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.
Speare Schedules Annual Public Flu Shot Clinics
Posted on October 5th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Fall has arrived and so too has the focus on helping to prevent flu-related illness. Speare Memorial Hospital offers the flu vaccine to persons 18 years and older, and are available at several public flu shot clinics scheduled at the Hospital and in the surrounding communities. Vaccines are administered by a Registered Nurse and most […]
#DocsInSocks – September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month – #WhiteSockCampaign
Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. Physicians, clinicians, and staff at Speare Memorial Hospital participated in The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s White Sock Campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of PAD and early detection through one simple tool: a white sock. The white sock symbolizes the many patients […]