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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Things To Do To Prevent the Flu

Reason Enough To Get VACCINATED!

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) n the Northern hemisphere, winter is the time for flu, but the exact timing and duration of flu seasons vary. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, sometimes lasting as late as May. The flu […]


Looking to be fit and healthy? The RehabFIT! Team can help

Jim Piantedosi Member Of The Month On His Bike At The Proudy 8 2015

The RehabFIT! Member of the Month is John Piantedosi “I decided to join RehabFit to strengthen my upper body.  During the Spring, Summer and Fall months I bike quite a bit for aerobic exercise and some leg strength.  Kevin and Zach are most helpful in continuing with my programs.  If I want to make some […]


Double the Love

Zumbach Family

Four years ago when Rebecca “Becky” and John Zumbach—both teachers in Gilford—moved to Ashland to be more centrally located between work and the mountains where they first met, the task of finding new doctors was simply part of their relocation process. A friend recommended Dr. Banister, at Plymouth OB/GYN, to Becky and having also heard […]