This department is comprised of nurses and social workers who collaborate with other health care providers in ensuring that services which best meet the needs of each patient are timely and available. Staff assists patients and families in exploring options for follow-up care post-hospitalization, including short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term placements. In addition, the department is a resource to the community for information on support groups, health care proxies, and many other health related services. For more information, please call 508-236-7680.
Diabetes Management Program
The Diabetes Management Program at Sturdy, which is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, is an interactive educational process led by a Diabetes Educator. The program focuses on seven self-care behaviors for improved health and quality of life: healthy eating, being active, monitoring blood sugar, taking medication, reducing risks, problem solving, and healthy coping. Patients take part in educational sessions with a Diabetes Educator that include an assessment of needs, review of the disease process, tips to assist in overcoming barriers, and how to incorporate blood glucose testing and medications into daily routine. A physician referral is required. For additional information, please call the Diabetes Office Coordinator at 508-236-7151.
International Travel Medicine
Occupational Health Service (OHS) provides for individualized, destination-specific travel appointments. Appointments are tailored to the individual and take into consideration patients' health status, past vaccination history, travel destination, and length of stay. Detailed educational materials are also provided, and corporate accounts can be arranged for persons traveling abroad for business.
Accredited by the College of American Pathologists, the Laboratory is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. A multitude of testing capabilities include blood chemistry, hematology, microbiology, transfusion services and cytology. For more information, please call 508-236-7800.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital's Medical Library is available to staff, patients, and visitors on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am - 4pm. For more information, please call 508-236-7920.
The Medical Records Department is available to provide information from patients' medical records from 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday. Copies of birth certificates may be obtained from Attleboro City Hall. For more information, please call 508-236-8300.
Registered Dietitians help people to make wise food choices to meet their health needs. A plan tailored to each patient's requirements, preferences and lifestyle is provided. Inpatient and outpatient services are available. Call 508-236-8039.
Occupational Therapists work with patients of all ages to facilitate or improve the level of function that will encourage independence. Orthopedic injuries, neurological illnesses, and general medical conditions are examples of conditions treated by an occupational therapist. Evaluation and treatment are provided upon referral by a physician. For more information, please call 508-236-7380.
An outpatient program designed to minimize or eliminate your pain and enable you to resume daily activities. For more information, please call 508-236-8333.
The program includes exercise training dedicated to those with Parkinson's disease. Exercises are designed to improve balance and flexibility, as well as increase strength and energy. Our friendly environment also provides emotional support. For more information, please call 508-236-7390.
Physical therapists work with people of all ages who have musculo-skeletal, orthopedic, and neurological disorders to improve function and decrease discomfort. Evaluation and treatment programs are provided upon referral from a physician. For more information, please call 508-236-7380.
A "Sturdy Spine": This program for patients with neck and/or back pain, run by Sturdy Memorial's Physical Therapy Department, combines targeted stretching and exercise with individual assessment and goal setting to decrease pain and improve function. To learn more, call Physical Therapy at 508-236-7380.
Aquatic Physical Therapy: The Physical Therapy Department at Sturdy Memorial offers Aquatic Physical Therapy at the Attleboro YMCA Texins Activity Center's pool with a licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. This program can help improve function for patients with conditions including low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, recovery from total joint replacements, and fibromyalgia or other myofacial pain syndromes. To learn more, call Physical Therapy at 508-236-7380.
Sturdy Physical Therapy At The Attleboro Y: Sturdy Physical Therapy services are geared to active people of all ages and are available to Y members as well as the public. A physician referral is required. For more information and to make an appointment, call 508-455-0442.
Certified Speech-Language Pathologists provide a full range of therapy services to patients of all ages. We treat individuals with swallowing difficulties, including the ability to complete Modified Barium Swallowing Studies. Speech therapy is available for communication concerns incurred by stroke, neurological problems, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and infectious diseases. For more information, please call 508-236-8836.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a designated provider of primary stroke services through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). A multidisciplinary team of practitioners in emergency medicine, nursing, neurology, radiology, and the laboratory provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients who present with acute stroke symptoms. Patients also have the support of ongoing evaluations offered by speech, occupational, and physical therapy. Additionally, the Stroke Committee oversees and monitors the program for quality improvement and provides ongoing direction for our stroke services, assessments, and treatments. Click here to read more about our Stroke Services.
Sturdy Plus Services
Sturdy Plus is designed to make highly specialized medical advice, diagnoses and treatment available directly and conveniently to members of our communities. Services include allergy, neurosurgery, and infectious diseases. For more information, please call 508-236-7098.
TB Chest Clinic
Sturdy Memorial Hospital operates a state-sponsored free TB Chest Clinic, providing diagnostic and treatment services to Massachusetts residents who are:
Services do not include routine or initial TB skin testing. The clinic is located in Occupational Health services and is open the first Tuesday of every month from 5pm - 7pm. Appointments are by referral from primary care physician or health department only. Please call 508-236-7511 with any questions.
The Mansfield Health Center, a unit of Sturdy Memorial Hospital, offers walk-in health services on weekdays. The walk-in clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staffed by experienced, certified physician assistants and nurse practitioners, the Mansfield Health Center walk-in clinic specializes in treating acute illnesses or injuries that do not warrant a visit to the emergency room. The walk-in clinic is ideal for residents who are unable to see their primary care physicians for treatment of such illnesses or injuries. Furthermore, the Center's convenient onsite laboratory and digital radiology departments assist staff in providing timely, thorough health care. Mansfield Health Center, located at 200 Copeland Drive, accepts most insurance plans. For more information, call 508-339-4144.
Prevention is the key to achieving and maintaining good health. Our six-week wellness exercise program will improve your physical conditioning through individual exercise prescriptions, clinical supervision, aerobic and strength training, dietary guidance and assistance with smoking cessation. For more information, please call 508-236-7390.