Heywood Hospital

Heywood Hospital

About Heywood HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital's Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.ContactHeywood Healthcare***@heywood.orgEnd

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-- Heywood Hospital has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (commonly referred to as Joint Commission) in recognition of the high standard of care provided by Heywood Hospital to their patients with diabetes.The Joint Commission is an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.  Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to meeting certain performance standards.Doug Miller, RN, CDE, one of three certified diabetic educators on the Heywood Hospital staff, was designated as the Project Manager for Heywood's journey to Joint Commission Certification. "In 2012, Win Brown, our hospital's CEO, asked that we begin a project seeking to establish Heywood Healthcare as a Center of Diabetes Excellence,"shared Miller. "In the five years since receiving the charge from Brown, we have recruited and built a team of dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists who have spent countless hours reviewing the Certification requirements published by the Joint Commission."As challenges were encountered on the road to certification, the team received guidance and support from Diabetes physician champion Dr. Elizabeth Nottleson, a well-known and respected primary care physician, practicing at Tully Family Medicine.In March 2017, Joint Commission sent a Program Reviewer for an onsite visit at Heywood Hospital who inspected 15 different standards of care as they relate to inpatient diabetes management.  Following the Reviewer's visit, the Certificate of Distinction in Inpatient Diabetes Management was awarded to Heywood Hospital on May 28th."The inspiring team effort shown by our staff has been an incredibly rewarding element of this Certification process," said Brown.  "However, the fact that we are providing the residents of the North Central and North Quabbin communities with high-quality and comprehensive diabetic care, validated by such a well-respected and independently recognized organization like Joint Commission, is something in which the whole Heywood community takes pride."The Heywood Hospital Diabetes Education Program is certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and offers the most qualified educational services to patients. For more information about the Diabetes Center of Excellence at Heywood Hospital, please visit http://www.heywood.org/ services/diabetes ###About Heywood HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital's Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.About Heywood HealthcareHeywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It is comprised of Heywood Hospital, a non-profit, 134-bed acute-care hospital in Gardner, MA; Athol Hospital, a 25-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital in Athol, MA; the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, MA; and Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Urgent Care in Gardner; West River Health Center in Orange; Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon; Heywood Charitable Foundation; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization;and The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.


-- Heywood Healthcare is pleased to announce the inclusion of Vice President of Ancillary Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Carol Roosa in the first edition of Becker's Healthcare's 100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know. Hospitals and health systems rely on CIOs and IT department leaders to develop a long-term technology strategy and oversee EMR implementation and support, telehealth, health information exchanges, cybersecurity and more. Those who lead a community hospital or health system's IT department and functions face unique challenges in their efforts to connect with patients, physician offices and other care settings — often across broad geographies using limited resources.The professionals included in Becker's Healthcare's list are set apart by the outstanding recognitions they've earned and exciting new projects they're piloting. Prior to her time with Heywood Hospital, Ms. Roosa served as the Chief Information Officer at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, New Hampshire.Her thirty year career in Information Technology also includes her role as Director of Business and Publishing Applications at Ottaway Newspapers, the local media division of Dow Jones, where she managed multi-million dollar technology projects to completion - on schedule and on budget. As CIO, Ms. Roosa is responsible for establishing and executing Heywood Healthcare's information technology strategy to support the delivery of exceptional patient care in the community. Her background includes a position on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Health Information Organization, representing critical access hospitals in the state of New Hampshire.Ms. Roosa holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. She is a member of the CHIME organization (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives).###About Athol HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Athol Hospital is a 25-bed non-profit, acute care and outpatient facility serving the communities of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. Athol Hospital's services include 24/7 Emergency Care, Oncology, Radiology and Laboratory, Diabetes Center and Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. It is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and Primary Stroke Center, licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.About Heywood HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital's Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.About Heywood HealthcareHeywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It is comprised of Heywood Hospital, a non-profit, 134-bed acute-care hospital in Gardner, MA; Athol Hospital, a 25-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital in Athol, MA; the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, MA; and Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Urgent Care in Gardner; West River Health Center in Orange; Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon; Heywood Charitable Foundation; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization;and The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.


