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April 4, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Held for Webster-based Physical/Occupational Therapy

Webster, MA, March 29, 2019 –  Harrington held a ribbon cutting on March 26 to officially unveil its new Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) clinic in Webster.

After more than a decade at its outpatient location on Cudworth Road, the healthcare system wanted to improve seamless care for patients and decided to move PT and OT services into its main campus at 340 Thompson Road.

Board members, legislative representatives and other community members got a tour of the 8,200 square-foot facility, which includes 13 private patient treatment areas and a newly-renovated gym. The space formerly housed the Transitional Care Unit (TCU), owned by Athena Health Care System.

At the new Webster PT/OT Ribbon Cutting, from left: Senator Ryan Fattman; Representative Joe McKenna; President and CEO Ed Moore; Karen Bussiere, PT, Rehabilitation Supervisor; Brenda Ebode, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation and Randy Becker, Vice Chair of the Harrington Board.

“Over the past four years we have improved our clinical services, including to expanding on staff certifications and advanced training related to new program development including oncology rehab, sports rehab, lymphedema rehab, and other rehab specialties,” said Director of Rehabilitation Brenda Ebode, DPT. “We continue to grow every year, and we promise to give patients the absolute best, high quality, compassionate care.”

The Webster clinic has 12 therapists who work Monday through Saturday, offering a variety of specialized treatment, including

Senator Ryan Fattman was in attendance, along with Representative Joe McKenna, who spoke about his personal experience receiving post-surgical rehab at the Webster clinic.

“My experience at Harrington’s clinic after shoulder surgery was far better than the care I had received in Boston. Every therapist who worked with me knew me personally and gave me more attention while I was receiving treatment, not to mention that the therapy itself was more thorough and effective. Maybe the best part was that it was local!” McKenna said, citing he previously received pre-op physical therapy in Boston.

Patient appointments in the new space began on April 1.

Harrington therapists have advanced certifications and/or training in sports, orthopedics, manual therapy, hand therapy, Lymphedema, cancer care, vestibular, pelvic floor, and neuromuscular rehab for all ages.

Over the past 12 months, the Webster clinic has seen over 14,800 patient visits. The new space allows for growth in patient visits and therapists.

Harrington has additional outpatient PT/OT clinics in Southbridge and Charlton.