Welcome to Our Hospital

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 and HealthSouth, 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 amputationburns, cardiac, neurological disorders,  orthopedic, lymphedema, multi-trauma and spinal cord injury, Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital has specialized inpatient programs for stroke and brain injury. Other services offered include outpatient treatment, 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.   

Historical Note
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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The Joint Certification

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety, our hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Employee Spotlight

Corey LeBlanc
Another reason that I find my work at Fairlawn rewarding is the hospital’s clinical ladder program, which allows me to expand my areas of expertise and further challenge myself within my chosen field.
Corey LeBlanc, Rehabilitation Manager

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