Media Contact Information


Policy Regarding Release of  Patient Information to the Media


Heywood's policy is to contact patients or family members for permission before releasing information about patients.  During normal working hours, call the Office of Community Relations at (978) 630-6248.  After hours, please contact the Switchboard Operator at (978) 632-3420 and ask to speak with the Nursing Supervisor.




Archive:   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   

James Faust, MD of Heywood Hospital Recognized with NEHA Trustee Award

December 16, 2011

Dr. James Faust, a long-time greater Gardner physician, and member of the Heywood Hospital Medical Staff, has been recognized with the Trustee Leadership Award by the New England Health Care Assembly (NEHA).

Medical Staff Honored at Heywood Hospital's Annual Physician Recognition Dinner

December 6, 2011

During its annual Physician Recognition Dinner, held November 16, members of the Heywood Hospital medical staff were honored for their commitment to their patients and the greater Gardner community, including Dr. Tariq Malik.

David Havlin,MD Honored with the Heywood Hospital James A. Faust Pillar Award

December 2, 2011

During Heywood Hospitalís annnal Physician Recognition Dinner, David N. Havlin, MD, of Winchendon Health Center, was presented with the prestigious James A. Faust Pillar Award for Physician Excellence. A respected Family Medicine physician practicing in t

New! Online Health and Wellness Resources at

November 28, 2011

New online health and wellness resources on provide the greater Gardner community with easy-to-use, reliable resources for everyday health needs.

Odalys M. Croteau, MD, FCCP Opens Central Mass Pulmonary, PC

November 1, 2011

Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care Specialist Odalys M. Croteau MD, has opened a new practice, Central Mass Pulmonary, PC in Gardner, MA, and is accepting new patients.

Heywood Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation for CT Scan

October 19, 2011

Heywood Hospital, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

New MRI Coming to Heywood

May 18, 2011

Heywood Hospital has begun construction on a new building to house a new fixed MRI machine, in conjunction with partner, Alliance Imaging.

Heywood Streamlines Registration Process

May 18, 2011

Heywood is introducing the new Phone and Go program on June 1, 2011, which will streamline the patient registration process for many patients.

Valet Parking

April 28, 2011

Heywood is continuing to offer a Valet Parking Program but will begin charging $3 per car to offset program expenses, according to Interim President and CEO David Andersen.

New Specialist Practicing at Heywood Wound Center

April 5, 2011

Podiatrist Dr. Anthony Babigian has joined an interdisciplinary team of physicians at Heywood Hospital's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Hospital Announces Cost Reductions

March 18, 2011

Heywood Hospital has implemented a cost reduction plan to eliminate $2.1 million in expenses, including the elimination of 25.2 FTE's (Full-time equivalent) affecting 24 people. The Hospital is also cutting $500,000 in non-salary expenses, including the

New Menu for Inpatients at Heywood Hospital

February 22, 2011

Heywood Hospital is offering inpatients a new liberalized diet menu to provide more food choices, beginning on March 1, 2011.

Heywood Hosts Event to Honor Physicians

February 18, 2011

Heywood Hosts 5th Annual Physician Recognition Event.

Heywood Hosts Annual Meeting

February 8, 2011

Heywood Hospital reviews year of transition at Annual Board Meeeting.

Web Site Developed by Neptune Web, Inc.