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 the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

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July is National Blueberry Month

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 The Benefits of Blueberries Blueberries are the original fast food and are powerhouses packed with vitamin C. One cup of raw blueberries provides about 15 milligrams of vitamin C — or 20 percent of the daily intake the Institute of Medicine recommends for women. Blueberries Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy According to the American Optometric Association, scientific evidence […]


Healthy eyes are always in style

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Being in the sun should always mean taking precautions against damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But, despite the health risks and repeated warnings, only 40 percent of consumers* say protecting their eyes from sun damage is the primary reason they wear sunglasses. When shopping for sunglasses it’s important to remember that although a great pair of shades […]


Speare’s Family Advisors Help Transform Waiting/Resting Areas from “Drab to Fab”

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It all started two years ago. Members of Speare Memorial Hospital’s 10-member Family Advisory Committee were touring the hospital with their coordinator Kathy Wieliczko, director of social services, and stopped in the Solarium; a resting/waiting area for patients and families located in the northwest corner of the hospital on the second floor. “One of the […]