...
Can’t say enough about my physical therapists, Joyce and Scott who I saw every day. The best. And the food was excellent. Looked forward to every meal
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you have to be in rehab, Whittier is the place to be. Everyone was so nice and so helpful. Can't say enough about my physical therapists, Joyce and Scott who I saw every day. The best. And the food...
I would never go any where except for Whittier. They are great there. They are knowledgeable and respectful.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I have been a frequent flyer there for many different issues and I would never go any where except for Whittier. They are great there. They are knowledgeable and respectful. They are flexible on...
We can’t say enough about the physical therapists and Whittier they made it possible for my husband to walk again.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We can't say enough about the physical therapists and Whittier they made it possible for my husband to walk again. Climb up stairs again and build muscle. After a very bad fall and surgery it's been...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford is run by Administrator Bob Iannaco, Medical Director Dr. Paul Liguori and Director of Nursing Services Heather Grondin.
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 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...
Whittier Health NetworkTraci 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 Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalHeather Grondin, BSN, CCM Director of Nursing Services Heather graduated with her AS in Nursing in 2007. She attended a Nurse Residency Program and specialized in Cardiac and Critical Care. In 2014 she earned...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalLaurie Faust Lemire, OTR/L Director of Rehabilitation Services Specialty: Therapy Ms. Lemire is a board registered and certified Occupational Therapist. She worked as the Pediatric Clinical Specialist/Clinic...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalElizabeth “Liza” Blondeau, MSN, PMHRN-BC, CCM Director of Case Management Liza is a board-certified psychiatric registered nurse and nationally-certified case manager who has been with Whittier since March 2023....
News + Updates
Senior nursing students from St. Thomas and St. Croix gained valuable clinical time in a continuation of the study abroad partnership between Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford and the University of the Virgin Islands.
We were thrilled to welcome another group of UVI students to hone their nursing skills at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford. Ten senior students and two instructors were at Whittier for clinical rotations from October 22nd to November 1st. This group was...
Barbara Kruschwitz, PT at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford, with a Physical Therapist’s advice on developing your regular exercise routine.
When I was young, I ran for exercise. I wasn’t fast, but I had endurance and fantasized about the Boston Marathon. Later, running got difficult. Quarter-mile tracks were boring, and road work on inclines and slopes hurt my knees. I switched to outdoor walking and...
Barbara Kruschwitz, PT at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford, with a Physical Therapist’s advice on expectations and therapy after total knee replacement surgery.
Life is about expectations, and it is especially true for patients who have had total knee replacement surgery.This surgery has evolved, and the results are amazing due to improved surgical techniques and state-of-the-art knee components that replace worn, damaged...
Elizabeth Blondeau, Director of Case Management at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford, with advice for success – for patients and case managers.
We were thrilled when Elizabeth “Liza” Blondeau, MSN, PMHRN-BC, CCM joined Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford in March of 2023. As the Director of Case Management, Liza plays an integral role in the rehabilitation and recovery process and helps patients and...
Pierre Claud had a stroke in February and came to Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital - Bradford’s Transitional Care Unit on March 17th. Originally, he went to another local acute rehab hospital, but left because they weren't a good fit for him, as he was not making the...
Barbara Kruschwitz, PT, DPT at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford, with a Physical Therapist’s advice on climbing stairs safely.
We asked Physical Therapist Barbara Kruschwitz for some advice about climbing stairs. Here's what she had to say. "Patients and residents often tell me how climbing stairs is ‘good exercise.’ The truth is, stairs aren't ‘good exercise.’ For even the fit and healthy,...
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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