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.
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.
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
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.
Patients who return to home setting
Patients who have titrated their supplemental oxygen usage by discharge
Patients who have improved in their 6 minute walk test from admit to discharge
Patients who feel their goals were met and quality of life improved at discharge
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 INPATIENT 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
Throughout the comprehensive stroke program, Whittier will partner with our community, local healthcare providers, ara 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.
Patients have improved in their 6 minute walk from admit to discharge
Patients have lowered their BP below the AHA target of 140/90 by discharge
Patients working pre-stroke were able to return to work post discharge
Patients driving pre-stroke able to return to driving
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.
…special thanks to the dedicated ❤❤❤ caregivers who fulfilled their mission to care for patients with love and devotion.
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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...
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News + Updates
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...
The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) was established in October 2010 at Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital. Comprised of patients, family members, and staff who collaborate on improving the hospital’s quality of care and accessibility, the council also...
The Covid-19 vaccine is coming to Whittier Health Network in Massachusetts: Everything You Need To Know About The mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine – Dr Paul Liguori
Dr. Paul A. Liguori discusses everything you need to know about the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Please scroll to the bottom of this post to access a PDF of CVS's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Program Overview + Update for Long Term Care Facilities. More info: COVID-19 Vaccine...
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The annual State survey of Whittier Transitional Care Unit in Bradford, MA has been completed and after two days of inspection the survey team deemed the facility deficiency free. All standards required by the State of Massachusetts were met and no deficient practices...
Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital
145 Ward Hill Avenue
Haverhill MA 01835
Phone: (978) 372-8000
Fax: (978) 374-4423
Admissions: (800) 442-1717
Outpatient Services: (978) 469-1425
Outpatient Fax: (978) 372-0404
60-Bed Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
Joint Commission Accredited
Directions to Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital
From Route 495 N or S: Exit 48-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.
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NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE WHITTIER BRADFORD TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT
CURRENT STATUS: INDOOR & OUTDOOR VISITATION IS ALLOWED
All COVID negative, COVID recovered, and new admissions with no known or suspected COVID exposure may have prearranged indoor or outdoor visits. The location of these visits will be determined by the facility, subject to the safety and health of the residents. Each visit may last up to 45 minutes. For indoor visits, visitors must enter through the TCU Patio Gate where they will be escorted to the TCU Activity Room to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, visitors must remain in the Activity Room for their visitation. At the conclusion of the visitation, visitors must promptly exit through the double doors leading back out to the TCU Patio. For outdoor visits, visitors must enter through the TCU Patio to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, all visitors must remain on the TCU Patio. ALL VISITORS MUST BRING AND WEAR MASKS DURING VISITATION. Please contact Joe Cacciatore, Activities Director at (978) 469-1496 in advance to schedule an indoor or outdoor visit.
Since May 8, 2020, Bradford Transitional Care Unit has had 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Bradford TCU 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 Bradford TCU. On June 11, 2021:
- 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.
- 7 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
- 26 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
- It has been 103 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.
Mitigating actions that Bradford Transitional Care Unit 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 face masks, 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.