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Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge
At Spaulding Cambridge, our entire staff is committed to healing “the entire you.” That means making sure that you and your family are included in the rehabilitation process from day one. It also means listening to your concerns and questions and doing everything we can to make your recovery and rehab a complete success. Because making you feel better makes us feel really good.
Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge and the Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Our clinical capabilities include:
- A unique combination of complex medical and rehabilitative care
- Comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Physicians on-site 24/7
- Consulting physicians from Partners HealthCare acute hospitals
- Peritoneal and hemodialysis
- Pain management
- Complex wound care
- Total parenteral nutrition
Learn more about our Management and our History, and read Frequently Asked Questions about our hospital.
Management of Spaulding Cambridge
President of the Skilled Nursing Division
Maureen Bank is the President of the Skill Nursing Division of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. She has an extensive and varied background in nursing and healthcare leadership throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and New Hampshire.
Ms. Banks has held senior administrative positions in academic medical center, home care and community hospitals. She has consistently held facility appointments in both graduate and undergraduate programs.
Ms. Banks has been active throughout her career in professional organizations. At the state level she has served in several capacities for the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives, including President.
Ms. Banks also held many varied positions as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society over a 25-year period. Currently, she is a board member of ACCESO, a humanitarian organization building bridges between the people of Cuba and the United States.
Ms. Banks received her MBA and advanced certificate in health administration from New Hampshire College. Her undergraduate degree is from Boston College and she holds a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. As a nurse, Ms. Banks’ clinical focus has been oncology and hospice care. She is a diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executive and certified in advanced nursing administration from ANCC.
Dr. Schwartz has been the Chief Medical Officer at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge since 2008. He has worked in post-acute care for the past 13 years, holding extensive experience in outpatient, emergency and critical care.
Throughout his career, he has led numerous symposia and given multiple lectures on varied topics from medical education, physician-patient relationship to nephrology management for primary care doctors as well as intensivists. His received outstanding teacher awards as a resident and teaching undergraduate chemistry.
Dr. Schwartz received his BA in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University. His medical degree is from Temple University and he completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Boston Medical Center.
Vice President of Operations, Director of Nursing
Ms. Fucile is an RN with over 30 years experience in the rehabilitation nursing field. She has held nursing leadership positions in independent rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and long term acute care hospital. She also was the Chief Nursing Officer for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network for the past 4 years prior to accepting this new role at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge.
Ms. Fucile received her BSN and MSN from Salem State College. She graduated from the MGH IHP with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Executive in May 2012. She has been certified in Rehabilitation Nursing for over 25 years and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Association of Nurse Executives and the Association of Rehabilitation Nursing.
Ms. Fucile is also currently holding positions on the Lynn Council of Elder Services and Organization of Nurse Leaders Boards representing the post-acute healthcare services.
History of Spaulding Cambridge
1895 – The Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (Grey Nuns), the site of the current Spaulding Cambridge.
1970 -- Holy Ghost Hospital for Incurables changed its name to Youville Hospital, in memory of their founder, Marguerite D’Youville. St. Marguerite D’Youville was the first Canadian-born saint canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1990. Youville operated as a member of Covenant Health Systems.
2001 – Youville Hospital formed a joint-venture with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, forming a partnership to provide quality patient care.
2009 – Spaulding purchased Youville and continues operations without interruption. The hospital’s name is officially changed to Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I get admitted?
A: Admissions to Spaulding inpatient programs are completed by a physician referral or by pre-admission through a Spaulding representative at an acute-care facility. Admission criteria are determined by each program. Patient referrals may be made by calling 1-888-774-0055.
Q. What should I expect when I arrive?
A: A member of our care team will help you get you settled at Spaulding. Your Spaulding physician and nurse will meet with you within the first 24 hours of your stay. You will meet your other team members either that day or the next.
Q. What rehabilitation services does Spaulding offer?
A: The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network offers major rehabilitation programs including amputee and vascular disease rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, burn rehabilitation, pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation, disorder of consciousness rehabilitation for those with severe brain injuries, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and stroke/neurology rehabilitation. We offer specialized programs in ventilator weaning, oncology, pulmonary, cardiac care, neurology/stroke, post-organ transplant, post-surgical and orthopedics. Our clinical capabilities include a unique combination of complex medical and rehabilitative care, with comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy. We provide management of chemotherapy, peritoneal and hemodialysis, pain management and complex wound care.
Q. How much therapy will I receive?
A: Your treatment team determines the amount of therapy you will receive. The frequency of your therapy may vary. We encourage family members to take part in your therapy, as they can provide support and motivation and can learn skills to help you. Family/care team conferences are scheduled regularly to discuss or reassess your treatment program.
