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.
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 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, 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.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient TestimonialThank You! Dear Scarlet, I want to personally thank you for being so kind and taking care of me during my recent stay at Whittier. You made everything brighter and I was always so happy when you would walk...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient TestimonialThank You! As the result of a minor auto accident, and some related illnesses, I was referred to the Whittier Rehabilitation Center. The quality of care that I received from the caring and highly trained...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient TestimonialThank You! I can’t not say enough regarding my stay at Whittier. I was in room 210A. Your employees are the best: Joyce, Agnes, Charity, Grace, Jennifer, Sue, Kim and Lisa, just to name a few. My doctor was...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient TestimonialThank You! Thank you for all your help. Without coming to your location in Bradford, I don't know what would of happened. For 6 weeks I saw you for the foot pain. I still have some pain from time to time but...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient TestimonialThank You! Dear Mr. Iannaco: I have just returned home from Whittier after a three month stay recovering from knee replacement surgery and a subsequent heart attack. Before any more time goes by, I wanted to...
Bradford Rehabilitation Whittier Health Network Patient TestimonialThank You! Dear Mr. Iannaco; Today, it was confirmed that our mom, Samia Betros, will be transferred on Monday, June 8th, from Whittier Rehab to another facility. We would be remiss if we didn't take...
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 HospitalJennifer R. Sprague, MSN, RN Director of Nursing and Clinical Services Jennifer has held this position since 2006, after serving as a Unit Manager the two years prior. Before assuming her current role, she worked...
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 HospitalDr. Joan C. Breen, MD Director of Neurology Day Rehabilitation Program Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital, Haverhill, MA Specialty: Neurology Dr. Breen graduated Cum Laude in Biology, Harvard College, Cambridge,...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalKim Peters, RN, CWS, Certified Wound Specialist Nursing Specialty: Wound Care Specialist Kim Peters on healing patients at The Whittier Wound Center at Bradford: “Whittier is an amazing place to practice wound...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalAdam J. Laferriere, PA-C Physician Assistant Specialty: Internal Medicine Mr. Laferriere earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and an M.S. Physician Assistant Degree from DeSales...
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalCynthia Vaughn, MCE Medical Care Evaluator Cynthia Vaughn has a degree in Biochemistry from Regis College in Boston. She moved on to earn a graduate degree in Radiological Sciences from UMass Lowell in 1997....
News + Updates
When you are a patient at a hospital, following an injury or critical illness, and upon discharge, you still require some additional help and care. There are several different types of facilities that can assist you. These facilities can give you the extra time,...
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...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford is Awarded Certification in Pulmonary Rehabilitation by the Joint Commission.
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, with NO deficiencies that...
On Saturday September 14th 2013, 147 participants walked and ran their way to raising $5700 for cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The Run/Walk was started by Collean Combs, MS CCC-SLP, Clinical Manager, Speech Pathology Department at Whittier...
On November 21, The Whittier Health Network Charitable Foundation and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. hosted a wine tasting at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Bradford. The turnout was great - we had about 100 attendees and we raised about $5000....
Whittier’s Dr. Joan Breen and Nurse Practitioner Jeanne Andrusin were honored to present their Abstract on Day Rehab Outcomes at the 2014 International Stroke Conference in San Diego.
Joan Breen, MD, Director of the Neurology Day Program at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Bradford, and Jeanne Andrusin, MSN-RN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Coordinator of the Neurology Day Program, presented their abstract last week at the 2014...
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
This form is not for medical questions.
If at any time you have urgent medical questions, please contact your primary physician, call 911 or go to your local emergency room. We cannot diagnose or treat by e-mail. Providing personal health information through this web site is not secure over the Internet so please do not share personal information. If you wish to receive care from our team, please contact your primary care physician for a referral.