New Safety Protocol

  • All bags/belongings entering the Emergency Department will be searched.  It is suggested that patients only bring necessary items (e.g. Keys, ID, Phones)
  • All Patients entering the Emergency Departments will be Screened via a security wand
  • Patients entering the ED Treatment area will be provided a gown
  • Visitation Update - One visitor per patient (children may have both parents).  Visitors will be subject to wanding and are asked not to bring any belongings into the ED with them.  If they choose to bring in bags they will be subject to a search.
  • At this time, all protocols are not currently in effect at Athol Hospital. Full implementation is planned to begin in the coming days.

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Angela Kelley - March 2018

Angela joined the Heywood Team in fall of 2015 and currently works as an RN in Surgical Services! Here is just a little about what her colleagues had to say about her!

Angela was scheduled to go home at 1pm, but shortly before the end of her shift, the OR charge nurse was notified that a patient needed to have an urgent c-section. Angela went upstairs to help set up for the case in an effort to expedite care for this patient. While interviewing the patient she learned that the patient’s husband would not be able to be present for the birth of their child. The patient was quite distressed. Angela made childcare arrangements for her own kids and stayed beyond her shift to be the support person for the patient. She provided reassurance, comfort and took pictures per patient’s request for the entire duration of the case.

Angela was surprised in the OR by the Patient Satisfaction Committee, Senior Team, Managers, Directors and members of her department Monday, April 23rd.

Her exceptional service was recognized with a variety of Heywood gift items, cake, and even a premium reserved parking spot for the month!

A special thank you to Last Minute Gifts & Flowers for the monthly donation of a beautiful arrangement!

Angela is now featured on the Service Star Wall near the Dining Room.

Congratulations, Angela!