Welcome to Our Hospital
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital is a 110-bed, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives.
A collaboration of UMass Memorial Health Care
, Fairlawn combines the expertise of two highly respected leaders in patient care. Our hospital provides a wide range of physical rehabilitation services
, a vast network of highly skilled, independent private practice physicians and HealthSouth therapists and nurses, and the most innovative equipment and rehabilitation technology
, ensuring that all patients have access to the highest quality care. Designed with our patients’ care in mind, Fairlawn offers semi-private rooms, with two or three beds allowing for patients to share their recovery experiences with one another. Each patient has his or her own bureau, wardrobe closet, and complimentary access to telephone, television and wireless internet capabilities.
In addition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses such as amputation
, neurological disorders
, lymphedema, multi-trauma
and spinal cord injury
, Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital has specialized inpatient programs for stroke
and brain injury
. Other services offered include outpatient treatmen
t, home evaluations
, direct admission from home, emergency wards and physician offices.
This 150,000-square-foot hospital serves patients throughout central Massachusetts and areas beyond, including New Hampshire, Connecticut and Boston. The hospital is located at 189 May Street in Worcester. Click here
for a map and contact information on our location.
Our rehabilitation is covered in full or part by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. The hospital has contracts with most major insurance companies and is willing to negotiate with other companies as needed. Fairlawn accepts admissions seven days a week, including holidays.
In 1987, Fairlawn became the first acute care hospital in the United States to fully convert to a rehabilitation focus.
The Victorian brownstone, the centerpiece of Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, was built in 1893 by James A. Norcross, co-owner of Norcross Brothers Contractors and Builders and one of the most prominent construction companies of the 19th century. The Norcross family lived in the brownstone until the early 1920’s when Worcester’s Scandinavian community purchased the estate and established a small med-surgical hospital dedicated to meeting the needs of area residents. For the next 65 years, Fairlawn became known for providing quality care in a warm, family-like atmosphere.
When the hospital converted its focus to rehabilitation in 1987, its founders committed themselves to maintaining that same family-like atmosphere while providing the best possible patient-centered rehabilitative care. Today, Fairlawn remains as the only acute rehabilitation hospital in central Massachusetts.
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