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Heywood Hospital Aid Association Pledges $75,000 to Capital Campaign

June 14, 2016

The Heywood Hospital Aid Association has pledged $75,000 to Heywood Hospital and Heywood Healthcare’s ‘Fulfilling Our Promise’ Capital Campaign over the next three years. The Hospital Aid Association has already donated $30,000 toward that goal so far in 2016.

The ‘Fulfilling Our Promise’ Capital Campaign is a ­multi-pronged fundraising initiative designed to ensure that Heywood Healthcare will be here to meet the healthcare needs of our community now and in the future. ­This campaign focuses on three major capital projects, the construction of a new Emergency Department and outpatient Medical Office Building at Athol Hospital; the expansion and modernization of the Heywood Hospital Surgical Pavilion and the development of a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Facility, the Quabbin Retreat on our recently-purchased 87-acre campus, in Petersham.

The donations are made possible thanks in part to the fundraising efforts of Hospital Aid including the Hospital Gift Shop, vendor sales and other events including the Annual Evergreen Fair.

Pictured L to R: Win Brown, President & CEO of Heywood Healthcare; Marcelle Cormier, Heywood Hospital Aid Association Treasurer; and Dawn Casavant, Vice President for External Affairs and Chief Philanthropy Officer of Heywood Healthcare. 

About Heywood Hospital
A 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 Healthcare
Heywood 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; Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes five satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center 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 upcoming in 2016, The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.