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.

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Cardiac Rehab combines exercise and education to transform patient’s lives

Charlie Sniffen

The Cardiac Rehab program at Speare Memorial Hospital has been transforming patient’s lives for the past 10 years. Charlie Sniffen from Holderness, NH had a bypass and valve replacement before being referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Charlie admits he was doing all the wrong things. His primary care doctor, Dr. Young, kept worrying about him and telling […]


Speare’s Cardiac Rehab – Changing Lives for 10 Years

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  Building Better Hearts was the established goal of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, or Cardiac Rehab, when it was introduced as a new service at Speare Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2005. Opened as part of the hospital’s then recent renovation and expansion, the Cardiac Rehab program was developed in response to a community health need. […]


Speare Schedules Annual Public Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Season Ahead

  Fall has arrived and so too has the focus on helping to prevent flu-related illness. Speare Memorial Hospital offers the flu vaccine to persons 18 years and older, and are available at several public flu shot clinics scheduled at the Hospital and in the surrounding communities. Vaccines are administered by a Registered Nurse and […]