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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Juan Vernon, MD

Juan Vernon, MD

Job Title
Emergency Medicine
Location Information

Heywood Hospital

242 Green Street
Emergency Department
Gardner, MA 01440
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  • Spanish
  • English
Undergraduate Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cornell University Medical College

Medical Education

Brown University


Brown University

Board Certification

American Board of Emergency Medicine
EMS Direction
Ultrasound Certification

Professional History

Associated Physicians of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Affiliate Hospital EMS Medical Director
Harrington Healthcare System