Boston Marathon bombing survivors Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott recently reflected on their time spent at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the weeks after the event. They credit the hospital staff with helping them recover and returning to their day-to-day lives.
Spaulding Rehabiitation Hospital, which opened at its new location in Charlestown weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, treated many of the survivors. Every aspect of the hospital was built with an eye toward accessibility. All 132 patient rooms are private and allow for family members to sleep over. The sinks and check-in desks are built at wheelchair height, and doors open with a wave thanks to their motion-control sensors.
Hear more about Sdoia and Abbott's experiences in this CBS Boston video story.