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Happy Feet and Diabetes: A Discussion

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The American Diabetes Association says that “feet should last a lifetime,” but diabetes can make it harder to keep feet healthy. Come meet Katie Wood Hedberg, APRN, Program Director of Speare Hospital’s Wound Care Center. Listen in as she explains how to spot the early signs of a sore foot, and when to seek medical […]

Meet Britt McDonald, PA-C

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Speare has launched a new provider video bio series to help you get to know our providers better.  Each week we will highlight one of providers. 

Jessica Case, PA-C, Joins Plymouth General Surgery

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Plymouth General Surgery is pleased to welcome Certified Physician Assistant Jessica Case to the team. Jessica joins Dr. Joe Casey and Dr. Jim Koren in providing continuing care for patients post-operatively and in the Wound Care &Hyperbaric Medicine Center. As a physician assistant, Jessica is a licensed and certified health professional who practices medicine with […]

Feeling the Burn of Chronic Reflux?

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New treatment introduced for Barrett’s Esophagus as a result of chronic reflux From heartburn to more serious symptoms, such as choking or trouble swallowing, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or reflux, affects an estimated 15 million Americans. Of those, 13 percent are estimated to have Barrett’s esophagus. Barrett’s is the development of abnormal tissue in the […]

New Options for Health Insurance

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The New Hampshire Health Protection Plan offers new options for insurance coverage for income qualified individuals and families.  Statewide information session are being over the next couple of weeks, with Laconia on June 16 and Littleton on June 25 being the closest for residents in central New Hampshire.  Please click the link below for more […]

Volunteers Honored as “Shining Stars”

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Speare Memorial Hospital’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was a tribute to old Hollywood glamour showcasing its “shining stars”—our volunteers—complete with a Speare Walk of Fame, featuring a star for each of the Hospital’s 48 volunteers. Student and Volunteer Services Coordinator Chris Fenn, welcomed everyone with a trip down memory lane noting Ann Blair had the […]

Speare Memorial Hospital is Ranked Among the Best Hospitals in the Country

Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

Speare Memorial Hospital kicked off its Hospital Week festivities by celebrating being named among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide on iVantage Health Analytics 2014 Top 100 list.  Additionally, Speare is ranked as a HealthStrong™ Hospital for 2014, a designation given to 547 of the 4,299 acute care hospitals in the United States. “We […]

Lab Introduces New Testing Options

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Laboratory Professionals Week celebrates professional medical technologists for the results they get for patients on a daily basis to assist in the detection and treatment of disease.   For Speare Memorial Hospital’s laboratory professionals, this year’s annual recognition also marks the introduction of increased testing options for higher quality and more exacting results in a shorter […]

Speare Primary Care Welcomes Vanessa Hahn, APRN

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vanessa Hahn, APRN, has always taken a holistic approach to healthcare. For many years she was a massage therapist and owned her own business. Through massage she worked collaboratively with a chiropractor and a naturopathic provider to address her patients’ needs. It is that same collaborative approach she hopes to have with her patients at […]

New Workplace Wellness Program Introduced

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PLYMOUTH, N.H. —For Ramandeep “Deep” Davis, a pharmacy technician at Speare Memorial Hospital, it was seeing herself in vacation pictures that made her take action. Norma Shields, medical technologist in the Laboratory, saw her new position at Speare as a as an opportunity to make other life changes as well. Over the previous 10 years, […]