Superior amenities at our hospitals

Televisions
Telephones
Free WiFi
Courtyard
Pet friendly
Tours available
Support groups
Nonsmoking
Volunteers

We proudly display our Gold Seal of Approval™

Stroke Rehabilitation

Our stroke rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our brain injury rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Amputee Rehabilitation

Our amputee rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation

Our Parkinson's disease rehabilitation program has earned Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Leadership and staff

Anne Roper
Anne Roper

Chief Executive Officer

Since 2005, Anne has held several key senior management positions with Encompass Health.

Since 2005, Anne has held several key senior management positions with Encompass Health. Prior to assuming her role as Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital’s CEO, she served as the company’s northeast regional vice president and controller, providing budgetary and operational oversight for 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals across six states. A former president of Fairlawn’s board of directors, she was a board member for Encompass Health inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey. Anne earned her BSBA in marketing and her MBA in finance at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Massachusetts Hospital Association.

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Debra Twehous
DEBRA TWEHOUS, M.D.

Medical Director

Prior to her appointment as Fairlawn’s medical director, Dr. Twehous was the hospital’s chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Prior to her appointment as Fairlawn’s medical director, Dr. Twehous was the hospital’s chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation. She also previously served as a medical director at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, the Burbank Rehabilitation Center in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Farnum Rehabilitation Center at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire, and the VA Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Dr. Twehous completed her medical degree and an internship in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California at Irvine. An assistant professor in the department of orthopedics and physical medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Dr. Twehous has also held academic positions at Harvard Medical School in Boston and The University of California at Irvine in Orange, California.

Debra Twehous, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Jamie Cormier
JAMIE CORMIER

Physical Therapy Manager

A licensed physical therapist, Jamie joined Fairlawn in 2012 as a staff physical therapist.

A licensed physical therapist, Jamie joined Fairlawn in 2012 as a staff physical therapist. In 2015, she was appointed physical therapy manager. Prior to joining Fairlawn, Jamie was a physical therapist at the University Medical Center at Brackenridge, a level-one trauma hospital in Austin, TX. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, and is a certified American PT Association clinical instructor. She also holds certification in the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale.

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Nancy Currie
NANCY CURRIE

Director of Case Management

A licensed clinical social worker, Nancy is the former social service manager for Fallon Community Health Plan’s Summit Eldercare in Worcester, Massachusetts.

A licensed clinical social worker, Nancy is the former social service manager for Fallon Community Health Plan’s Summit Eldercare in Worcester, Massachusetts. She also previously worked in administrative and clinical roles at Harrington Hospice in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and Overlook Hospice, Charlton, Massachusetts. A graduate of Clark University, she earned her master’s degree in social work at Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Jordan Eisenstock
JORDAN EISENSTOCK, M.D.

Neuro-rehabilitation Director

A board-certified neurologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Eisenstock is a member of the medical staff at UMass Memorial Medical Center and an assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at UMass Medical School.

A board-certified neurologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Eisenstock is a member of the medical staff at UMass Memorial Medical Center and an assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He also serves as president of Community Neuroscience Services, a multidisciplinary clinical neurosciences practice headquartered in Westborough, MA.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Eisenstock completed his medical degree and a combined residency in neurology and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He also holds an MBA from the Isenberg School of Business / UMass, Amherst.

Nationally, Dr. Eisenstock serves on the board examination committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Chicago. He has also served on the neurology steering committee for the National Quality Forum in Washington, D.C. Locally, Dr. Eisenstock is the medical director of quality improvement for the psychiatry department at UMass and also sits on the board of directors for the UMass Memorial Healthcare Accountable Care Organization, Inc.

Jordan Eisenstock, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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John Flaherty
JOHN FLAHERTY

Controller

Prior to assuming his position at Fairlawn in October of 2004, John served as an audit manager for Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Prior to assuming his position at Fairlawn in October of 2004, John served as an audit manager for Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. in Westborough, Massachusetts. He also previously worked in several financial services positions for UMass Memorial Healthcare, Worcester, Massachusetts. A certified public accountant, John earned his certificate in accounting at Assumption College. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

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Marshall Katzen
MARSHALL KATZEN, M.D.

Director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Dr. Marshall Katzen, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is Fairlawn’s director of orthopedic rehabilitation.

Dr. Marshall Katzen, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is Fairlawn’s director of orthopedic rehabilitation. He also serves on the medical staff of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and as an associate professor in orthopedics at UMass School of Medicine, Worcester.

A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Katzen completed his residency in general surgery at Boston University Hospital and in orthopedic surgery at Pennsylvania State University’s Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Katzen has been practicing in the Worcester area for many years. He specializes in orthopedic reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Katzen has volunteered his services with Orthopedics Overseas, an international charity, in numerous developing nations. He serves on that organization’s Board of Directors. In 2010 he traveled with Forward in Health to provide post-earthquake emergency services in Haiti.

In 2012 the Worcester District Medical Society named Dr. Katzen the Community Clinician of the Year.

