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James Faust, MD of Heywood Hospital Earns NEHA Trustee Award
Dr. James Faust, a long-time greater Gardner physician and member of the Heywood Hospital Medical Staff, has been recognized with the Trustee Leadership Award by the New England Health Care Assembly (NEHA).
Dr. Faust, who is retiring after 32 years of service to the community as a family practictioner, was recognized for his dedication as a Heywood Hospital board member. As the first physician appointed to the board of trustees at Heywood Hospital in 1989, Dr. Faust has done much during his tenure to facilitate communication between administrators and physicians.
“His commitment to ensuring our hospital continues to meet the healthcare needs of the local population is paramount,” wrote Heywood Hospital President & CEO Win Brown in his nomination. “One year he personally delivered 200 babies in the community… Yes, he even made house calls and continues to check on elderly residents.”
NEHA’s Trustee Leadership Award is presented annually to honor the significant contributions of a hospital trustee whose achievements have been of exceptional value to healthcare. This year, Dr. Faust shares the 2011 award with Vermont State Sen. Gerry Gossens (D-Addison).
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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.