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, long-term acute care, and transitional care. Choose from our services to find out why we should be your only choice for rehabilitation in the Merrimack Valley!

We are proud to be certified by The Joint Commission for both our Pulmonary and Stroke Programs.

, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Bradford – Haverhill, MA

Whittier offers all levels of post-acute
inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Comprehensive Healthcare Services Since 1982

We are known for exceptional care that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Our interdisciplinary team approach supports excellent outcomes, and we take great pride in our commitment to total patient care, professionalism, and respect, provided throughout the rehabilitation process.


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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.

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, area 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.

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.

, 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 Services Heather Grondin.

Essam Ansari, MD MPH, Director of Pulmonary Program

Essam Ansari, MD MPH, Director of Pulmonary Program

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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James D. Tollman, MD, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

James D. Tollman, MD, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

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...

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Jennifer Brown, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Liaisons

Jennifer Brown, OTR/L, Director of Clinical Liaisons

Whittier Health Network Jennifer Brown, OTR/L Director of Clinical Liaisons Jennifer Brown is a 1995 Graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Occupation Therapy. She was hired at Whittier Rehabilitation, Haverhill, in 1995 as a staff...

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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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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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