News Article | July 19, 2017
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-- Heywood Healthcare is pleased to announce that Andrew J. Patterson has joined the organization and has been appointed Executive Director for Heywood Medical Group.A proven leader in health care management and operations, Patterson oversees the performance and expansion of Heywood Medical Group, bringing solid business insight to the table, with the ability to ascertain and analyze needs, forecast goals and plans, streamline operations, and envision new program concepts.Prior to joining the Heywood Healthcare team, Patterson served as Senior Vice President of Provider Relations and Contracting for LRGHealthcare, a $200+ million net revenue organization overseeing the operations of two hospitals, various ambulatory surgery centers and numerous primary and specialty physician practices in the Lakes and Twin Rivers Regions of New Hampshire.Patterson has also served as the Executive Director of the Good Health Medical Services of New Hampshire - Physician Hospital Organization (GHMSNH) and Manager of Network Development at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.Patterson is a University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2000. In 2016, he earned his Masters' of Health Care Delivery Science program at Dartmouth College through the Tuck School of Business and Geisel School of Medicine.Patterson is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.###About Heywood Medical GroupHeywood Medical Group is a non-profit Physician Organization affiliated with Heywood Hospital with over 20 physicians specializing in Primary Care and Specialty Care. Our primary care physicians focus on Pediatrics and Family Practice. Our specialty care physicians focus on the areas of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Urology and General Surgery.Heywood Medical group serves individuals and families in need of health care and works in coordination with Heywood Hospital to provide high quality comprehensive care to everyone.About Heywood HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital's Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.About Heywood HealthcareHeywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It is comprised of Heywood Hospital, a non-profit, 134-bed acute-care hospital in Gardner, MA; Athol Hospital, a 25-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital in Athol, MA; the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, MA; Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Urgent Care in Gardner; West River Health Center in Orange; Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon; Heywood Charitable Foundation; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization;and The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.


-- Heywood Medical Group is excited to announce that Tully Family Medicine has relocated to a new, state-of-the-art office, located in the North Quabbin Commons Plaza in Athol.Dr. Beth Nottleson and her expanded family medicine team are excited to join the Athol community and continue to provide quality primary care services to the North Quabbin Region.An experienced physician, longtime area resident and health advocate Beth Nottleson, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts and completed her residency at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina. Dr. Nottleson specializes in offering comprehensive care for newborns through adults – forming a healthcare relationship that lasts a lifetime.Tully Family Medicine is currently accepting new primary care patients.For more information, please contact Tully Family Medicine, now located in the North Quabbin Commons Plaza, 81 Reservoir Drive in Athol at (978) 248-5135 or visit www.heywood.org/hmg###About Heywood Medical GroupHeywood Medical Group is a non-profit Physician Organization affiliated with Heywood Hospital with over 20 physicians specializing in Primary Care and Specialty Care. Our primary care physicians focus on Pediatrics and Family Practice. Our specialty care physicians focus on the areas of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Urology and General Surgery.Heywood Medical group serves individuals and families in need of health care and works in coordination with Heywood Hospital to provide high quality comprehensive care to everyone.About Athol HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Athol Hospital is a 25-bed non-profit, acute care and outpatient facility serving the communities of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. Athol Hospital's services include 24/7 Emergency Care, Oncology, Radiology and Laboratory, Diabetes Center and Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. It is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and Primary Stroke Center, licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.About Heywood HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital's Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.About Heywood HealthcareHeywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It is comprised of Heywood Hospital, a non-profit, 134-bed acute-care hospital in Gardner, MA; Athol Hospital, a 25-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital in Athol, MA; the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, MA; and Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Urgent Care in Gardner; West River Health Center in Orange; Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon; Heywood Charitable Foundation; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization;and The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.


