October 4, 2012
The Laryngectomy Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Sister Rose Vincent Conference Room on the first floor of the hospital. The Laryngectomy Support Group is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Medical Center. There will be a round-table discussion regarding the biggest problem for those individuals with a laryngectomy and how to solve them.
A laryngectomy is the procedure to remove a person’s larynx and separates the airway from the mouth, nose and esophagus. The laryngectomee breathes through an opening in the neck, called a stoma.
The public is welcome to attend. If you have questions, please contact the Speech Therapy Department at 734-3475. The meetings for the Laryngectomy Support Group are held the second Thursday of each month at 12 p.m.