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
From the time I arrived from Milford Hospital and was greeted by the staff at Whittier I was treated like I was important.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My experience at Whittier rehab was amazing. From the time I arrived from Milford Hospital and was greeted by the staff at Whittier I was treated like I was important. The staff that assist a...
Every member of your staff from professional, culinary, housekeeping & greeting have excelled in their united passion of caregiving.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Our Dear Whittier healing angel Workers & Team— We cannot being to express the extent of our sincere appreciation for all that you have done for my husband Peter with his acute & extensive cardio...
I would highly recommend Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital to anyone.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I will be forever grateful to the entire staff of Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital for helping my husband recover after a near-death automobile accident. I found everyone to be accommodating,...
We had a wonderful experience with Whittier Rehab Hospital in Westborough, when my wife needed a couple weeks to start her recovery.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We had a wonderful experience with Whittier Rehab Hospital in Westborough, when my wife needed a couple weeks to start her recovery from multiple fractures. The entire team was wonderfully...
We are forever grateful for your understanding of hospice care and the gift you gave us – your gracious caring ways.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial To all the staff at Whittier 2 East, how can we ever thank you for all you did to care for Mom, Frances during her final days? You took excellent medical care of her needs with great compassion. You also...
Angel, Moses, Vincent and all of the doctors, PT, OT, etc., etc., etc. that got me back on my feet and home to my family and church community are all gifts from God.
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Two years ago today, March 6, 2020 was a day that I will never forget. The team on 2 East helped me more than they will ever know. I can't remember everybody's name at this point, but Angel, Moses,...
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Westborough is run by Administrator Rebecca Roman, Medical Director Dr. John Turchetta, and Director of Nursing Services Edward Olbris.
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!
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 25 years and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and Framingham Union School of Nursing. She...
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...
News + Updates
The Differences Between LTACHs, IRFs, and SNFs
When you are a patient at a hospital following an injury, critical illness, or surgery, you might still require additional monitoring and care upon discharge. Several different types of facilities can assist you. These facilities can give you the extra time,...
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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