Memorial Hospital to Partner with MWV Chamber to Present Lunchtime Healthcare Workshops

February 26, 2018

NOTE: Spring into Spring with Running program has been rescheduled from March 8 due to the snowstorm to March 22. 

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Memorial Hospital will be presenting two free Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce BizBuzz lunchtime learning sessions in March in the hospital's Intervale Conference Room above its Outpatient Physical Therapy building, just north of the main entrance to the hospital on Route 16. All sessions run from 12-2pm.

The “Spring into Spring with Running” presentation has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 22. Presented by Dr. Matt Geary, DPT, at Memorial Hospital, this program will cover basic running biomechanics, choosing the proper footwear, associated strength training you can be doing now and how to create a “Couch to 5K” for your team or workplace.

Geary has completed post-graduate course work in various treatment philosophies and techniques including: Mulligan Concept, Graston Technique, and Spinal Manipulation in addition to numerous hours of functional training and sport specific seminars. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of New England, teaching orthopedics in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

On March 15, Justine Fierman, FNP-BC will present “Diabetes in the Workplace.” Justine will talk about how diabetes and prediabetes can affect your workforce and how being proactive with reasonable accommodations for individuals with diabetes can positively impact your business.

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 30 million children and adults nationwide -- that is 1 in 11 Americans. Care of people with diagnosed diabetes accounts for 1 in 5 health care dollars in the US. Indirect costs can include increased absenteeism, reduced productivity at work and inability to work due to a disease-related disability. Justine will help program attendees to gain a better understanding of the law related to anti-discrimination in the work place and gather tips and tools for handling diabetes emergencies of both employees and clients in the business setting.

Fierman is a Nurse Practitioner and Director of the Miranda Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology. Justine received her medical training from Misericordia University.

Business Buzz workshops are organized by Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and offer a wide variety of today’s important topics that impact your business or non-profit. These workshops are held monthly from 12-2 pm (bringing a lunch is encouraged) and are a great resource for your frontline employees and board directors to learn valuable tools and information.

Business Buzz is brought to you every month by Chalmers Insurance Group and Memorial Hospital. For more information about upcoming sessions, visit To register for these free workshops, call Michelle Gittleson at the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
603-356-5701 Ext. 300.

About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Physician practices include primary care and family medicine, women's health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer's and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus. Together, our staff and providers are committed to meeting the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by collaborating with community partners in the delivery of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate, and quality health care.