New Safety Protocol

  • All bags/belongings entering the Emergency Department will be searched.  It is suggested that patients only bring necessary items (e.g. Keys, ID, Phones)
  • All Patients entering the Emergency Departments will be Screened via a security wand
  • Patients entering the ED Treatment area will be provided a gown
  • Visitation Update - One visitor per patient (children may have both parents).  Visitors will be subject to wanding and are asked not to bring any belongings into the ED with them.  If they choose to bring in bags they will be subject to a search.
  • At this time, all protocols are not currently in effect at Athol Hospital. Full implementation is planned to begin in the coming days.

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Classes, Programs & Support Groups

All support groups, classes, club meetings, etc. held on Heywood Healthcare campuses are suspended indefinitely. However, some groups and classes continue to meet virtually.

Heywood Hospital is pleased to offer a number of programs and services designed to support our clinical services and the health educational and support needs of our community. From support groups and classes, to the Lifeline program and a Medical Library, Heywood is pleased to offer these educational and supportive services.

Virtual Classes, Programs & Support Groups in session:

MENder's Support Group - MENder’s brings together guys facing similar issues including illness, anger, stress, substance abuse, relationship problems or major life changes. By using a whole host of techniques, participants can develop the skills to deal with stressors. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice.

  • Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:00 am - 9:00 am 

    Contact Michael Ellis for more information at 978-516-8575, or by email at [email protected]