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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Salma Batool-Anwar, MPH

Salma Batool-Anwar, MPH

Location Information

Heywood Hospitalists

242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
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Medical Education

Rawalpindi Medical College


General Surgery, District of Colombia General Hospital, Washington, DC
Pediatric Surgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Pakistan
Internal Medicine, Holy Family Hospital, Pakistan


Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC


Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Professional History

Harvard Medical School
Nantucket Cottage Hospital