President's Message

Winter 2018

Dear Friends of Heywood Healthcare,

Reflecting on Our Recent and Future Accomplishments
Throughout 2017, Heywood Healthcare continued its commitment to improving healthcare access for the North Central and North Quabbin regions.

To underscore this commitment, we have begun construction on Athol Hospital’s new 52,000 square foot Emergency Department (ED) and Medical Office Building (MOB), part of our Fulfilling our Promise capital campaign. This project will significantly upgrade our emergency capabilities, providing substantially more ED treatment rooms for acute care and behavioral health, with enhanced privacy, a new easily accessible lobby, dedicated ambulance entrance and a new imaging center. The upper floors of the MOB will house primary care and specialty physicians, in addition to one of the area’s most respected behavioral health providers, Clinical and Support Options.

Now conveniently located in the North Quabbin Commons in Athol, Tully Family Medicine, led by Beth Nottleson, MD, and her new partner, Jacquelyn McKean, MD, has expanded its primary care team to accept new patients. For more information, please call (978) 248-5135 or visit In early 2018, our Walk-in Care Center will open adjacent to Tully, accepting patients with non-life threatening illness without an appointment.

Phase One of the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham is now open! The Dana Day Treatment Center provides intensive outpatient services for adults with dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The program, which accepts most insurance, offers Masters’-level educated Therapists, small group settings, care coordination, family support, and local transportation for patients. For referrals or more information, contact Brian Gordon, LMHC, at (978) 724-0010 or visit

To better serve the health needs of our communities, we have expanded our medical staff including Jared Toman, MD, MBA, Orthopedics; Nari Sabeti, MD, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery; Ahmad Daniyal Siddiqui, MD, Oncology and Hematology; Liezl Irisari, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Jacquelyn McKean, MD, Primary Care at Tully Family Medicine.

Theese strategic investments will continue to ensure the health of our communities by providing access to excellent care, leading technology and essential services in our region.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at

Yours in Good Health,


Win Brown Signature

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