Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation Pledges $500,000 to the Quabbin Retreat

April 26, 2018

Coverys Check Presentation - March 2018
Pictured L to R: Matt Newell, HUB International; Win Brown, President & CEO of Heywood Healthcare, Dan Houghton, Coverys; Cameron Key, Coverys; and Dawn Casavant, VP, Development, Chief Philanthropy Officer and Executive Director of the Heywood Healthcare Charitable Foundation.

Heywood Healthcare received a $500,000 pledge from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. to improve patient care and safety by supporting the continuing development of the Quabbin Retreat, one project of Heywood Healthcare's Fulfilling Our Promise Capital Campaign.

This generous donation will support Information Technology Infrastructure and Information Systems, necessary components for the opening of the adult residential treatment facility and outpatient mental health and substance use services. 

The Quabbin Retreat, located in Petersham, is positioned to be a regional destination for substance misuse and behavioral health treatment to meet this overwhelming need. The dedicated 75,000 square foot center will offer outpatient, residential and inpatient services to those struggling with behavioral health and substance misuse problems.

"The generous support of community-minded companies like Coverys helps us continue our quest to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Throughout the country, many are in critical need of behavioral health and substance abuse services, and we are proud to be leading the way in providing access for our region" said Dawn Casavant, Executive Vice President of the Heywood Healthcare Charitable Foundation.

For more information on the Fulfilling Our Promise Campaign, please contact Dawn Casavant at 978-630-6431 or


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, Surgical Services, Oncology, Respiratory Therapy, Radiology and Laboratory, Diabetes Center and the 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, providing 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 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; the Quabbin Retreat, a behavioral health and substance misuse treatment facility, in Petersham, MA; and Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes five 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; and the North Quabbin Community Coalition.

About Heywood Medical Group
Heywood Medical Group is a non-profit Physician Organization affiliated with Heywood Hospital with over 50 physicians and advanced practice providers specializing in Primary Care and Specialty Care. Our primary care physicians focus on Pediatrics and Family Practice. Our specialty care physicians focus on the areas of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Bariatrics, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Urology and General Surgery.

Heywood Medical group serves individuals and families in need of health care and works in coordination with Heywood Hospital to provide high-quality comprehensive care to everyone.

About Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for medical practitioners and health systems. Coverys supports its policyholders with advanced risk analytics, and best-in-class risk mitigation and education resources to help anticipate, identify, and manage risk to reduce errors and improve outcomes.

About Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. provides grant funding and donations to organizations and innovative programs that improve patient care and safety, promote healthy lifestyles, support individuals and organizations providing healthcare services. The development of the Foundation exemplifies Coverys' dedication to being an affirmative and active corporate citizen in the healthcare community and the communities in which it operates.