Athol Savings Bank Pledges $75,000 to Athol Hospital Emergency Department and Medical Office Building Project

April 18, 2017

Athol Savings Bank has pledged $75,000 over the next five years to the Heywood Healthcare ‘Fulfilling Our Promise’ Capital Campaign, a community-responsive, multi-pronged fundraising initiative, designed to ensure that the healthcare needs of the community will be met now and in the future. ¬

Athol Savings Bank’s pledge will support the construction of a new Emergency Department and outpatient Medical Office Building at Athol Hospital. The new Emergency Department will be equipped to serve approximately 12,000 patients annually, and will include eight dedicated acute care rooms, six private behavioral health rooms, and a separate ambulance entrance, while the new Medical Office Building will allow for additional office space for primary, specialty and behavioral health providers.

“The Bank’s donation to this campaign will support major changes and improvements at Athol Hospital. As a local, community bank with 150 years of history in supporting the community, we are pleased to help support the health care needs of Athol and the surrounding communities,” said Daniel Zona, Athol Savings Bank President.

“We appreciate the Bank’s generosity as we strive to meet the healthcare needs of our community. These critical infrastructure investments will allow for a full array of services including specialty care, primary care, and behavioral health care provided under one roof to improve accessibility for residents of our rural areas, where access to a continuum of care can be challenging ,” said Dawn Casavant, Executive Vice President of the Heywood Healthcare Charitable Foundation.

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

Pictured L to R, back row: Daniel Zona, President, Athol Savings Bank and Win Brown, President & CEO, Heywood Healthcare.
L to R, front row: Debra Vescovi, Sr Vice President, Athol Savings Bank and Dawn Casavant, Vice President of External Affairs & Chief Philanthropy Officer, Heywood Healthcare


About Athol Savings Bank
Athol Savings Bank, celebrating its 150th anniversary, is the largest mutual savings bank based in the North Quabbin region, where it has fostered a friendly, small-town banking environment since 1867. The full-service bank has eight offices located in the communities of Ashburnham, Athol, Baldwinville, Barre, Gardner and Winchendon. All deposits are insured in full through the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and the DIF (Depositors Insurance Fund). Athol Savings Bank can also be accessed via its mobile app and at

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.