Spaulding Rehab moves to new Charlestown facility
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The road to recovery is now ahead for the victims of the bombing.
Ten of them will be receiving treatment at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital which is now in the process of moving to Charlestown.
130 patients in all are being transported to the new state-of-the-art facility in the Charlestown navy yard.
The $225-million facility is replacing the one on the Charles River, used for the past 42 years.
Patients at the hospital who have lost arms and legs know just how difficult things will be for the marathon bombing victims including years of rehabilitation.
Doctors at Spaulding say they are ready to help them recover both physically and emotionally.
“We look at an amputation as a transformative event, but I tell patients that it clearly shapes them as an individual, but it doesn't define them.
So you're defined by what you have, not by what you've lost,” said Dr. David Crandell.
Other amputee patients at Spaulding will also be working with the bombing victims to help in their recovery.