President's Message

Holiday Gifts to Last a Lifetime

Dear Friends of Heywood Healthcare,

The excitement of the winter holidays make this one of my favorite times of the year.
Yet amidst the seasonal rush and festivities, I try to remember that our most treasured gifts do not come wrapped with brightly colored ribbon.

Donating our time and resources to those in need is a gift that brings as much joy to the giver as to the receiver.

The commitment shown by our local police, firefighters, Boards of Health, EMS workers and emergency personnel is an essential gift we are thankful for all year through.

The dedication of those serving in the Armed Forces is an immeasurable gift of bravery and personal sacrifice given to each of us and our country.

And, the compassionate care offered by our staff, physicians and volunteers is a gift we are privileged to share with our community every day.

As always, it is my pleasure to share the news of Heywood Healthcare with you – our patients and our communities. Please share any suggestions or ideas of how we may better serve you and the health of our region by emailing me directly at

On behalf of the entire Heywood Healthcare family – Heywood and Athol Hospitals, Heywood Medical Group, Heywood Rehabilitation Center, the Winchendon Health Center and the Quabbin Retreat, opening in 2017 – we wish you a healthy and joyous holiday season filled with friends and family, cherished gifts to last a lifetime.

Yours in Good Health,

Win Brown Signature

Winfield S. Brown, MSB, MHA, FACHE
President & CEO
Heywood Healthcare