At the event physicians were recognized for their life-long dedication to Heywood Hospital, their community and the medical profession. Long-time area physicians lauded include: Curtis Clayman, MD a family medicine physician from Ashburnham who has practiced for 40 years and Stuart Fay, MD, an ophthalmologist in practice for 45 years.
Special appreciation went to retiring gastroenterologist A.Tariq Malik, MD for his 40 years of service to the community. “The contributions made by Dr. Malik over the past 40 years are innumerable,”
In total, 15 physicians were acknowledged for 5 – 15 years of service and 10 physicians were recognized for 20 – 45 years of service to Heywood Hospital and the community.
In addition, Heywood Hospital welcomed eight new physicians to the greater Gardner medical community: podiatrist and wound care specialist Anthony Babigian, DPM; family medicine practitioners Sarah Leonard, DO and Katie Brodski-Quigley, MD; UMass Medical Center endocrinologist Andrea Lungu, MD; and Heywood hospitalists Pragati Tikoo, MD, Janet Yardley, MD, Navaneel Biswas, MD and Victoria Mark, MD.
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Heywood Hospital is an independent, community-owned, 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.