“Consistent, efficient support services are essential to the delivery of quality care and the achievement of patient satisfaction,”
As Vice President for Support Services and Chief Administrative Officer, Grimmer will be responsible for the management of all facility services supporting Heywood Hospital, including facilities management, and environmental and food services. In addition, he will oversee Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech, Pharmacy and the Wound Center.
A results-oriented facilities professional, highly experienced in bringing large construction projects to fruition on-time and on-budget, Grimmer specializes in cutting-edge environmental practices, earning him appointments to the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (2010-2011), which works with organizations including healthcare and higher education to reduce the carbon footprint of the greater Boston area.
Since 1995, Grimmer has served as Vice President, System Engineer and Support Services Officer at St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, ME. Previously, he was Manager of Engineering Services at Northwestern General Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
A resident of Lewiston, ME, Grimmer received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of New Brunswick, Canada, a Certificate in Healthcare Administration from University of Southern Maine and is pursuing his Masters degree in Business Administration.
In addition, Grimmer is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Heywood Hospital is an independent, community-oriented, non-profit 134-bed acute-care hospital located in Gardner, MA. Heywood Hospital provides a broad range of high quality medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, transitional care and behavioral health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our Centers of Excellence include the Watkins Center for Emergency and Acute Care; the LaChance Maternity Center; and the Heywood Heart Center, an affiliate of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Health Care. In addition to the main campus, Heywood Hospital has two satellite facilities, the Winchendon Health Center in Winchendon and the Heywood Rehab Center in Gardner, as well as a number of primary care practices in the region. Heywood Hospital also operates a school-based health center, the Murdock Health Center at the Murdock Middle High School in Winchendon.