President's Message

Winfield S. Brown, President & CEO

Dear Friends of Heywood Healthcare,

As we continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic, I am continually witness to the fortitude of our staff, the clinical excellence of our providers, and the strength of our healthcare family. I want to express my pride and gratitude for their dedication to the health and well-being of our community.

I am also pleased to share the joining of Dr. Christina Bordeau, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., to the Heywood Endocrinology practice, and Brabec, Jiri, MD to the Heywood Healthcare Neurology Department. Both physicians are joining as full-time members of our Heywood Medical Group care team, expanding access to new service offerings.

We are also pleased to welcome our new Hospitalist group, Hospital Medical Solutions, providing 24-hour inpatient care on both campuses.

Additionally, In November, Dr. Ashley Warner will be moving her practice, Millers River Primary Care, into their new location and permanent location at 30 E Main St, Orange, Massachusetts. This new practice location will continue to provide greater access and stabilize primary care in the western region of our service area.

Lastly, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Heywood and Athol Hospital websites. The new design features include improved mobile-friendly functionality, and design features to optimize the user experience.

As always, I welcome your thoughts and suggestions on continuing to make Heywood Healthcare one of the best community owned health systems in America. Please feel free to contact me at

Yours in Good Health,

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