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
My mother is back to living independently and we absolutely have Erin to thank for that. I have only positive things to say about our experience at Whittier and with Erin.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Good morningMy mom, Grace T., was a patient at Whittier following a fall/hip fracture in late July. She was first an inpatient post op and received excellent care. After a short try of at-home PT,...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Dear Staff - Nurses, Therapists, BCA’s, and Kitchen: I was a patient at Whittier from August 31 to November 16. I could not have had better care! Everyone was very professional and kind. I was in...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Dear Ms. Roman, our brief note here cannot begin to express how grateful we are for Merle’s care at Whittier. Every aide, receptionist, nurse and doctor contributed to Merle’s recovery with a sense of...
The level of care I got at your facility was ten times better than the care I got from the place I transferred from.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial June 8, 2021 - I am sending this letter to let you know that I was a patient at your facility from April 29th until May 7th. While I was there I got great care from everyone, especially from the...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! To all the personnel at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital On June 2, 2020, I entered a facility I had visited many times, but never knew what went on behind the scenes. It didn’t take very long...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! Cheryl & Susan, I wanted to say thank you again for the care given to my mom. If it wasn’t for you both intervening mom probably wouldn’t have gone to the hospital when she did! Funny,...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough is run by Administrator Rebecca Roman, Medical Director Dr. John Turchetta, and Director of Nursing Services Edward Olbris.
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...
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...
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....
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalEdward Olbris, MS, CRRN, PCCN Director of Nursing Services Specialty: Nursing & Rehabilitation Meet Our Awesome Team!
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalGabrielle Dupre, BSN, RN, WCCRN Director of Nursing, Westborough TCU Specialty: Nursing Meet Our Awesome Team!
Whittier Health Network Traci Aubin, OTR/L Corporate Director of Business Development Specialty: Strategic Analyst for Business Development with Clinical expertise; Community Marketing; Admissions; Patient and Family advocate with a focus on customer service. Traci...
News + Updates
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, 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 these...
An interview with NaDarron Fort, Nurse Practitioner at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough: “Always treat your patients as you would want to be treated. It’s just as easy as that.”
Our clinician spotlight at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough is NaDarron Fort, NP, a licensed Nurse Practitioner who has been working under the guidance of Dr. Deborah Markowitz of Pulmonary Associates of Metro West. For over 5 years now, NaDarron has been...
The Whittier Way: Michael Griffin, MSPT, discusses the different approach to Physical Therapy at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough’s Outpatient Clinic
Michael Griffin is a Physical Therapist specializing in helping patients reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, and increase movement and overall function. Michael is going on 7 years of service at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Westborough's...
Paul Renfrew’s recovery at Whittier-Westborough Outpatient Center: “…an enjoyable, pleasant and forward thinking physical experience.”
Perseverance, by definition, is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition. Paul Renfrew is perseverance personified. As a retired physical education teacher and coach for fifty years, Paul has always taken great joy...
An Interview with Leah Carlin, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough: “We spend a lot of time getting to know the patients here.”
“Westborough is not a traditional hospital setting; there’s a really different vibe here. If you have to go to rehabilitation, this is the place to be.” -Leah Carlin, Director of Rehabilitation Services @ Whittier Health Network’s Whittier Rehabilitation...
The Whittier Way: An Interview with Terry Petruska, Chief Clinical Dietitian at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough
“Our whole role as Dietitians is in getting our patients home and setting them up to succeed.” Meet Terry Petruska, Chief Clinical Dietitian at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough. After 40 years as a Clinical Dietitian, Terry still loves what she does and...
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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