Posted on July 11th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare’s state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy helps heal wounds
A diabetic for decades, things got grim for Donna three years ago when a diabetic ulcer appeared on her right toe. The pain was so intense she couldn’t put pressure on her foot. She tried over-the-counter treatments, but the wound would not heal.
Speare’s state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy helps heal wounds that have not healed in 30 or more days. Patients rest in a chamber, breathing pure oxygen that increases blood flow to the body’s tissues.
“It’s been a great experience,” says Donna. “The chamber was very comfortable and the staff was so nice, I enjoyed them all. “
When Donna completed her therapy, the staff surprised her with a little ceremony, presenting her with a certificate and flowers.
“I haven’t had a signed certificate like this since 1947 when I graduated from high school,” said Donna. “That was special because Robert Frost was our keynote speaker. But this is certainly worth celebrating.”
The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital is a nationally recognized Center of Distinction. Patients with wounds that don’t heal after 30 days often need the services we provide and nearly 96% of wounds are healed at our center with a 98% patient satisfaction rate. For more information visit our Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine or call for an appointment: 603-481-8780.
PRHS Operation Teddy Bear brings smiles to Speare
Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
2018 marks the third year the Plymouth Regional High School class of 2019 hosted the school’s annual ‘Operation Teddy Bear’ fundraiser. As a community service project, junior class officers sold colorful teddy bear cut-outs for one dollar each during school and special events. Students, teachers, and staff wrote names on the bears and they were […]
Speare Volunteers Share Their Talents, Time and Compassion
Posted on January 18th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
by Chris Fenn, Student & Volunteer Services Coordinator When a long-time volunteer recently found himself requiring medical services, he was encouraged to hear the ED provider refer to him as “one of our own.” Our volunteers understand what it is like to be part of the team at Speare Memorial Hospital. Though our healthcare providers […]