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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Sara N Taylor


Sara N Taylor, MSN, APRN

Emergency Medicine
Location Information

Heywood Hospital Emergency Department

242 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
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Undergraduate Education

Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Medical Education

Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Board Certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional History

UMass Memorial Medical Group
Wachusett Emergency Physicians P.C.