Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Carol Carignan is honored by Sturdy Hospital for 45 years of service.
Wednesday, May 8
Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently recognized 250 employees for a combined total of 3,195 years of service at the annual awards dinner held recently at the Holiday Inn located in Mansfield. Top honors went to Carol Carignan, who was honored for 45 years of service. A complete listing of honored employees follows: 45 Year Award: Carol Carignan. 35 Year Award: Linda Billman, Leona Bizier, Kimberly Cavalieri, Catherine Cottuli, Susan Dolan, Kevin Dyer, Stephen Hanley, Lillian Pospisil, Bruce Provencal, William Roberts, Susan Rounds, and Elise Servant. 30 Year Award: Melanie Almond, Ellen Gilbert, Karen Langille, Deborah Lima, Karin Nerney, and Kristen Williams. 25 Year Award: Bruce Auerbach, MD, Susan Bourque, Lynne Buswell, Judith Byrne, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Mrs. June Landry was a resident of Wrentham for more than 50 years.
Friday, April 26
(From Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home) June E. (Lougee) Landry, 74, of Wrentham, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late David R. Landry, who died in 2006. Born June 1, 1938, in Plainville, a daughter of the late Fredrick and Irene (Chelotti) Lougee, she was raised and educated in Plainville, and was a resident of Wrentham for more than 50 years. In her earlier years, she worked for the Whiting & Davis Company as a press operator, and most recently assisted her daughter in the operation of the Best Deli in Franklin since 2003. June loved to cook, and spend time gardening. She also enjoyed taking care of her beloved dogs; Bandito, Tia …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A free program will talk about bladder issues.
Wednesday, April 3
The Center for Bladder & Pelvic Health at OB/GYN Associates of Attleboro is presenting a free program on Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehabilitation (PFMR), which treats a wide range of bladder disorders in a noninvasive, painless way. Dr. Barbara Stricker, board certified obstetrician-gynecologist, and Barbara Baxter, board certified physician assistant, will present this program. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The program will be held Thursday, April 11, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Center for Bladder & Pelvic Health, located at 671 North Main St. in Attleboro. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations are necessary and are available on a first come, first served basis. To register for the program, please call 508-…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 26.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, March 11
Wound Management Services (WMS) at Sturdy Memorial Hospital recognizes the 25th annual American Diabetes Alert Day Tuesday, March 26. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the purpose of Diabetes Alert Day is to awaken the American public about the seriousness of the disease. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, but seven million of those are not aware of their condition. Early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment and postponing or preventing its related complications such as heart and kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. Chronic, nonhealing wounds, particularly in the feet, are more probable in diabetics than in nondiabetics for a number of reasons, including nerve damage and poor circulation. Wound …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Michael Thursby, DO named president.
Saturday, March 9
Sturdy Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2013 medical staff officers and department/section chiefs. Sturdy Memorial’s 2013 medical staff officers are: President: Michael Thursby, DO Vice president: Steven Frank, DO Secretary/treasurer: Jonathan Shapiro, MD Immediate past president: Mark Young, MD Sturdy Memorial’s 2013 department/section chiefs are: Ambulatory care/emergency medicine: Brian Kelly, MD Anesthesia: Mark Lebovits, MD Family medicine: Steven Frank, DO Imaging: Kenneth Kaplan, MD Medicine: Glenn Tucker, MD Hospitalists: Tzvi Bluestone, MD Obstetrics/gynecology: Lawrence Greb, MD Orthopedics: J. Jeffrey Poggi, MD Pathology: Richard Smith…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winner will get cash prize.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, March 5
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 21 through April 27, Sturdy Memorial Hospital is holding an essay contest. Rockland Trust is the official sponsor of this year’s contest and the entries will be judged by the Greater Attleboro Women of Today and the Women at Work Museum. The essay contest is open to area students in grades 6 through 12. This year’s theme is “Volunteers – making a difference in the lives of others." Essays will be judged on originality, clarity of thought and writing skills. Essays need to be typed, doubled-spaced and not more than 500 words. All entries must be received by March 29. Winners will receive cash prizes donated by Rockland Trust. The first-place winners will be asked to read their winning …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sturdy Memorial Hospital is offering an exercise and movement program fro cancer patients.
Tuesday, February 26
The Oncology Department at Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a six-week “Healthy-Steps” exercise and movement program for cancer patients on Thursdays from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Conference Rooms D & E. “Healthy-Steps” is a therapeutic exercise program provided by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, which combines gentle movements, dance, and music to improve overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength, and endurance, as well as emotional wellbeing and self-image. The class is taught by a certified Lebed Method instructor. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Lists of physicians accepting patients available.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, February 22
For people who are new to the area or need a new physician, Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a free physician referral service. Over 150 physicians, including OB/GYNs, internists and family practitioners, are on the active staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. In addition, there are also many specialists affiliated with the Hospital. By calling 508-236-8500, a representative can assist you in finding an appropriate physician for your needs, keeping in mind your insurance specifications. You may also request a list of hospital affiliated physicians accepting patients. Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit acute care community hospital which serves southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Skin Cancer Prevention Tips From Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
The “healthy glow” of a tan has a darker side, one that many Americans ignore when they seek sunlight or tanning booths, and forget or forgo sunscreen or fail to use it properly. A tan is evidence of sun damage, and an indication that a person has high ultraviolet (UV) exposure and is at a higher risk than others to get skin cancer. Skin cancer has become the mostcommon form of cancer in the United States, as stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS), which one in five of us will get in our lifetimes. It is also the most preventable form of cancer. Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care physicians recommend practicing safe-sun habits and routinely looking for signs of skin cancer. Adhere to the following advice to help protect you and …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Emergency Care Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers prevention and awareness tips.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Summer is the perfect time for enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, summer is also tick season. “Whether your activities are hiking, camping, or even taking a walk or gardening in the backyard, you are at risk for Lyme disease because deer ticks, which carry the infection, could be anywhere outdoors,” said Dr. Brian Kelly, associate chief of ambulatory services at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and board certified Emergency Medicine physician. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Untreated, the bacterium travels through the bloodstream and establishes itself in various tissues, which can cause a number of symptoms, some of which are severe. “This year, we are seeing an increase in the amount of Lyme disease…