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, 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


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

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.

  • 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
    • Aphasia
    • Dysphagia
    • 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

Patient Testimonials

You all made this difficult time for us easier to bear

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! Just a short note to thank everyone on staff at 2 West for the wonderful care that you took of my husband Michael; also for the kindnesses that were shown to me and my family. You all made...

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Each and every one of the therapists should be commended!

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough Patient Testimonial Thank You! Dear Mr. Arcidi: I am writing to praise the staff members at Whittier Rehab in Westborough, Massachusetts. My mother was admitted to that facility and stayed there for 5 weeks. I can’t even...

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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 25 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

Groups offer resources for Boston Marathon bombing victims

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...

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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

Take a Closer Look

We invite you to visit Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough to see our facility and services. Call us today at (508) 870-2222 to arrange your personal tour.  Check out our facebook page too!

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