Q. What are the accommodations like?
A: Most patients have a semi-private room equipped with a television and a telephone, each with its own fully accessible bathroom, including shower. You are welcome to bring your laptop computer. We provide free wireless Internet service.
Q. What are the meals like?
A: We offer special menu plans that provide tasty, nutritionally balanced meals appropriate for your medical condition. You may choose what you’d like to eat each day.
Q. Can I get a tour of Spaulding’s facilities?
A: Tours of Spaulding facilities are available and may be arranged by calling 1-888-774-0055.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Click here for our handy “What to Bring” checklist.
Q. How long will I stay?
A: Your length of stay will depend on your individual treatment plan and progress in reaching your goals. Your recovery does not stop when you leave Spaulding. We will work with you to arrange ongoing care through home care or outpatient therapy upon your discharge.
Q: Who will coordinate my care?
A: While you are with Spaulding, your care is coordinated by physicians and nursing staff, who may access other medical specialists, diagnostics and treatments as needed. Rehabilitation therapies are customized to meet the unique needs of each person. The rehabilitation team can include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, discharge planners and other specialists.
Q. How can I pay for my care?
A: Insurance or managed care programs generally cover rehabilitation services prescribed by a physician. Discuss coverage with your insurance representative prior to treatment. During your stay at Spaulding, a Case Manager will keep you informed about your insurance coverage.
Q. What if I need help when I go home?
A: Many patients require assistance to make the transition from Spaulding to home. Your patient care coordinator will work with you to identify your home care needs and will make appropriate referrals to arrange the services you need.
About Spaulding Programs:
Q. What is Spaulding’s philosophy of care?
A: Our interdisciplinary team approach supports the optimum recovery of the individual by involving the patient and family in all phases of the treatment process. Since the goal of the facility is to assist all patients in returning to the most independent living environment as quickly as possible, our dedicated staff helps patients reach their recovery goals successfully through an outcome-orientated approach to care. We do this by assembling a team of case managers, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and therapists who meet weekly to review and revise treatment plans. We encourage family members to attend these meetings to promote dialogue and stay updated.
Q: How does Spaulding’s research help patients?
A: Research is an integral component of Spaulding's work. Our faculty members maintain a vigorous research agenda at the hospital, and collaborate with colleagues at other teaching hospitals and universities. Our research focuses on improving areas of rehabilitation treatment and care, such as improving neurological or musculoskeletal functions, understanding the effects of physical activity or inactivity and exercise, evaluating the efficacy and delivery of new treatments, and applied research on new technologies. Spaulding research is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical principles and regard for the protection of our study volunteers. We adhere to all federal regulatory policies on research with human subjects.
Q. What is medically complex care?
A: Medically complex care is a unique system of care that facilitates recovery from illness or injury. It is designed for patients with diverse medical conditions, such as post-surgical complications, multi-system failure, altered wound healing and metabolic imbalance. Learn more about our Complex Medical Care.
Q: What are the offerings of Spaulding’s integrative medicine program?
A: Integrative medicine is also known as complementary and alternative medicine. Building on a 30-year history of interdisciplinary inpatient treatment of chronic pain, integrative medicine approaches at Spaulding have steadily spread to other inpatient and outpatient settings in recent years. Spaulding offers integrative therapies, including acupuncture, Reiki, yoga, martial arts, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback and more, to both inpatients and outpatients.
Q. What should I know about the Spaulding Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems?
A: Spaulding has continued to work with the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) as a longitudinal follow-up center by virtue of a contract with the TBIMS National Data and Statistical Center at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, which is in turn funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education. The grant supports the participation of Spaulding in a nationwide database collecting a broad variety of data from TBI patients to build a better understanding of the dynamics of this condition.
Q. What should I know about the Spaulding Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems?
A: Spaulding’s Spinal Cord Injury Program works as a Spinal Cord Injury Model System site by virtue of a contract with the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). NIDRR awards SCI Model Systems grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care. Each site provides the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and community reentry. This funding will allow Spaulding clinicians and researchers to improve both regional and national understanding of SCI treatment models. Spaulding contributes to the national SCI Model Systems Database for a better understanding of long-term health outcomes.
Q. What are the advantages of Spaulding’s ventilator weaning program?
A: Spaulding’s Ventilator Weaning Rehabilitation program offers comprehensive and expert services for patients requiring ventilator care and who are in the process of being weaned. The program provides patients with a spectrum of on-site services along with regular pulmonary and intensivist consultation. Individual care plans are made to meet specific patient and family needs.