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.
Thank you all those who have supported Heywood Healthcare during this time. Whether you have made monetary donations, provided food for our staff, supplied necessary PPE, or have just spread the word about the work we do, we are so appreciative of you. Thank you also to those who have helped with our BackPack Program during this time. YOU have helped made our community healthy!
If you have essential medical supplies (masks, PPE, etc.) and are willing to donate them to our organization, please call 978-751-1289.
How will these donated PPE be used? The CDC has approved fabric masks to be used in crisis response. Heywood Healthcare is using these masks for patients, visitors and non-clinical staff for cleanliness or minor infection control. Donations of other PPE will be used to help conserve resources so that the disposable PPE can be saved for staff and clinical providers working with highly infectious patients.
How should donated PPE be packaged for drop-off? You can put all completed masks in one re-sealable plastic bag. They do not need to be packaged individually. If you have made multiple sizes and have not labeled the masks (see pattern for instructions), please package different sizes in different plastic bags.
Where and when can I drop off completed PPE donations? Donations may be dropped off in re-sealable plastic bags at either Heywood Hospital or Athol Hospital entrances which are staffed 24/7.
Heywood Hospital 242 Green Street Gardner, MA
Athol Hospital 1033 Main Street Athol, MA
Can I mail the PPE donations? Yes. Please mail your donations via USPS, UPS, and FedEx to:
Heywood Hospital 242 Green Street Gardner, MA 01440
Keep sharing photos of your completed masks! Thank you for all that you are doing to support our patients and our healthcare community.