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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Melissa Vaine


Melissa Vaine, FNP-BC, MSN, CEN, EMT-B

Job Title
Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Location Information

Athol Hospital Emergency Department

2033 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
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Heywood Hospital Emergency Department

242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
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Tully Family Medicine

North Quabbin Commons Plaza
81 Reservoir Drive
Athol, MA 01331
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Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-St. Joseph's Community College

Medical Education

Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner-MCPHS University

Board Certification

ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified Registered Nurse of Massachusetts
Certified Emergency Nurse
Basic Emergency Medical Technician
Basic Life Support Instructor -American Heart Association
Advanced Life Support Instructor-American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor-American Heart Association
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
Trauma Nursing Core Course
Advanced Medical Life Support

Professional History

Town of Winchendon
Mount Wachusett Community College