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.”
Speare SIM Lab: Learning Together… While Giving Back
Posted on January 29th, 2020 by Speare Memorial Hospital
After serving as a clinical training site for Plymouth State University (PSU) nursing students for nearly a decade, Speare and PSU embarked upon a new training opportunity this year. PSU nursing students learn first-hand how to access and triage patients in the school’s state-of-the-art simulation lab, working with students who are trained to act out […]
School Nurses: a Shared Support
Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Speare Memorial Hospital
From stomach bugs to caring hugs, Speare nurses are at the frontline, keeping our children safe and healthy. Employed by Speare, school nurses work in eight local schools and live in the communities we serve. Having these qualified community members charged with caring for the children in our neighborhoods is what makes the Speare/SAU 48 […]