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Update on Consumer Antiseptic (antibacterial) Soaps

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

by Mary E. Ruppert, RN, BSN, CIC Infection Prevention Coordinator, Speare Memorial Hospital One infection is one too many. When you buy soaps and body washes for use at home, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading […]

Pajama donation helps Speare’s young patients sleep easier

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016

Each year Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort in Ashland, NH celebrates its opening weekend by holding a fundraiser. This year, thanks to the generosity of the campers twenty-nine pairs of youth pajamas were purchased and donated to Speare Memorial Hospital. Thanks to Elin Myers, campground manager, for organizing the fundraiser and guest Mary LaGarde for delivering […]

See Yourself in Stylish Frames   

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Eyeglass frames can be like shoes or bags to some women. They are a fun way to add some flare to your most visible feature—your face. When Crissy Williams learned at a recent eye exam that she needed glasses, she knew there was only one place for her to go, White Mountain Eyecare & Optical. […]

Better Breathing = A Better Life – It’s never too late!

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Struggling to breathe is a frightening, yet common, experience for over 3 million Americans each year living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, takes enough lives to make it the nation’s third leading cause of death. COPD develops slowly, with symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and […]

Congressional briefing on opioid epidemic held at Speare

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016

When Congresswomen Annie Kuster wanted to hold a briefing on the opioid epidemic in central New Hampshire, she called upon Speare and the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) that Speare is in partnership with. “The opioid and heroin epidemic is one of the PHAC’s top concerns,” says Michelle McEwen, president/CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital, “This […]

Colonoscopies just got better at Speare – and only at Speare

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Colonoscopies save lives. A major medical breakthrough, considered the most significant colonoscopy innovation in twenty years, can save even more lives. And you can benefit from this advancement right here, at Speare – and nowhere else in the Granite State. Surgeons use instruments called colonoscopes, or scopes, to look inside of your lower GI tract […]

Something to Smile About…

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Speare’s Golf Classic raises record-breaking funds to support Dental Health Program   The Speare Golf Classic held on June 9th to raise funds for the Dental Health Program, brought to mind the Mark Twain quote, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” Fortunately, the 50-degree temperatures and 30-mile-an-hour […]

Speare’s Wound Care Center Participates in Third Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Wound Care Center at Speare Memorial Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The third annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held from June 6 to June 10. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed Centers; the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare offers advanced therapies […]

Tickets On Sale Now for 2016 Golf Classic Raffle Prizes

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tickets for fabulous raffle prizes (scroll down to see the full list) will be available at the tournament and on sale to the public prior to the Golf Classic. Please review the schedule below for ticket sale locations and times. Ticket costs: 5 for $5 12 for $10 25 for $20 TICKET SALE SCHEDULE Wednesday, […]

It’s Time to Tee Up for the Speare Golf Classic

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On Thursday, June 09, 2016 the annual Speare Golf Classic will be held at Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club in Campton, New Hampshire. This tournament is the major fundraiser for Speare’s School Dental Health Program which began in 1998 to specifically target the pressing health issue of dental care as identified by residents of the central […]