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Rollstone Bank & Trust Pledges $100,000 to Heywood’s Quabbin Retreat

January 26, 2017

Rollstone Bank & Trust has pledged $100,000 to The Quabbin Retreat project as part of Heywood Healthcare’s ‘Fulfilling Our Promise’ Capital Campaign.

To address the critical need for substance abuse services in the North Central and North Quabbin regions, Heywood Healthcare is in the process of converting the 82- acre property, formerly occupied by the Sisters of Assumption, in Petersham, MA, into a comprehensive center for treating patients with substance use disorders.

This innovative solution will transform the property into an 85 - bed facility that will provide outpatient, residential and inpatient services for adults and adolescents struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse problems.

“We are honored by the support we have received for the Quabbin Retreat project from local businesses, residents and our partners in the legislature,” stated Dawn Casavant, Heywood Healthcare’s Vice President for External Affairs and Chief Philanthropy Officer. “Addiction is one of the most pervasive health issues facing our region. The remarkable level of support we received from Rollstone Bank is more than a gesture, but a true testament to their passion and commitment to improve the health of our region. Working together, we will provide a critically needed pathway to a continuum of behavioral health care, as well as new local employment opportunities.”

“Substance abuse has become an epidemic in our region, and the Quabbin Retreat is an important resource for treatment,” said Martin F. Connors, Jr., President & CEO of Rollstone Bank & Trust. “There are no facilities like this in the area; Rollstone Bank is proud to partner with Heywood Healthcare in this imperative initiative.”

The ‘Fulfilling Our Promise’ Capital Campaign is a community-responsive, multi-pronged fundraising initiative, designed to ensure that our communities’ healthcare needs will be met 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.

For more information on the Fulfilling Our Promise Campaign, please contact Dawn Casavant at (978) 630-6431 or dawn.casavant@heywood.org.


Pictured L to R: Win Brown, President & CEO, Heywood Healthcare; Martin Connors, Jr., President & CEO, Rollstone Bank & Trust, Rebecca Bialecki, VP for Community Health & Chief Change Agent, Heywood Healthcare; Arthur Feehan, Executive VP & COO, Rollstone Bank & Trust; and Dawn Casavant, VP, External Affairs & Chief Philanthropy Officer, Heywood Healthcare.  

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About Athol Hospital
A 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 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 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 upcoming in 2017, The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.