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The adult inpatient unit at Heywood Hospital services patients 16 years of age and up focusing on acute, short-term treatment.

The Heywood Mental Health Unit prides itself on combining professional understanding of the emotional aspects of psychiatric illness with the most current and clinical standards of care, provided in a warm and inviting environment.

Heywood's MHU has been designated as a Best Practice site by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, the Mass. Association of Behavioral Health Services, and the Mass. Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP). The Heywood MHU has a contract with MBHP to provide care for Mass Health patients, and with many other insurers.

Heywood's MHU has been recognized for achieving excellent outcomes for patients as evidenced by measures such as the Average Length of Stay (ALOS) of 6.54 days versus a predicted rate of 7.31 and a 7-day recidivism rate of 5.91 versus a predicted rate of 7.31%. Low recidivism means that fewer patients leave our facility and then have to be readmitted within 7 days for further treatment.