Job ID: 289084629  |  Last Updated: 3/13/2015

Emergency Medicine Physician

Heywood Hospital
Gardner, MA
Applicant Contact
Steven Yerid
(978) 632-3420
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Heywood Healthcare is a well-established independent two hospital system in north central Massachusetts consisting of Heywood Hospital in Gardner and Athol Hospital in Athol. We are currently seeking well-qualified BE/BC emergency physicians to fill permanent positions at both sites. We are also seeking emergency physicians to fill administrative roles including Ultrasound Director and Assistant ED Director.

Heywood has a brand new 21 bed ED which sees 26,000 patients per year and includes a fast track service. There is a robust advanced practitioner program which provides 24 hours of coverage per day. The ED has a very strong and collegial nursing staff. The hospital has a 6 bed ICU, pediatric unit, mental health unit, geriatric psych unit and wound clinic. There is 24/7 specialist coverage in cardiology, OB/GYN, orthopedics, general surgery, anesthesia, pediatrics, as well as a strong hospitalist service. EPs work a combination of 8, 9 and 12 hour shifts.

Athol is a critical access hospital with an 8 bed ED which sees 12,000 patients per year. The hospital is vital to the surrounding communities and has a flourishing sub-acute care program. EPs work 12 hours shifts with the option to work 24 hour shifts.

Over the past year there have been exciting changes and improvements to the Emergency Department, including:
Competitive Compensation & Benefits package.
Eliminating oral contrast for most abdominal CTs
Ability to schedule low-risk chest pain patients for an outpatient stress test within 72 hours of discharge from the ED
New sepsis protocol
Modified shift structure
PA students rotating through the ED
Emergency medicine resident moonlighters
New ultrasound machine

The opportunity exists to work at one or both sites with flexible annual hours. We are offering a very competitive compensation & benefits package which includes but is not limited to malpractice, health, dental, disability insurance, CME allowance, 403b and 457b retirement plans.

The hospitals are located within 1.5 hours of Boston and just minutes away from skiing and hiking at Wachusett Mountain. The ideal candidate will enjoy practicing community emergency medicine in a collaborative, collegial and supportive setting with a strong emphasis on customer service. Interested candidates please contact Dr. Steven Yerid at

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