Summer Camp Safety

July 26th, 2017|

Summer camp is the perfect way for kids of all ages to enjoy their school break while staying active. There are a wide variety of camps in the area that provide activities for every child’s interest.   Most importantly, camp is about keeping your children’s minds and bodies healthy and growing! Remind your son or [...]

Vein Therapy

July 19th, 2017|

The following article was featured in the June 16, 2016 edition of the Lakeville Journal, "Ask the Hospitalist" column. For a complete copy of the newspaper, or for more information, please visit Hospitalists are specialists in the care of patients who are in a hospital. At Sharon Hospital, for the past 17 years, that [...]

Tick Safety

July 12th, 2017|

Stop Ticks Repellent, showers, and tick checks can stop ticks. Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention. Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when enjoying these activities, [...]

Door to Doc

July 5th, 2017|

One thing that Sharon Hospital takes a great deal of pride in, is our ability to have patients from their home to the hospital and under the care of a physician in a short amount of time. We are so confident in our Emergency Department wait times, that we keep them updated and listed right [...]

We hope to NOT see you this 4th!

June 28th, 2017|

Our advanced-trained Emergency Medical Team is ready to care for you — 24|7 Sharon Hospital’s Emergency Department is staffed by emergency medicine specialists who provide a full spectrum of emergency and trauma care 24 hours a day. Our team provides rapid evaluation and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Patients are seen by a medical [...]

Routine Screenings for Men’s Health

June 21st, 2017|

Blood Pressure - one of the easiest things to do for your health! The National Institute of Health recommends that men ages 18+ check their blood pressure at least once every two years. Cholesterol - measured with a simple blood test, this is recommended every five years. Well maintained cholesterol levels keeps you at a low [...]

Prostate Cancer & Hyperbaric Medicine

June 14th, 2017|

The Center of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Sharon Hospital Offers Treatments for Prostate Cancer Survivor JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH SHARON CT -- Approximately one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Prostate is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. [...]

Wound Care Awareness Week

June 7th, 2017|

Local Wound Care Center Participates in Fourth Annual Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week SHARON, CT -- The Wound Care Center at Sharon Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 5 to June 9. One of nearly [...]

Men’s Health Month

May 31st, 2017|

Men’s Health Month celebrates awareness, prevention, education and family and was created to increase awareness of preventable health problems, while encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. At Sharon Hospital, we understand your love for the important men in your life. Here are six ways to help your man improve his [...]

Better Hearing & Speech Month

May 24th, 2017|

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the many resources for communication. Our Advanced Therapy department offers a wide variety of services promoting better communication for: pediatric disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, childhood apraxia of speech and stuttering, and language disorders.

Mental Health in Adolescents

May 17th, 2017|

Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience, and good judgment—help adolescents to achieve overall wellbeing and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. Mood swings are common during adolescence. However, approximately one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental disorder, such as depression and/or anxiety disorders. Friends and family can watch for warning signs [...]

Stroke Awareness

May 10th, 2017|

Sharon Hospital is a designated Primary Stroke Center through HFAP. Sharon Hospital can care for stroke patients 24/7 We have partnered with Yale New Haven Stroke Center for 24/7 Telestroke services All of our physicians and nurses receive extensive training to care for stroke patients We have dedicated physical, speech and occupational therapists who provide [...]

Senior Behavioral Health Unit

May 3rd, 2017|

At the Senior Behavioral Health Unit (SBHU), our highly trained and compassionate staff offers help to families and caregivers. We believe that with the appropriate treatment, adults have the ability to preserve their dignity and quality of life at all stages of cognitive decline. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we age, our mental [...]

Our OT Department

April 19th, 2017|

Sharon Hospital employs four Occupational Therapists: · Jessica Bannerman is our only full-time OT – she does everything listed below and is also a certified LSVT – BIG provider, which is a program to improve mobility and movement in patients with Parkinson’s disease · We have two per diem OT's and another one that is [...]

What is Occupational Therapy?

April 5th, 2017|

Occupational therapy is an important, often under-utilized service, that helps people across their lifespan participate in the things that they want and need to do, through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. OT changes lives everyday. Occupational therapists help people restore their ability to perform activities of daily living that may have become impaired due [...]

