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.
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...
Bradford Rehabilitation Hospital Patient TestimonialThank You! A quick note of thanks to the team at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford: The therapy and nursing staff were just so much help as I had both of my parents in your facility at the same time. Your...
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 HospitalMalcolm J. Murdoch, MD Staff Physician Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dr. Murdoch earned a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude from Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists in Collegedale,...
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...
News + Updates
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...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and KYOS System, Inc. team up to win MaHIMA HIM Team Excellence Award on March 20, 2014
The MaHIMA Team Excellence Award focuses on the team efforts, especially those that cross departmental barriers. With the 2014 Award, the recognition goes to team members not only from different departments but from two separate companies working to achieve important...
Neurology Day Rehabilitation Program accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Certification.
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, the Neurology Day Rehabilitation Program at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Stroke...
Christina Simoes, heroic Haverhill mom who risked her life to save her baby, is improving tremendously with the help of her therapists at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital.
We are so proud to report that Christina Simoes is now able to move both of her legs and recently sat up for the first time since she was hurt. Christina broke her back last Wednesday when she jumped three stories from a burning building to save her little boy after a...
Christina Simoes, Heroic Haverhill mom who jumped from fire to save her baby, continues to improve at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and walks for the first time!
7News was at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital as Christine Simoes got up and moving around with the help of a walker. “To go from hearing ‘you’re never going to walk again and you’ll never be able to do this and do that’ to being able to stand up on my own and walk...
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 VISITATION IS ALLOWED
All COVID negative, COVID recovered, and new admissions with no known or suspected COVID exposure may have prearranged, indoor visitation in the Activity Room. Each visit may last up to 45 minutes. Visitors must enter through the TCU Patio Gate where they will be escorted to the TCU Activity Room to be screened. The TCU patio is located to the left of the Outpatient Physical Therapy entrance, and is enclosed behind an aluminum gate. A staff member will be out to assist with access to the patio. At the conclusion of the visitation, visitors must promptly exit through the double doors leading back out to 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 a visit.
Since May 8, 2020, Bradford Transitional Care Unit has had 38 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 April 21, 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.
- 31 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
- It has been 52 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.