As an independent, not-for-profit community-owned hospital, Heywood leverages the background and knowledge of its governing board to help direct the hospital's role and strategies. “As active members of our community, the leadership provided by our governing board is vital to our ability to evaluate the needs of our community and grow to meet the challenges that will improve the overall health of the people we serve,” said Heywood President & CEO Win Brown, MSB, MHA, FACHE.
During the meeting, long-time Trustee Kenneth Pierce of Gardner, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding Daniel Asquino who was lauded for his visionary guidance during his three-year term in that position. Certified Public Accountant Gerald Bankowski of Gardner was elected Vice Chair, while James Garrison of Acton was elected Treasurer and JoAnne Parks of Winchendon was elected Clerk.
In addition, three new Trustees were elected to the Governing Board: Robert Chauvin, president of SimplexGrinnell;
James Faust, MD and Paul Harasimowicz, DDS, members of the medical staff and retiring Board members, were elevated to the status of Trustee Emeritus and were presented with engraved Heywood chairs in honor of their 23 years of service to the hospital.
Photo: Heywood Hospital recognizes Trustees for their dedicated service to the Governing Board, from left to right, Trustees Emeritas Paul P. Harasimowicz, Jr., DDS and James A. Faust, MD, and former Board Chair Daniel M. Asquino, Ph.D.
# # #
About Heywood Hospital
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.