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PACC to Host Regional COVID Free Test Kit Distribution Site

January, 29, 2022

GARDNER, MA — The city will host a regional rapid test kit distribution site at the Polish American Citizens Club on Monday, Jan. 31. Officials said the city and several other towns in the region have collaborated to bulk purchase six pallets of free at-home COVID test kits for residents. Mayor…

Local Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

January, 21, 2022

GARDNER, MA - Heywood Healthcare Vice President of Finance and Chief Finance Officer Mike Abbatiello, MPPM, CPA, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. “The healthcare management field plays a…

Heywood Healthcare Welcomes Nine More National Guardsmen

January, 19, 2022

GARDNER, MASS - Nine National Guardsmen were welcomed to Heywood Hospital today to assist with staffing challenges in specific non-clinical roles. Seven guardsmen are designated for the Heywood Hospital Campus and two will support needs on the Athol Hospital Campus. They join nine of their peers…

Heywood Hospital Welcomes its First Baby of 2022

January, 5, 2022

GARDNER, MA - A Barre couple celebrated the start of the New Year by welcoming a healthy and happy baby girl to the world, at Heywood Hospital's LaChance Maternity Center. Tina Santy and Adan Orne were the first parents to have a child in the local area at precisely 8:37 a.m. on Tuesday, January…

Heywood Healthcare COVID-19 Testing Update

January, 5, 2022

GARDNER, MA - Effective Monday, January 10, 2022, COVID testing will only be performed at Main Street Heywood Urgent Care, Gardner and Tully Walk In Care, Athol for patients who need to see a provider. Patients who need a COVID test but do not need to see a provider, must schedule an appointment…

The National Guard has arrived at Heywood Hospital

December, 29, 2021

GARDNER, MA — Reinforcements have arrived in the fight against the pandemic. Nine members of the National Guard have joined Heywood Healthcare to provide additional support for the health system through March 20, 2022. According to Dawn Casavant, vice president of external affairs and executive…