Speare Memorial Hospital


National Nurses Week Celebrates Ethical Practice – Quality Care

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

  National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This week celebrates the vital role nurses play in delivering safe, quality patient care. The theme for this year’s event, chosen by the American Nurses Association, is ‘Ethical Practice. Quality Care’ and recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing and acknowledges […]

Mammograms:  When to Screen is the Question

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

by Dr. Joseph Ebner, Plymouth OB/GYN It seems that every couple years a new study is published that calls into question the timing of breast cancer screening with mammograms.  This is because medicine is a science, and as a science, our knowledge continues to grow, often adding to current knowledge, but at times replacing our […]

Giving Matters

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

By: Julie DeGalan, Director of Development Do you spend time surfing the Internet or checking Facebook using your PC or tablet? Do you use your mobile phone to stay in contact with family and friends? It seems that everywhere we turn, we rely on these types of devices to make our lives easier and more […]

Back Home at Boulder Point

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Despite its “higher” elevation located off Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth, Speare Memorial at Boulder Point – home of Choice Physical Therapy, RehabFIT medical fitness program, and Speare Memorial Hospital’s affiliated practices – found itself underwater the morning of January 12, 2015.   A water pipe that fed the building’s humidification system located on the roof had burst.  The result was three […]

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and the statistics surrounding esophageal cancer are truly alarming, making awareness and education very important. Today, take a few minutes to learn the facts about esophageal cancer and become familiar with the symptoms and risk factors. The information might just save your life, or the life of someone you […]

Speare celebrates its volunteers

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

The best gift you could ever give someone is your time, because you’re giving them something that you’ll never get back. Every April since 1974 National Volunteer Week has been celebrated to recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service. This program, established by Points of Light in 1974, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek […]

Call to Action:  National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015

By Kathy Wieliczko, Director of Patient Care Services Speare Memorial Hospital, along with Pemi-Baker Community Health and Mid-State Health Center, are leading an effort locally to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. We will be providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and […]

Speare Issues RFP for Community Health Grants

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Speare Memorial Hospital has issued its annual request for proposals from qualifying organizations to its Community Health Grant Program. Organizations eligible to apply must be: Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Aligned closely with Speare’s primary service area including the towns of Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, […]

A little laughter goes a long way

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is National Stress Awareness Month and National Humor Month. The saying “Laughter is the best medicine” has been around for years. It’s not an “old wive’s tale”, it really does have a number of positive effects. According to researchers at Mayo Clinic “A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load […]

Places to Go and Things to Do

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

“We can fix that,” were four words Bob Keith of Moultonborough thought he would never hear. Over the last decade Bob’s quality of life had diminished due to growing discomfort from a surgical wound that would not heal. Then the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center opened at Speare, and Dr. Koren gave Bob new […]