Speare Memorial Hospital is Tops Among Critical Access Hospitals Ranked Nationally

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Speare Memorial Hospital has once again been named among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. This designation comes from the National Rural Health Association based on Speare’s ranking on the Top 100 list from iVantage Health Analytics. The ranking is based on 62 publicly reported performance metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, […]

Join the conversation on Speare’s social media channels

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In our fast-paced, technology driven society, it’s important to stay connected on many levels. In addition to relaying news and information via tradition media sources like newspapers, radio and television, it is absolutely necessary to use today’s most popular websites to engage, interact and share information. These days, many of us get our news from […]

Movie and panel discussion on memory loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dr. Dana Merrithew of Speare Primary Care will take part in a panel discussion to address questions, regarding memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, related dementias and caregiving challenges. The discussion panel will follow a showing of the Academy Award winning movie “Still Alice” starring Julianne Moore, being shown at the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol, NH on June […]

The health benefits of avocados

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

The avocado is one of the most nutrient packed foods with an impressive list of nourishing contents. This buttery, green fruit is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, as well as large dose of healthy monounsaturated fat. Enjoy different varieties of avocados in your cuisine all year round! Speare Dietitian and Certified Health/Wellness Coach, Janette Gaumer RD/LD, CHC says that […]

See why hospital employees choose Speare as #MyHospital

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the men and women who support the health of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. It also recognizes the miracles they help to make happen on a day to day basis, both large and small. Take this year’s National Hospital Week as an opportunity to thank all of […]

Speare Memorial Hospital Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Speare Memorial Hospital is proud to announce it has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics. The study and announcement of the 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including Speare Memorial Hospital, highlights top performing hospitals as determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX™.  The annual INDEX study is the industry’s most comprehensive rating […]

Focus on Fall Prevention

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

By Michelle McEwen, FACHE, President & CEO It’s not an unfamiliar story . . . an elderly family member or friend has fallen and sustained a life-changing injury.  In fact one in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Further, 20 to 30 percent […]

Changing of the Guard at White Mountain Eye Care

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015

After more than 30 years of service to the greater Plymouth area, Dr. John Richards, ophthalmologist at White Mountain Eye Care & Optical, has announced his plan to retire from practice at the end of May.   Additionally, his colleague, Ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Russo has made the decision to relocate closer to family and will be […]

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 […]