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 throughout New England.

Our team of interdisciplinary rehabilitation professionals provides inpatient, outpatient, pharmacist, and home health services. Pick from the services to find out why we should be your only choice for rehabilitation in Merrimack Valley.

, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford – Haverhill, MA
, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford – Haverhill, MA

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.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

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
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • Pulmonary/Ventilator/Tracheostomy Care
  • Advanced Wound Care Management
  • Whittier Way
  • Whittier Aquatic
  • SCI
  • Cardiac
  • Pain Management
  • In-House Hemodialysis
  • Telemetry
  • PCA Pumps
  • Heparin Drip
  • IV Antibiotics/IV Steroids
  • Ostomy Care
  • Post-surgical drainage tubes
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • PICC/Midline/Port-a-cath
Our Inpatient Programs
  • Joint Commission Certified Inpatient Pulmonary Program
  • Wound Care Program
  • Acute Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Acute Rehabilitation

Inpatient Pulmonary Program

Joint Commission Certified

Our Mission:

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.

Our Vision:

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

Outpatient Rehabilitation

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.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • 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

Our Mission:

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.

Our Vision:

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 – Haverhill, MA

Patient Testimonials

Our Team

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford is run by Administrator Bob Iannaco, Medical Director Dr. Paul Liguori, and Director of Nursing Jennifer Sprague.

Kim Peters, RN, CWS, Certified Wound Specialist, Nursing

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...

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Cynthia Vaughn, MCE, Medical Care Evaluator

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....

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News + Updates

The Differences Between LTACHs, IRFs, and SNFs

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,...

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Whittier’s 4th Annual Dodo 5k Run/Walk a big success!!!

Whittier’s 4th Annual Dodo 5k Run/Walk a big success!!!

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...

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Charity Fundraiser Wine Tasting a Big Success!

Charity Fundraiser Wine Tasting a Big Success!

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....

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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


Take a Closer Look

We invite you to visit Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford to see our facility and services. Give us a call today at (978) 372-8000 to arrange your personal tour. Visit our facebook page too!

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