Health Services at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Medical Acute Care Unit (MACU) in Boston

The MACU provides extended medical and rehabilitative care for patients with complex medical conditions or multiple acute or chronic illnesses. Watch our videos.


  • Medical management
  • Nursing care
  • Palliative care
  • Physical, occupational and speech/language therapy
  • Ventilator support and weaning
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Wound management
  • Hemodialysis
  • IV therapy
  • Patient/family education
  • Interpreter services
  • Case management
  • Discharge planning
  • Social services
  • Religious services
  • Specialty Programs:

    Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - for common conditions, including multiple fractures, joint replacements, hip fracture with complications, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease.

    Neurological Rehabilitation - treating multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

    Stroke/Cerebrovascular Rehabilitation -  treating stroke/cerebrovascular accident, post-aneurysm repair, and arterio-venous malformation repair.

    Complex Pulmonary Disease and Ventilator Program - for common respiratory illnesses, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, asthma, interstitial lung disease, and sleep apnea.

    Insurance Accepted:  
    Most major insurances, including:

    Tufts Health Plan
    Harvard Pilgrim Health
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Private Pay
    Commonwealth Care Alliance

  • MACU Scope of Services
  • MACU Patient Outcomes
  • How it Works
  • Patient and Family Guide
  • Referral Reference Sheet
  • Portable Health Profile
  • Virtual Tour

    Admission / Referral

    To refer patients to the MACU or call 877-822-4722.

    Our clinical liaison will conduct an onsite clinical evaluation of every patient referred to the MACU.  If the referral is appropriate for admission, the liaison will work with the HRC admission office to coordinate the admission to the unit. 

    The Clinical Director position for the MACU is funded in perpetuity as a legacy of the Jewish Memorial Hospital (JMH) Fund, carrying forward JMH’s charitable mission and values to treat and care for persons suffering from chronic diseases, regardless of race, color and creed.


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