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A year-long journey

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scary . . . frustrating . . . great. These words best sum up Kathleen “Kathy” Brown’s past year beginning on July 1, 2014. It was her birthday, but instead of celebrating, Kathy found herself in the Emergency Department at Speare Memorial Hospital with severe abdominal pain, noting, “For me to come to the ER […]

Cupcake Challenge raises funds for scholarships

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Speare Memorial Hospital employees really raised the bar on creativity and flavor for this year’s Cupcake Challenge. Cupcakes were sold for $1.50 each or $5 for a box of four. All proceeds are going to help fund for local students entering a healthcare program. Thank you to our contest judges and everyone who baked and decorated cupcakes for […]

Speare Employees Give Blood to Help Save Lives

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

One pint of blood can help save 3 lives. On April 19, 2105 several Speare Memorial Hospital employees took part in the hospital’s annual employee blood drive with the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save […]

Sold out crowd makes Speare Memorial Hospital’s 6th Annual Women’s Health Event a Smashing Success

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016

The torrential downpour on Thursday, April 7, 2016 didn’t dampen the spirit of the sold-out crowd attending Speare Memorial Hospital’s 6th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom event in Plymouth, NH. This event is the hospital’s annual ladies night where learning and socializing are keys to rejuvenating, re-energizing and rejoicing in the similarities and differences that unite all women. Prior to the […]

Thanks and Sláinte – Good Health – to all!

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thanks to all the runners‬ and walkers who came out on March 19, 2016 to participate in the 3rd annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Plymouth, NH. Close to 250 men, women, children and dogs turned downtown Plymouth, NH green at this year’s fun run / health walk, geared toward encouraging people to get up, get out and […]

Buy your tickets now for Speare’s 6th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

It’s time to rejuvenate and re-energize at our 6th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom! CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS ONLINE CLICK HERE TO BE AN EXHIBITOR This is our annual ladies night out. It is a women’s health event with two featured speakers, a light supper buffet, wine tasting, vendors, a raffle and a lot of fun tossed […]

March 13 – 19 is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, emphysema, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Since 2010 Speare Memorial Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehab program has been helping people with COPD, through a program of exercise, education and support, learn to breathe and function at the […]

Speare Goes Blue to Help Raise Awareness About Colon Cancer

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Employees spur education and action by participating in national awareness movement One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. Colon cancer typically has no symptoms until it has already progressed to later stages making it much more difficult to treat. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United […]

Join the 3rd Annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle!

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

To mark the start of the spring season, this year’s Shamrock Shuffle is being held on Saturday, March 19th, the day before the vernal equinox.  The days are getting longer, the flowers will be poking their heads out of the ground soon and there’s no time like the present to get up, get out, and get […]

Speare employees wear red to help raise awareness

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable. On February 5, 2016, to help raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat, many employees at Speare Memorial Hospital took part in National Wear Red Day® which provides an opportunity for everyone to unite to raise awareness about the fact that […]