Marshall Katzen, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Jennifer C. Jozefiak
JENNIFER C. JOZEFIAK

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Jennifer manages Fairlawn’s quality initiatives, including compliance with regulatory agencies and safety policies; she also manages and evaluates our patient satisfaction data.

Jennifer manages Fairlawn’s quality initiatives, including compliance with regulatory agencies and safety policies; she also manages and evaluates our patient satisfaction data. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan and went on to earn a master’s degree in health administration with a certificate in healthcare systems engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Fairlawn, she served as an improvement advisor for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and as a project manager for the nursing department at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

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Linda Larson
LINDA LARSON

Rehabilitation Manager

A licensed speech-language pathologist and a certified brain injury specialist, Linda has worked at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital since 1988.

A licensed speech-language pathologist and a certified brain injury specialist, Linda has worked at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital since 1988. In addition to treating patients, she serves as the rehabilitation manager for the outpatient department and communication disorders department. Linda earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Massachusetts, where she also completed her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders. She has presented at a number of professional conferences on topics related to stroke and brain injury.

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Linda Lavoie
LINDA LAVOIE

Rehabilitation Manager

An occupational therapist, Linda earned her advanced master’s degree in occupational therapy with a concentration in physical disabilities and technology at State University of New York at Buffalo.

An occupational therapist, Linda earned her advanced master’s degree in occupational therapy with a concentration in physical disabilities and technology at State University of New York at Buffalo, and her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy at Worcester State University. She is a member of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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Rosalie P. Lawless
ROSALIE P. LAWLESS

Director of Human Resources

Prior to joining Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, Rosalie served as the vice president of human resources for the VNA Care Network and Hospice in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, Rosalie served as the vice president of human resources for the VNA Care Network and Hospice, Worcester, Mass. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she earned her master’s degree in business administration and advanced certificate in business studies at Anna Maria College. Rosalie is the chairperson of the MassHire Central Region Workforce.  
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Corey LeBlanc
COREY LEBLANC

Director of Therapy Operations

Joining Fairlawn in 2002, Corey served as a staff physical therapist until he was appointed physical therapy rehabilitation manager in 2010.

Joining Fairlawn in 2002, Corey served as a staff physical therapist until he was appointed physical therapy rehabilitation manager in 2010. In 2015, he assumed his current position as director of therapy operations. He holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Simmons College and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University. Named Fairlawn’s Clinician of the Year in 2008 and Employee of the Year in 2014, Corey is a member of the Physical Therapy Clinical Advisory Board at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences.

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Amelia Monteagudo
AMELIA MONTEAGUDO

Nurse Manager

A highly experienced nurse and nurse manager, Amelia earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.

A highly experienced nurse and nurse manager, Amelia earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital’s staff, she was a nurse manager at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Amelia is a veteran of the United States Army and served in Desert Storm. She is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

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Josiah Moyer
JOSIAH MOYER

Director of Plant Operations

As director of plant operations, Josiah oversees our environmental services departments, including maintenance, food services and housekeeping.

As director of plant operations, Josiah oversees our environmental services departments, including maintenance, food services and housekeeping. He brings more than ten years of facilities management experience to his role, which also involves quality assurance and life safety systems inspections, testing and documentation, as well as TJC compliance in all areas of plant operations. Josiah previously served as plant operations director at Morton Hospital and as assistant facility director for UMass Medical School’s property management office. A 14-year veteran of the United States Navy, he worked as a nuclear machinist and as a facility manager for the Naval Ambulatory Care Center in Newport, RI.

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Florence Oppong
FLORENCE OPPONG

Nurse Manager

A CRRN® (Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse), Florence earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Framingham State University and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

A CRRN® (Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse), Florence earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Framingham State University and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She previously worked Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and as a nurse for the Worcester Public Schools. Florence is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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Valerie Veridiano
VALERIE VERIDIANO, M.D.

Chief of Internal Medicine

Board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Veridiano earned her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.

A board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Veridiano earned her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. She spent many years as a medical staff member at the Fallon Clinic and currently serves as an instructor in Medicine at the UMass Medical School. Dr. Veridiano is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Worcester District Medical Society.

Valerie Veridiano, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

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Fairlawn’s Patient-Family Advisory Council

Listening to those who entrust us with their care is one of the most effective ways to ensure that we serve patients and families to the best of our ability.  Seeing the delivery of care through their eyes and then collaborating with them to improve that care is the goal of Fairlawn’s Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC).

The Council, comprised of several senior management/staff members and four individuals from the community, meets every three months at Fairlawn. Also, through its Ambassador Peer Visiting Program, PFAC members are available to patients and families to share the peer experience of illness, recovery and life after Fairlawn.

In its efforts to facilitate patient and family participation in hospital care, decision-making, and policy/program development, the Council utilizes the Institute for Family Centered Care core concepts of dignity and respect, information and sharing, participation and collaboration.

The PFAC plan, policy and annual report are available publicly via electronic means by completing “Contact Us” email section on this website.

New members welcome:
Fairlawn’s PFAC welcomes new members.  If you are interested in being a part of the Council, please complete the “Contact Us” email section on this website. The Council’s chairperson will respond to your inquiry.

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