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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Speare’s Oncology Clinic Welcomes Dr. Benitez

Speare's Oncology Clinic staff welcomes Dr. Benitez (pictured from l-r) Linda Reisert,MSN,RN,OCN, Ann Marie Piper,RN,OCN, Dr. Benitez, Kim Brace,HUC, and Sarah Marshall,BSN,RN,OCN

The Oncology Clinic at Speare Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Cibar Benitez, M.D. Dr. Benitez is a physician with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC), of which Speare’s Oncology Clinic is a regional affiliate, offering patients access to sophisticated cancer care close to home. Trained as an internal medicine physician, Dr. Benitez is […]


Speare Named One of the Nation’s 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know

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Speare Memorial Hospital has been named among 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in the United States. The list, compiled for the first time by Becker’s Hospital Review features critical access hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities, rising above to meet the needs of their patients. “This designation is another testament to […]


Speare Primary Care Welcomes Dr. Michael Watto

Dr. Mike Watto

Speare Primary Care is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Watto to the practice. Dr. Watto will be accepting new patients age 13 years and older beginning September 8. Appointments can be made by calling Speare Primary Care at (603) 536-1881. The office is located on the second floor of Speare Memorial at Boulder Point, 103 […]