Eat the rainbow!

March 22nd, 2017|

And no, we don't mean skittles. Read on for a list of healthy, nutrient-dense and vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables that you should try to incorporate into your diet. RED: Tomatoes, watermelon, cranberries, pink grapefruit, guava Lycopene is what gives a red pigment and is a powerful antioxidant. ORANGE/YELLOW: Carrots, mangos, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apricots Orange group [...]

Slash Sugar!

March 8th, 2017|

Without even realizing it, you are probably consuming more than the daily recommended amount of sugar every day! Sugar is often added to foods that don't even taste sweet such as breads, dressings and snacks and can lead to tooth decay, diabetes, weight gain and heart disease. How do you cut out the sugar? Read [...]

Caring for your heart health

February 22nd, 2017|

Effective treatment of cardiovascular disease begins with complete and accurate diagnosis. At Sharon Hospital, our team is trained to diagnose cardiovascular problems through a full range of noninvasive cardiology procedures. We provide a full range of noninvasive cardiac testing, preventative cardiology and rehabilitative services. Our team of board certified cardiologists and internists, specially trained cardiovascular [...]

We fix broken hearts

February 15th, 2017|

Meet Our Cardiologist

February 8th, 2017|

Dr. Donald Soucier Chief of Staff Chief of Cardiology Director of Medical Education Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease He received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Cardiologists diagnose and treat heart disease, such as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm [...]

National Wear Red Day

February 1st, 2017|

February is not only about Valentine's Day. On February 3rd, we celebrate National Wear Red Day. Raise awareness for American Heart Month by wearing red on Friday. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Through education, fundraising and action we have the [...]

How much exercise is enough?

January 25th, 2017|

Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight or gain muscle, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, the average adult should be participating in at least 30 minutes of physical activity everyday! Keeping up with aerobic activity and strength training will keep you at a healthy weight and prevents the development of [...]

Eating well

January 18th, 2017|

Eating well for the new year does NOT mean falling into diet fads or completely avoiding the things that you want and the foods that comfort you. Why eat well if you're not overweight? It helps you avoid depression. Contrary to popular belief, binging on comfort foods will not reduce stress. Eating well helps your [...]

Choose the right doctor for you

January 11th, 2017|

Picking a primary care physician (PCP) is one of the most important health decisions that you will make, at any age in life and often, it's done without much thought or based solely off of insurance. Nothing can really give you a feel for whether you've selected the right doctor like a face-to-face meeting. Treat your [...]

Make a Resolution and Keep It!

January 4th, 2017|

Year after year, the majority of the population makes a New Year's Resolution and then shortly after, gives up. Half of the most popular resolutions are health related including: to quit smoking, lose weight, destress and to sleep more. These are all extremely important to live a healthy lifestyle and shouldn't be ignored so easily. [...]

Tips for keeping warm

December 15th, 2016|

Most of the area, including CT, MA and NY, are under a Wind Chill Advisory and a High Wind Warning from now until part of Saturday. Do your best to stay warm and look out for those who might not be able to take care of themselves such as the elderly, children and your furry [...]

2016 Men’s Health Fair

November 9th, 2016|

2016 Men's Health Fair, Screenings & Lecture Wednesday, November 30th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Main Lobby at Sharon Hospital Meet our healthcare providers and take part in a variety of free health screenings including: ● Lab Draw for PSA ● Ask the Doctor ● Orthopedic Screening ● Golf Swing & Postural Assessments ● Stroke Risk [...]

Early detection is key

November 2nd, 2016|

Every woman should know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer, and any time an abnormality is discovered, it should be investigated by a healthcare professional. Most people who have breast cancer symptoms and signs will initially notice only one or two, and the presence of these symptoms and signs do not automatically mean that [...]

“Being Mortal”

October 19th, 2016|

In conjunction with the Salisbury Visiting Nurses Association, Sharon Hospital is holding a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on October 30, 11:30am-1:30pm at The Moviehouse in Millerton. “Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores [...]

