Our Doulas work alongside our maternity staff at the LaChance Maternity Center. Together with the Nurses and Physicians, the Doulas are part of a comprehensive team that provides exceptional attention to the needs of the mother during labor, while giving birth and after the baby is born.
If you are interested in this meaningful volunteer opportunity, Heywood Hospital is offering special Doula Training for individuals who want to become a Doula on March 23, 24, and 25.
If you would like to take this course and become a volunteer Doula, please contact Heywood Hospital’s Director of Maternal Child Health, Karen Beaton at (978)630-6475.
Photo Below: Whirlpool therapy is a relaxation option available for mothers giving birth at the LaChance Maternity Center.
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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.