Athol Hospital Emergency Department and Medical Office Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 18, 2017

An Emergency Department and Medical Office Building Groundbreaking ceremony and Fulfilling Our Promise Campaign kick-off will be taking place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 10 - 11:30 am on the front lawn at Athol Hospital.

This major capital project will accommodate our growing patient populations and provide state-of-the-art facilities to address the most prevalent health needs of our residents, at one location. Our new Emergency Department will double the capacity of our current space, and will include eight dedicated acute care rooms, and six private behavioral health rooms, along with many other enhancements that will transform our facilities to the current industry standard of care.

The upper floors of the new Medical Office Building will house new medical office space allowing for a full array of services including specialty care, primary care, and behavioral health care provided on one campus and under one roof. This project will also be complemented by the development of the new Family Medicine Practice and Walk-In Care Center located at the Market Basket Plaza, opening this summer.

Heywood Healthcare’s leadership and Board of Trustees look forward to sharing this historic event with the residents of the North Quabbin region.

For more information on the Fulfilling Our Promise Campaign, please contact Dawn Casavant at (978) 630-6431 or


About Athol Hospital
A member of the Heywood Healthcare system, Athol Hospital is a 25-bed non-profit, acute care and outpatient facility serving the communities of the North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. Athol Hospital’s services include 24/7 Emergency Care, Oncology, Radiology and Laboratory, Diabetes Center and Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. It is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and Primary Stroke Center, licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.

About Heywood Healthcare
Heywood Healthcare is an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. It is comprised of Heywood Hospital, a non-profit, 134-bed acute-care hospital in Gardner, MA; Athol Hospital, a 25-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital in Athol, MA; the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham, MA; Heywood Medical Group with primary care physicians and specialists located throughout the region. The organization includes six satellite facilities in MA; Heywood Rehabilitation Center and Heywood Urgent Care in Gardner; West River Health Center in Orange; Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon; Heywood Charitable Foundation; the North Quabbin Community Coalition, an affiliate organization; and upcoming in 2017, The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.