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 Pulmonary Program
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.
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
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
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- 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
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
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
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 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...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! The family of Elizabeth (Betty) B. would like to thank you for the abundant kindness, care and concern you provided our dear Mom while she was at Whittier. Your jobs and the services you...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! To the Nursing Staff & Physical Therapists West Wing Whittier I can’t thank each and every one of you enough for your kindness and care with my Mom, Alice S. You became like family to both...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! Dear Ms. Roman, Words cannot express our immense gratitude to your phenomenal staff at Whittier Hospital Westborough. My mother was a patient on the west wing from 10/30 through today 11/7,...
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 Education Specialty: Nursing Meet Our Awesome Team!
Whittier Health Network Westborough Rehabilitation HospitalStacy LeBlanc, OTR/L, MSM Clinical Manager Specialty: Home Health Care Stacy has been an Occupational Therapist for 26 years. She more recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Master’s in Healthcare...
News + Updates
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...
Whittier Continuing Education Programs @ Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough: Talking with Joanne Swiderski
Education has always gone hand-in-hand with the need for clinician contact hours, updated licensure, and nurturing an informed community. At Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough, educational opportunities go above and beyond the norm, and they’re enormously...
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,...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital on Flanders Road is among the first in the nation to offer an award-winning therapy, helping stroke patients walk again
Even if your stroke occurred 10 years ago...you may walk again after Bionic Leg therapy! The Tibion Bionic Leg is a new robotic device physical therapists use to help stroke patients recover their ability to walk. Stroke patients who could walk cautiously only with a...
Audiologist Samina Khan runs Advanced Hearing Solutions in Westborough, offering cutting-edge hearing aids to patients
Hearing aids of today are smaller and stylish. They sound more natural and offer wireless connectivity to cellphone, TV, I-pod, Computer and other electronic devices. They offer better noise suppression and automatic volume control. They also provide ear to ear...
by Sara Mulkeen/Daily News staff GateHouse News Service Two nonprofit organizations with Westborough ties are reaching out to surviving victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, offering a range of resources from medical information to emotional support. Read...
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.
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NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE WHITTIER WESTBOROUGH TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT
CURRENT STATUS: INDOOR VISITATION IS ALLOWED
All COVID negative, COVID recovered, and new admissions with no known or suspected COVID exposure may have prearranged, indoor visitation in the Cinema Room. Each visit may last up to 45 minutes. Visitors must enter through the main entrance to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, visitors must proceed directly to the cinema room for their visitation. At the conclusion of the visitation, visitors must promptly exit through outside path to the parking lot or front entrance if visiting indoors. ALL VISITORS MUST BRING AND WEAR MASKS DURING VISITATION. Please contact Marlo Keith at 508-871-2176 in advance to schedule a visit.
Since May 8, 2020, Westborough Transitional Care Unit has had 9 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 April 21, 2021:
- 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.
- 9 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
- 26 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
- It has been 92 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.