Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Local Bank Donates to Speare Wound Care Center
Rick Wyman, president of Meredith Village Savings Bank, recently visited Speare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center to present a donation for the purchase of an ankle-brachial index (ABI) device.
“The community has always been at the heart of our mission,” says Rick. “We are thrilled to have played a small role in the hospital’s ability to provide even more to the local region. Their recent investment in an ABI device lessens the need for patients to travel for specialized medical treatment. We’re very honored to offer them any assistance we can for the benefit of the Greater Plymouth community.”
The ABI provides a quick, noninvasive way to measure blood pressure at the ankle, which can then be compared with measurements taken at the patient’s arm.
“This is especially important when treating wounds for patients who have an insufficient blood flow from the legs to the heart,” says Rebecca Sayre, clinical program director at the Center. “It is also used for patients with peripheral arterial disease.”
The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a comprehensive center offering highly specialized wound care. It has earned Healogics’ prestigious
Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence Award for three consecutive years. This reflects the Center’s extraordinary clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Weight Loss Surgery at Speare
Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
It’s time. Medical science has determined that weight loss surgery saves lives. Maybe it can save yours or the life of someone you know. After much anticipation, Plymouth General Surgery has opened its Weight Loss Surgery Center at Speare. Offering two of the most successful and widely performed procedures—gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—patients are now […]
Esophageal Cancer: On the Rise
Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
While many cancer deaths are decreasing across our country, there is one growing at an alarming rate – esophageal cancer. And this is of tremendous concern to Dr. Joseph Casey, of Plymouth General Surgery. “Cancer of the esophagus is one of the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the United States, with nearly 18,000 new cases […]