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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Lynn Shepard - December 2017

Lynn joined the Heywood Maternity Team in April of 1994, and in her time here has become not only an exceptional nurse but a leader in her department. Here is just a little of what people have to say about her!

Lynn always has a smile and shares her positive attitude with all her coworkers, patients and their families. She is an excellent nurse and a valuable member of the OB team!

Lynn has stepped up to assist the staff during our time of transition by helping with our new documentation process and helping with OB staff education. She also became a Certified Lactation Consultant so our patients have access to this valuable resource both when here as a patient and after birth through her Lactation Support Group. Lynn exemplifies all Heywood strives to be!

Lynn was surprised in the LaChance Maternity Center by the Patient Satisfaction Committee, Senior Team, Managers, Directors and members of her department on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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!

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

Congratulations, Lynn!