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Speare is the place to have your babies

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2015

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 […]

Ashland Brownie Girl Scout Troop donates gift to first baby girl

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sarah Guyotte and Becka Morrill (left), leaders of Ashland Brownie Girl Scout Troop 20595, brought troop members Eva, Jocelyn, Emma, McKenzi, Bailey, Gracie, Kashia, Lillian, Ana, and Jianna to Speare Memorial Hospital on October 30 to donate a ‪‎baby bag full of gifts to be given to the first baby girl born at Speare after Halloween. […]

The pharmacist is a key health care professional

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015

October 18 – 24 was National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week. We’d like to thank our Pharmacy team for their efforts on behalf of patients and the profession. We recognize the significant role our pharmacists play as members of the healthcare team and celebrate all the ways that they improve care for our patients The pharmacist’s role in the health […]

Cardiac Rehab makes each day a positive, wonderful experience

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015

The first day Harry George came to Cardiac Rehab for his initial assessment, he was in a wheel chair. Nearly a year after open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve due to a bacterial infection, Harry was dancing down the halls of Speare. “Now I have two birthdays,” Harry says. “My actual birthday on […]

Healthcare Quality and Infection Prevention celebration raises money for 3-D Mammography

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015

On October 22 Speare Memorial Hospital celebrated Healthcare Quality and Infection Prevention Week.This was a time to celebrate all the hard work and focus everyone at Speare provides to these efforts. Infection prevention is everyone’s job. Each of us has an important role to play in keeping our patients safe from infection—and hand hygiene is key! Our team […]

Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Last week was Medical Assistants Recognition week and we’d like to thank all our Medical Assistants for their versatility, dedication and excellent work they do every day as members of our health care delivery team, performing administrative and clinical procedures. Medical assistants are the central figures in promoting and maintaining cooperative and successful relationships between patients […]

Building Better Hearts

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015

Building Better Hearts was the established goal of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, or Cardiac Rehab, when it was introduced as a new service at Speare Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2005. Opened as part of the hospital’s then recent renovation and expansion, the Cardiac Rehab program was developed in response to a community health need. […]

Cardiac Rehab: an Advantage Close to Home

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

MaryAnn’s story starts in March 2010 when she had a heart attack, was brought to Speare’s Emergency Department, and air lifted to Catholic Medical Center (CMC). After her hospitalization, she was referred to Speare’s Cardiac Rehab Program. Being a retired nurse who had an active lifestyle, MaryAnn appreciated the monitored exercise program and learned a […]

Speare’s It’s a Guy Thing Spotlights Men’s Health

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015

On Wednesday, November 4 from 5 – 8 p.m., Speare Memorial Hospital puts the spotlight on men’s health with its fourth annual ‘It’s a Guy Thing’. The event will be held at Speare Memorial at Boulder Point in Plymouth, located at 103 Boulder Point Drive, just off Tenney Mountain Highway. The evening begins at 5 p.m. […]

Cardiac Rehab combines exercise and education to transform patient’s lives

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015

The Cardiac Rehab program at Speare Memorial Hospital has been transforming patient’s lives for the past 10 years. Charlie Sniffen from Holderness, NH had a bypass and valve replacement before being referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Charlie admits he was doing all the wrong things. His primary care doctor, Dr. Young, kept worrying about him and telling […]