Welcome to Speare Memorial Hospital

Located in the heart of New Hampshire, Speare Memorial Hospital is a leader in helping the communities of central New Hampshire achieve optimal health. From our humble beginnings as a soldiers and sailors hospital to being nationally recognized as one of the best community hospitals, Speare Memorial Hospital is partnering with patients to transition to a new era of healthcare by providing excellent healthcare for our community every day.

For 2015, and the fifth consecutive year Speare Memorial Hospital has been nationally ranked as both a HealthStrongTM and the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the country by iVantage Health Analytics—an achievement sustained by only 16 hospitals nationwide.  Additionally, the National Rural Health Association has designated Speare one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

NRHA Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

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Congressional briefing on opioid epidemic held at Speare

Heroin Council Meeting with Annie Kuster

When Congresswomen Annie Kuster wanted to hold a briefing on the opioid epidemic in central New Hampshire, she called upon Speare and the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) that Speare is in partnership with. “The opioid and heroin epidemic is one of the PHAC’s top concerns,” says Michelle McEwen, president/CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital, “This […]


Colonoscopies just got better at Speare – and only at Speare

FUSE With Colon5b Koren And Casey

Colonoscopies save lives. A major medical breakthrough, considered the most significant colonoscopy innovation in twenty years, can save even more lives. And you can benefit from this advancement right here, at Speare – and nowhere else in the Granite State. Surgeons use instruments called colonoscopes, or scopes, to look inside of your lower GI tract […]


Something to Smile About…

Golf Cover Photo Health Beat 2016

Speare’s Golf Classic raises record-breaking funds to support Dental Health Program   The Speare Golf Classic held on June 9th to raise funds for the Dental Health Program, brought to mind the Mark Twain quote, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” Fortunately, the 50-degree temperatures and 30-mile-an-hour […]