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 delivering care excellence every day.


Speare Memorial Hospital…

  • Ranked one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States, scoring best among critical access hospitals on the 2013 iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™, based on 56 publicly reported performance measures including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
  • Received the National Rural Health Resource Center Recognition for Quality Award for excellence in innovation in healthcare, and for demonstrating our commitment to offering the highest quality care to our patients and the communities we serve. Speare is one of only eight critical access hospitals nationwide to receive the award, and the only hospital in New Hampshire.
  • Named Hospital of Choice by the American alliance of Health Care Providers. Award given in recognition of quality performance and excellent customer services.


New Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center Opens


Katie Wood Hedberg, APRN, is the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator for the new Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center  at Speare Memorial Hospital.  Located just inside the Emergency Department entrance off Avery Street, the new Wound Care Center will be addressing a growing healthcare need in our communities. “Due to the changing health of […]


16th Annual Golf Classic

Owl's Nest resort & Golf Club

Speare Memorial Hospital is planning its 16th Annual Golf Classic that benefits our Dental Health Program. The Golf Classic is taking place on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club in Campton, New Hampshire. Your support will have an enormous impact on the dental health of children in our region.  Last […]


Speare Welcomes New CFO

Tom Lenkowski

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with his bachelor’s, Thomas Lenkowski considered four career options:  the Peace Corps , the Navy, healthcare or a pickle factory.  He chose healthcare, and since 1975 has worked in the hospital field. Today, Lenkowski is the new chief financial officer at Speare Memorial Hospital.  He describes the […]