Speare Memorial Hospital


Looking to be fit and healthy? The RehabFIT! Team can help

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015

The RehabFIT! Member of the Month is John Piantedosi “I decided to join RehabFit to strengthen my upper body.  During the Spring, Summer and Fall months I bike quite a bit for aerobic exercise and some leg strength.  Kevin and Zach are most helpful in continuing with my programs.  If I want to make some […]

Today’s a Great Day to Quit

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015

You don’t have to wait until the New Year to make a resolution to kick the habit. Today is the Great American Smokeout and a great day to give up smoking for good. According to the website for the American Cancer Society, the idea for the Great American Smokeout grew from a 1970 event in Randolph, Massachusetts, at which Arthur P. […]

COPD: It’s Not Too Late

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 is The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease’s (GOLD)annual World COPD Day. It represents a partnership between health care groups and respiratory educators to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The theme for 2015 is “It’s not too late,” which GOLD believes emphasizes the meaningful actions people can take to improve […]

Heart Heathy Celebrations

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015

From tailgating and the holidays to anniversaries and birthdays, food is central to almost every celebration.  The Holiday Season is fast approaching, bringing opportunities to spread good cheer and celebrate, eat and drink with friends and family. Even the most disciplined dieters and healthy eaters struggle with temptation during the holidays. Navigating party food “landmines” with […]

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 […]