News Article | June 26, 2017
Site: www.prlog.org

-- Heywood Hospital opened its doors to receive patients on June 27, 1907. The Hospital was given to the community by Martha Heywood and her daughter, Helen, in memory of their husband and father, Henry Heywood.Since its founding, Heywood has continually advanced its programs, services, technology and facilities. The first addition to the hospital came in 1921, adding Maternity and a Pediatrics ward, followed by the north wing in 1941. In 1952, the hospital again expanded to add the Obstetrical Department, Radiology, Laboratory and a new Pediatrics floor.In 1961, The Favor wing opened on the south side of the hospital, creating four surgical suites, an eight bed Recovery Room, large Emergency Department area, Central Supply and educational classroom areas. In 1972, a 3.5 million dollar expansion project was completed adding two additional floors for Coronary Care, Nuclear Medicine, Administrative offices and a much needed cafeteria. In 1978, the north wing was renovated and the 12 bed Mental Health Unit was completed. In 1982, the Winchendon Hospital joined Heywood and became the outpatient Winchendon Health Center. Also during that year, a new Radiology wing was added to the hospital housing the Radiographic Imaging, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography and CT Scan Department in a modern, functional facility.In 1990, a new Medical Office Building was completed on the campus, and in 1993, the hospital completed several renovations and expansion projects including the Watkins Emergency Center, the LaChance Maternity Center, Physical Therapy, and the Mental Health Unit. In addition, major renovation projects began at the Winchendon Health Center and the hospital Annex Administration building. The majority of these renovations were made possible by a successful $3.2 million capital campaign, involving more than 1,000 donors from the hospital and the community.In December of 2010, the Hospital completed its largest expansion ever, with the opening of the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care. Named for the Watkins Family Foundation in honor of Chris and Karen Watkins, the Watkins Center offers a state-of-the-art 20-bed Emergency Center, the Garrison CT Suite, a new Hospital Aid Association Gift Shop, and two floors of private inpatient rooms.  The first floor is known as Watkins I and has 19 private telemetry, medical and surgical beds, and 6 ICU beds. The new ICU is named for the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.  The second floor is known as Watkins II and houses 25 private medical surgical beds. The project cost $37.6 million, and was completed over an 18-month period from June of 2009 to November of 2010. The Hospital raised over $10 million in philanthropy to support the project.Investing in Our FutureThe time has now come for Improvements to Heywood Hospital's surgical facilities. The proposed state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion will expand our breadth and depth of services, improve operating efficiencies and strengthen the financial performance and sustainability of Heywood Hospital.The modernized Surgical Pavilion will expand Heywood's breadth and depth of services, improve operating efficiencies and strengthen the financial performance and sustainability of the Hospital. Heywood's premier Surgical Pavilion will include four Operating Rooms, two Minor Procedure Rooms, four Endoscopy Rooms, a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Patient Preparation/Recovery Area and staff support space. The Surgical Pavilion will allow for technologies to expand advanced surgical offerings, attract new surgeons to the region and support the infrastructure for Heywood Hospital's new Center for Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery.Heywood Hospital provides surgical services to residents from over 50 Massachusetts and New Hampshire communities, performing 7,000 procedures annually, the highest utilization rates are from within Heywood Healthcare's primary service area – residents of North Central and North Quabbin communities.The Heywood Surgical Pavilion project is just one piece of the three-prong Fulfilling Our Promise Capital Campaign, which addresses the most significant health needs of the people in our communities, providing healthcare services which can be accessed by all. It will provide crucial care, focusing on some of our most vulnerable and under-served populations, optimizing services, improving continuity of care, enhancing outreach and integrating services for maximum benefit.In Petersham, Heywood Healthcare is moving full-steam ahead with plans for a behavioral health and substance abuse facility, the Quabbin Retreat. This significant project will be completed in four phases, the first of which opened in May – The Dana Day Treatment Center, providing intensive outpatient services for adults with dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Phase Two includes the creation of an adult residential substance abuse center and outpatient services. Phases Three and Four of this project will encompass a residential adolescent substance abuse treatment program and an inpatient detox center.The Quabbin Retreat will reduce wait times for patients seeking behavior health and substance abuse care, provide skilled job opportunities and stimulates local economy and support community-based prevention and education efforts.At Athol Hospital, ground has been broken on the full-scale design of a new Emergency Department (ED) and Medical Office Building (MOB). The new Emergency Department will double the capacity of the Emergency Room and transform the facility to meet leading industry standards, providing 13 exam rooms, eight private dedicated acute care rooms, five dedicated behavioral health rooms, a new Main Lobby and covered entrance and a new Radiology Department, one floor of medical office space for Primary/Specialty Care and one floor for Behavioral Health Services.For more information on the Fulfilling Our Promise Campaign, please contact Heywood Healthcare Philanthropy at (978) 630-6431.###About Heywood HospitalA member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital's Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; the Diabetes Center; and the Heywood Heart and Vascular Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care.

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