Dementia: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Sabooh Mubbashar, MD

October 11th, 2016|

Join Medical Director of the Sharon Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Unit, Dr. Sabooh Mubbashar, MD for lunch and a discussion about Dementia. When: Monday, October 24th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Where: Sharon Hospital, Board Conference Room 2 RSVP 860-364-4288

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5th, 2016|

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Sharon Hospital by getting a mammogram. Free mammograms are available to all women on October 18th and 21st from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Extended hours mammograms are available on October 4th, 11th and 25th from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  

Flu Vaccine Clinic at Sharon Hospital!

September 21st, 2016|

Protect yourself and the ones you love...get vaccinated against the flu! Held by the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, visit Sharon Hospital on Monday, October 3rd from 11AM to 2PM for an influence vaccine. If you are self paying, the fee is $35 per person and we accept cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. Participating insurances include [...]

Sharon Hospital to Join Forces with HealthQuest!

September 16th, 2016|

Sharon Hospital just got great news in the form of joining forces with Health Quest, which will allow Sharon to return to non-profit status, while expanding services for patients.  The hospital anticipates expanding the staff, especially being able to recruit new staff physicians.  The community will have the opportunity to ask questions at upcoming public [...]

Fun for all at the Vintage Race Car Parade

September 8th, 2016|

Sharon Hospital recently participated in the Vintage Race Car Parade ran by Lime Rock Park. The annual event traveled 15 miles through Lime Rock, Lakeville, Salisbury and into Falls Village for a street fair and celebration!

Zika Lunch and Learn Presentation with Dr. Finch

August 31st, 2016|

Douglas Finch, M.D. is Sharon Hospital's Infectious Disease Specialist and the Chief of Infection Control. He will be holding a review of the latest Zika Virus Epidemic. Join him in Board Conference Room 2 at Sharon Hospital on Friday, September 9th from 12-1:00 PM to learn more about this rapidly evolving insect born disease. Learn about symptoms, [...]

Happy World Breastfeeding Week

August 3rd, 2016|

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual event August 1 to 7 in more than 120 countries. It was celebrated first in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The focus of this celebration is to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Breastfeeding has immediate and long lasting health benefits [...]

New Speech Language Pathologist at Sharon Hospital

July 27th, 2016|

Sharon Hospital is pleased to welcome Haley Wheeler, Speech Language Pathologist to the Advanced Therapy team. Haley is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders and Sciences and a Master’s in Speech Pathology. She comes to us with experience with adult dysphagia and language disorders, as well [...]

Zika Virus Symposium with Dr. Finch

July 19th, 2016|

According to the Center for Disease Control main website at, Zika Virus can be transmitted through mosquito bites, from a pregnant woman to her fetus, sex or possibly by a blood transfusion. Symptoms can vary and many people won't experience any. Common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain or red eyes. One major issue [...]

Meeting the new students at Sharon Hospital

July 11th, 2016|

For the first year and with the direction of the Director of Medical Education, Dr. Soucier and the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marshall, Sharon Hospital has introduced a one-year medical student program. Twelve students following a curriculum in Osteopathic Medicine will be taking up temporary residence in the town of Sharon and will be working [...]

“Varicose veins and how to treat them”

June 24th, 2016|

The following article was featured in the June 16, 2016 edition of the Lakeville Journal, "Ask the Hospitalist" column. For a complete copy of the newspaper, or for more information, please visit Hospitalists are specialists in the care of patients who are in a hospital. At Sharon Hospital, for the past 17 years, that [...]

Senior Behavioral Health Unit

June 12th, 2016|

May was Mental Health Awareness Month, but just because the month is over, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't be looking out for family members, friends and neighbors when it comes to senior behavioral health. Our acute care Senior Behavioral Health Unit is a psychiatric service designed for those 55 and older. Make sure that [...]

Listen to us on WHDD!

June 1st, 2016|

Did you know that Sharon Hospital is on the radio? Tune into our local NPR station on 91.9 FM or 1020 AM for interviews with healthcare professionals from Sharon. You can also visit our Podcast page for direct links to listen to the interview of your choice. Learn more from our specialists in Wound Care, Women's [...]