Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital is an acute rehabilitation hospital that is centrally located in the Worcester area to conveniently serve patients throughout New England.
Our team of interdisciplinary professionals provides inpatient + outpatient rehabilitation, transitional care, and home health care services. Pick from our services to find out why we should be your only choice for rehabilitation in Central 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.
Here at Westborough, our 40-bed LTACH unit provides a hospital level of care that includes complex medical treatments and procedures for patients who are acutely ill and require a longer length of stay.
Our 25-bed IRF unit is able to manage patients who require a hospital level of care and a more intense level of rehabilitation, which consists of 3 hours of combined therapy per day, up to 7 days per week.
Our Inpatient Services
- TBI Program
- Stroke/CVA Program
- Amputation/Prosthetic/Orthotic Fitting
- AlterG Bionic Leg
- Pulmonary Education, Ventilator Management and Weaning, Tracheostomy Care and Weaning*
- CPAP and BIPAP Management*A Respiratory Therapist is on-site 24 hours per day
- Advanced Wound Care Management
- Whittier Way
- Whittier Aquatic
- Pain Management
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Animal Facilitated Therapy
- In-House Hemodialysis
- PCA Pumps
- Heparin Drip
- IV Antibiotics/IV Steroids
- Ostomy Care
- Post surgical drainage tubes
- Enteral Nutrition
Inpatient Stroke Program – IRF
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.
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
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 OUTPATIENT SERVICES
- Aquatic Therapy
- Audiology Services
- Botox Spasticity Injections
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies
- Neuropsychology Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Physical Therapy
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Stroke Rehabilitation Program
- X-ray/Radiology Services
Conditions Commonly Treated
- Back Pain
- Cardiac Event Recovery
- Neurological Conditions
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Stroke Recovery
- Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cognitive Impairments
- Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Injuries
- Overuse Injuries
- Surgical Recovery
Specialized Outpatient Clinics
- Back/Spine Clinic
- LSVT Big and Loud Parkinson’s Program
- Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic
- Seating and Positioning Clinic
Our Outpatient Programs
- Neuro Day Rehabilitation Program
- Auditory Program
- Joint Commission Certified Outpatient Stroke Program
- Wound Care Program
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
Thanks to the team here, my father is returning home even better than his baseline! Thank you Whittier!!!
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I cannot say enough good things about Whittier!! My father is finishing up his stay this week. After experiencing several awful facilities in CT with my mother, I was EXTREMELY pleased with this...
…being transferred to Whittier Westborough was like going to heaven! I cannot say enough good things about my 9 days rehab at Whittier.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After 4 challenging days in a different hospital, being transferred to Whittier Westborough was like going to heaven! I cannot say enough good things about my 9 days rehab at Whittier. The entire...
To all of the Therapists, Nurses, PCA’s, Physicians and all other Caretakers. there will never be enough words or ways to thank you for all you’ve done for me.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial There will never be enough words or ways to thank you for all you’ve done for me. I reluctantly entered the facility thinking I didn’t need to be here, when in reality I have learned how to be an...
Whittier Rehab is a professional PT rehab facility from intake to discharge. I’ve been to many PT programs around Westborough and I find them one of the best.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Whittier Rehab is a professional PT rehab facility from intake to discharge. Their front desk personnel schedule you quickly, call for waiting list placements and to move your schedule around if...
My experience starting with the check in was great, the very pleasant young lady that took all my info was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My experience starting with the check in was great, the very pleasant young lady that took all my info was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Daniel Lococo NP explained the results of my knee...
I am pleased to share the great experience I had with Dr. Nairus and his staff. I recently had my second knee replacement with Dr. Nairus. I can’t even imagine what my life would be like…
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am pleased to share the great experience I had with Dr. Nairus and his staff. I recently had my second knee replacement with Dr. Nairus. I can't even imagine what my life would be like if it had...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough is run by Administrator Rebecca Roman, Medical Director Dr. John Turchetta, and Director of Nursing Services Edward Olbris.
