Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital is an acute rehabilitation hospital that is located in the Merrimack Valley to conveniently serve patients in the greater Boston MA area and throughout New England.
Our team of interdisciplinary professionals provides inpatient + outpatient rehabilitation, transitional care, and home health care services. Pick from the services to find out why we should be your only choice for rehabilitation in Merrimack Valley!
We are proud to be certified by The Joint Commission for both our Pulmonary and Stroke Programs.
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.
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Everyone at Whittier is supportive and positive. I greatly benefited from my stay.
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.
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Thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to make my stay safe healthy and effective.
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...
Well done and can’t thank all of you enough. Glad I got mine at Whittier Rehab!!
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford Patient Testimonial “To the Staff Who Administered the COVID Vaccines: I was very fortunate to receive my 1st COVID-19 vaccine on February 2, 2021 and my 2nd one today and would like to thank the staff for making my experience...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford is run by Administrator Bob Iannaco and Medical Director Dr. Paul Liguori.
Laurie Faust Lemire, OTR/L Director of Rehabilitation Services
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...
Dr. Joan C. Breen, MD, Director of Day Rehabilitation Program, Neurology
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,...
Kim Peters, RN, CWS, Certified Wound Specialist, Nursing
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...
Adam J. Laferriere, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Internal Medicine
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...
Cynthia Vaughn, MCE, Medical Care Evaluator
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....
Deb Deblois, RT, Clinical Liaison
Whittier Health Network Bradford Rehabilitation HospitalDeb Deblois, RT Clinical Liaison Specialty: Clinical Liaison Deb Deblois graduated from NECCO in 1979 with a degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked at Hale Hospital in the Respiratory Department and in the...
News + Updates
Three Whittier Health Network facilities have been rated among Best in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report
Masconomet Healthcare Center, Port Healthcare Center, and Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit have all been recognized as Best Nursing Homes for short-term rehabilitation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in...
A talk with Traci Aubin, OTR/L, Corporate Director of Business Development for Whittier Health Network, on building and cultivating partnerships in healthcare.
Traci Aubin is the Corporate Director of Business Development for all 16 Whittier Health Network facilities and services. She brings her passion for treating patients like family to all levels of post-acute care: LTAC, IRF, TCU, SNF, Outpatient, and Home Care. What is...
Barbara Kruschwitz, PT, DPT at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford with a Physical Therapist’s advice on “Is a wheeled walker best for me?”
Barbara says: Yes it is! Wheeled walkers and grocery carts help improve both lung tidal volume AND youthful appearance! Many patients are eager to progress from using a wheeled walker to using a straight cane. It’s a sound idea. A cane is less cumbersome and it lets...
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...
The Differences Between LTACHs, IRFs, and SNFs
When you are a patient at a hospital following an injury, critical illness, or surgery, you might still require additional monitoring and care upon discharge. Several different types of facilities can assist you. These facilities can give you the extra time,...
Celebrating our employees and their years of service at Whittier Health Network!
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...
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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