Our History

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Salter HealthCare has been family owned and operated since 1956, and that means every single resident becomes part of our family.

Who should you trust to bring you back to health? This is a often a difficult decision and many do not even know they have a choice. So we wanted to make it easier for you.

With three post acute, rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Winchester and Woburn, MA, Salter HealthCare has remained at the cutting edge of health care services for rehabilitation, post acute, short-term, and long-term patients. This combined with the caliber and extensive training of our dedicated, professional staff exemplifies our total commitment to excellence.

1956

Gershon Salter purchased the Woburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 30-bed rest home in Woburn, MA.

1956
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1960's

Mr. Salter expanded that center and more than tripled the facility's number of available beds.

1960's
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1976

Mr. Salter purchased the Winchester center from the Winchester Hospital.

1976
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1979

Mr. Salter built the Aberjona center across the street from the Winchester location.

1979
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1980

Mr. Salter's two sons, Robert and Richard, joined their father in running the family business, and succeeded in meeting the challenges presented by health care reform and changing medical needs with innovation and dedication.

1980
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1992

Woburn Nursing Center adds large new addition.

1992
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1996

Sadly, on November 11, 1996, Gershon Salter passed away after a lifetime of dedication to serving the health care needs of others. The traditions of excellence and commitment to the community he worked so hard to establish now live on in the administration and staff of Salter HealthCare's three rehabilitation and nursing centers.

1996
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2006

Salter HealthCare celebrates 50 years!

2006
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2013

Winchester complete remodeling of their Sub Acute unit.

2013
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2014

The Salters augmented the groundbreaking health care programs offered at their Aberjona center by introducing an expanded rehabilitation therapy program and the Transitions Program, designed for patients who are waiting to be discharged from the Center but are not quite ready to live on their own.

2014
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2015

Woburn remodels and creates MAIN STREET with a new State of the art GYM.

2015
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2016

Salter Healthcare celebrates and hosts 60 year anniversary party and announces the first recipient of the Gershon Salter Award, Dr. Wayne Saltsman.

2016
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2017

Aberjona, Winchester and Woburn are selected by U.S. News and World Report as some of the Best Nursing Centers in America.

2017
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Today

Now owned and operated by the second generation of the Salter family, Robert and Richard Salter remain committed to Salter HealthCare's continued growth, innovative service expansion, superior care, and cost efficiency standards.

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Your First Choice in HealthCare

Deciding where to care for your loved ones is a difficult choice, and you do have a choice. Choosing Salter Healthcare means choosing the most individually tailored and highest quality of compassionate, professional, and  state of the art care and services available.

Aberjona, Winchester and Woburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers have been industry leaders in raising the standards of care to meet the health care challenges of the twenty-first century. Salter offers a total of 384 beds in our three facilities, each offering flexible levels of care to meet varying health care needs. All of our rehabilitation and nursing centers feature modern rehabilitation gyms, staffed by our very own highly skilled therapy teams.

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