Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Annual Golf Classic Raised Over $33,000 for School Dental Health Program
Despite ominous predictions of rain, the sun came out on June 6th for Speare’s 21st Annual Golf Classic.
“A great group of golfers joined us for the fundraiser,” says Cheryl Callnan, director of development at Speare and coordinator of the event. “We are so pleased that more than $33,000 was raised for our School Dental Health Program!”
Participants enjoyed food, fun, and fabulous prizes provided by event sponsors and donors.
“The generosity of our sponsors and the time and hard work that our tournament volunteers put in make this event such a success,” says Ruth Doane, dental hygienist for the Program. “All of the dental services that we provide through the Program are either free or at a low cost, and the funds raised from the golf tournament ensure that we can continue to provide these services.”
Speare’s School Dental Health Program, now in its 21st year, benefits from a strong collaboration between local schools, area dentists, school nurses, parents, students, and Speare Memorial Hospital.
“When I moved to Plymouth and learned about this program, I knew I wanted to get involved and sponsoring the golf tournament was a great way to do this,” says Dr. Joan Kirschner of Plymouth General Dentistry.” Tooth decay is preventable, yet it remains a chronic childhood disease. Children need access to, and education about, the importance of oral care and that’s the mission of Speare’s program.”
Preceptor Workshop: Developing the Informal Leader
Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare has recently been working with Amanda B. Fay, MSN, RN, Assistant Clinical Nursing Professor, Plymouth State University. Amanda has presented to 5 groups of hospital-wide department staff since April – Total 48 staff. The Preceptor workshop is designed specifically focusing on neuroscientific principles to engage the learner actively through discussion, story, and experiential exercises. […]
A Healthy Home – Maintaining a Healthy Environment
Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Patients at Speare Memorial Hospital consistently rank the hospital’s cleanliness as high and often comment about it in satisfaction surveys. In charge of keeping Speare hygienic, Jerica Vallie, director of environmental services, knows best how to clean a home and keep the germs out. Part of a healthy lifestyle is maintaining a healthy environment to […]