Director of Facilities

Heywood Hospital is a non-profit, community-owned hospital licensed for 134-beds, located in Gardner, Massachusetts. The Hospital is governed by a local community Board of Trustees and has 1,600 employees on staff. The Medical Staff includes 200 active, courtesy, and consulting physicians in primary care and a multitude of specialties.

Heywood offers medical-surgery, specializing in bariatrics and orthopedics, and services including telemetry and intensive care, emergency care, maternity and pediatrics, geriatric and adult inpatient care, inpatient geriatric mental health, outpatient oncology and hematology, advanced imaging, special procedures, a skilled nursing sub-acute care unit, rehabilitation services and many others on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Heywood Hospital is part of Heywood Healthcare, an independent, community-owned healthcare system serving north-central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. In addition to Heywood Hospital, the System is comprised of Athol Hospital, the Heywood Medical Group, six satellite locations, and a mental health and substance abuse treatment facility.   

Heywood Hospital is in the midst of constructing a new Surgical Pavilion. Enabling projects for the Pavilion are occurring now, and ultimately, the finished Surgical Pavilion will be approximately 22,000 square feet. It will include six Operating Rooms, two Minor Procedure Rooms, two Endoscopy Rooms, a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Patient Preparation/Recovery Area, and staff support space.

Position Description

Heywood Hospital seeks an experienced Director of Facilities. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer, the Director of Facilities will have direct oversight of facilities and buildings and grounds.

The Director will also work collaboratively with team members and hospital leadership to plan, implement, and manage design and construction projects, including renovations.

The Director will ensure the optimal functioning of building systems, including mechanical and environmental systems, on a 24-hour basis. These systems and equipment will include, but are not limited to, Emergency Generators and Automatic Transfer Switches, fire alarm systems, sprinkler and fire protection systems, HVAC systems, chemical treatment systems, and other building life safety systems. In addition, the Director will be responsible for meeting and complying with The Joint Commission, CMS, EPA, and local AHJ standards and regulations. The Director will be responsible or maintaining all documentation required per Joint Commission standards for Life Safety and the Environment of Care.

There are 30 direct reports, including plumbers, mechanics, electricians, generalists, boiler plant operators, painters, and carpenters. The Director will have oversight of 6 satellite locations.



The select candidate will possess a Degree, preferably in Engineering, or related discipline. In lieu of a degree, equivalent years of knowledge and experience in a hospital facility management setting may be considered. 

The select candidate must have a minimum of 5 year’s management or supervisory experience in hospital facilities management and have a thorough knowledge of hospital regulations. Familiarity with state, local, and federal codes and inspection procedures relating to Life Safety and Construction, is preferred. Management of third-party service contractors is highly preferred. 

Heywood Hospital seeks a collaborative, visible leader. The Director must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. They must be a knowledgeable team builder, possessing both technical and soft skills. Staff mentorship and development is required.

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