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Spaulding transfers patients to new Charlestown facility

Proudly dressed in an American flag T-shirt, head held high, Randy Clukey rolled his wheelchair into the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown early Saturday morning and raised his right fist in triumph.

Clukey was celebrating his status as the first patient of 112 who were transported to the hospital’s glistening $225 million waterfront building as part of an intensively planned operation.

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