Rebecca Roman, MSPT, Administrator
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalRebecca Roman, MSPT Administrator Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Rebecca Roman is a graduate of Boston University's graduate program. She has over 15 years of experience and has been with...
John V. Turchetta, MD, Medical Director
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalJohn V. Turchetta, MD Medical Director Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dr. Turchetta's specialty is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from Boston College and received his...
Leah Carlin, OTR/L, Director of Rehabilitation Services
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalLeah Carlin, OTR/L Director of Rehabilitation Services Specialty: Rehabilitation Ms. Carlin has been a Board registered and certified Occupational Therapist since 2006 and has been with Whittier since 2012....
Edward Olbris, MS, CRRN, PCCN, Director of Nursing Services
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalEdward Olbris, MS, CRRN, PCCN Director of Nursing Services Specialty: Nursing & Rehabilitation Meet Our Awesome Team!
Gabrielle Dupre, BSN, RN, WCCRN, Director of Nursing, Westborough TCU
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalGabrielle Dupre, BSN, RN, WCCRN Director of Nursing, Westborough TCU Specialty: Nursing Meet Our Awesome Team!
Emilia Semenov, MD, Staff Physician
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalEmilia Semenov, MD Staff Physician Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Neurology Dr. Semenov's specialty is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Neurology. She received a Doctor of Medicine...
News + Updates
Corporate Recruiter Tyler Soucy on building his skills and career path at Whittier Health Network.
Tyler Soucy is only 25 years old, but he’s already been a part of the Whittier Health Network for eight years! Originally from Rowley, Massachusetts, his career started in high school when he enrolled in Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Healthcare...
John Evans on his road to recovery at Whittier Westborough: “They believed in me. It was their belief in me that gave me the confidence to believe in myself.”
When John Evans was first evaluated by his therapist, he was asked the usual questions. One of which was, "What are your goals?" There was no hesitation in his reply, “I want to walk out of this hospital.” This goal would be a lofty one for John, and that was a fact...
Clinical Wound Specialist Maura Bucher is a valuable resource for Whittier’s wound patients.
The ABWM (American Board of Wound Management) Foundation has named June as Wound Healing Awareness Month (WHAM). This month is meant to recognize the challenges experienced by individuals whose lives are affected daily by chronic wounds and to bring awareness to the...
Jess Villnave, RN, on the rewards of being a valued member of the LTAC patient care team at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough.
Jess Villnave has been a nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough for nearly 14 years, starting as a graduate nurse out of college. Jess works in the Long Term Acute Care unit (LTAC), where she cares for medically complex patients. "There is such a...
For Amber Abderrazzaq, RN, working at Whittier is full of opportunities and professional growth.
Amber Abderrazzaq will be the first to admit that she did not know what to expect when she applied and interviewed at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough. Two years later, she is thrilled with her decision. "After learning about the LTAC unit and the acuity...
Whittier’s Director of Psychology and Neuropsychology, Michael Sefton, Ph.D., offers advice on winter sports and traumatic brain injury.
Michael Sefton, Ph.D., Director of Psychology and Neuropsychology at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough, has treated a lot of winter sports traumatic brain injuries during his career. Here he shares some thoughts on the causes, treatments, and prevention of...
Directions to Westborough Rehabilitation Hospital
From Route 495 Exit 59B: Exit Route 9 West to Computer/Research Drive. Turn left onto Computer Drive and follow straight through the lights, drive 1.5 miles past the Residence Inn.*
From Route 9 Worcester: After Route 30 exit right onto Computer/Research Drive, and turn right off the ramp. Drive to the lights and turn left onto New Flanders Road, drive 1.5 miles past the Residence Inn. The road becomes Flanders Road after Westborough Office Park. Follow Flanders Road to the hospital on the left just before the Route 495 overpass. Directions
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