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Scope & Scalpel - April 2018

  1. Athol Hospital's Inpatient Pulmonary Rehab ProgramPulmonary Rehabilitation at Athol Hospital is a one-stop option, right in your patient's back yard. One of the most comprehensive skilled programs in Central and Western Massachusetts, Athol Hospital’s program is led by a team of qualified respiratory therapists, on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the program is staffed by Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified registered nurses and is overseen by pulmonary physicians. Physician and Hospitalist coverage is also available 24/7. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach that includes physical and occupational therapies, nutrition counseling, social services and nurse case management. 
  2. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about consults. These two articles let us know that we are not alone. Consults and Patient Safety & 10 Questions You Should Consider for Specialist Consultations

  3. Oral Anticoagulants — The Nation’s Top Risk of Acute Injury from Drugs The latest annual report of ISMP’s QuarterWatch™ analyzes more than 1.2 million new adverse drug event reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) during 2016. Also, read more on New Anticoagulants Require Patient Engagement to Avoid Harmful Events

  4. Surgeon general: Naloxone should be widely prescribed, carried

  5. The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being

All Health & Wellness Classes in the LIFE Center NOW FREE!

We are pleased to share that all health and wellness classes offered in the Heywood LIFE Center are now free of charge to all employees, medical staff, volunteers and affiliates!
For more information or to set up a consultation with our Wellness Coordination, email


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Heywood Medical Staff Meeting
Monday, May 14 - 5:30 pm
Pierce Board Room, Heywood Hospital
Heywood Med Executive Meeting
Tuesday, May 1 - 11:45 am
OBS Conference Room 
Athol Med Executive Meeting
Wednesday, May 2 - 8 am
Hillis Board Room 
2018 Medical Staff Meeting Schedule
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine’s President’s Circle Award Presentation & Reception
Thursday, May 24, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Heywood Hospital, (located near the South Entrance)
Light refreshments and tours will be available. For more information, call Carol Niemi at (978) 669-5690.

Welcoming New Providers

Below are the newest members of our medical staff (since last issue)
Heywood Oncology/Hematology
Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine