Public Announcement Concerning a Proposed Healthcare Surgical Pavilion Project

May 3, 2021

Heywood Hospital, an acute care hospital located at 242 Green Street, in Gardner, Massachusetts, is proposing to build an addition to the hospital for the purpose of upgrading and expanding its surgical services facility. This project will include an addition of 40,115 gross square feet, and will include 6 operating rooms (each nearly 200 s.f. larger than the Hospital’s 4 existing operating rooms that will be repurposed for outpatient services), 21 prep/recovery bays, and ambulatory offices for surgical specialists. This project will improve services for area community residents by providing state-of-the-art surgical suites, improved capacity and continued local access for surgical procedures. Heywood Hospital will be submitting to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health an application for Determination of Need for this project on or about May 20, 2021. The projected total cost of the project is $34,583,750. This project will not have any impact on the pricing for surgical services provided to patients.

Any ten Taxpayers of Massachusetts may register in connection with the intended Application by no later than June 19, 2021 or 30 days from the Filing Date, whichever is later, by contacting the Department of Public Health Determination of Need Program

Determination of Need Program
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108