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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Benjamin D. Prentiss, MD

Benjamin D. Prentiss, MD

This provider is accepting new patients.
This provider is a member of the Heywood Medical Group.

Job Title
Location Information

Heart & Vascular Center at Heywood Hospital

242 Green Street
Favor 2
Gardner, MA 01440
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Athol Hospital

2033 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
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Medical Education

University of Massachusetts Medical School-Worcester, MA


University of Massachusetts Medical Center


University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Specialty: I.M.
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Specialty: I.M.


University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography

Professional History

Spent 6 years as a US Navy Diver prior to pursuing a medical career

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Diseases, Valvular Heart Disease