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Heywood Hospital Welcomes its First Baby of 2023

January 3, 2023

Olivia and Ryan Terrell

Gardner, Mass. (January 3, 2023) – An Ashburnham 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.

Olivia and Ryan Terrell were the first parents to have a child in the local area at precisely 9:45 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

At birth, Lucy Rose was delivered weighing 6 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

The family is doing well and Heywood Hospital's LaChance Maternity Center wishes them a safe, healthy and happy New Year.


About Heywood Hospital
A member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Heywood Hospital is a 134-bed acute care
hospital in Gardner, MA, which provides 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 of Excellence 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 in Petersham, MA; and Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six 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; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization; and The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.