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 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 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.

Inpatient Care

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
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurological
  • 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
  • SCI
  • Cardiac
  • Pain Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Animal Facilitated Therapy
  • In-House Hemodialysis
  • Telemetry
  • PCA Pumps
  • Paracentesis/Thoracentesis
  • Heparin Drip
  • IV Antibiotics/IV Steroids
  • Ostomy Care
  • Post surgical drainage tubes
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • PICC/Midline/Port-a-cath


Our Inpatient Programs
  • Neuro Day Rehabilitation Program
  • Auditory Program
  • Joint Commission Certified Inpatient Pulmonary Program
  • Wound Care Program
  • Acute Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Acute Rehabilitation

Inpatient Pulmonary Program

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 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.

  • 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
  • Auditory Program
  • Joint Commission Certified Outpatient Stroke Program
  • Wound Care Program

Inpatient Stroke Program – IRF

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.


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

Patient Testimonials

I was at ease with placing my mother at Whittier

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! Dear Ms. Sullivan, From my first meeting with Sarah I was at ease with placing my Mother at Whittier. The entire staff: the nurses, aides, staff on the floor were warm, professional, helpful...

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Our Team

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough is run by Administrator Rebecca Roman, Medical Director Dr. John Turchetta, and Director of Nursing Services Edward Olbris.

Emilia Semenov, MD, Staff Physician

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...

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Prabhasadanam Sadhujan, MD, Staff Physician

Prabhasadanam Sadhujan, MD, Staff Physician

Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalPrabhasadanam Sadhujan, MD Staff Physician Specialty: Internal Medicine Dr. Prabhasadanam's specialty is Internal Medicine/Sleep Medicine.Meet Our Awesome Team!

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Deborah Dennison, RN, Clinical Liaison

Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalDeborah Dennison, RN Clinical Liaison Specialty: Clinical Liaison Deborah has been a Registered Nurse for over 14 years and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and Framingham Union School of Nursing. She...

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Suzanne McDonald, PTA, Clinical Liaison

Suzanne McDonald, PTA, Clinical Liaison

Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalSuzanne McDonald, PTA Clinical Liaison Specialty: Clinical Liaison Suzanne is a graduate of Providence College, where she earned a BA, and Massachusetts Bay College, where she earned an AS. She joined Whittier...

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News + Updates

Whittier Health Network’s Visitation Policy


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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 Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

150 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 870-2222
Fax: (508) 871-2048
Admissions: (800) 442-1717
Outpatient Services: (508) 871-2077
Outpatient Fax: (508) 871-2078
88-Bed Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
Joint Commission Accredited

Directions to Westborough Rehabilitation Hospital

From Route 495 Exit 23B: 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.


Take a Closer Look

We invite you to visit our Healthcare Centers personally. We think you will agree that they are genuinely very special places. Call us today at (508) 870-2222 to arrange your tour of a facility.

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Since May 8, 2020, Westborough Transitional Care Unit has had 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Westborough TCU has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other.

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Westborough TCU. On October 29, 2020:

  • 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment.  We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
  • 2 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
  • 44 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • It has been 16 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Westborough Transitional Care Unit is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular face masks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.

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