Volunteers Are Changing Lives for the Better

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

By Matt Humer, Student & Volunteer Services Coordinator Speare volunteers are making a difference in supporting the Hospital’s mission to provide excellent healthcare for our community every day. That was the message at the Volunteer Appreciation luncheon this past April, celebrating the contributions of Speare’s volunteers. Since July 2012, we’ve had over 100 active volunteers […]

Proceeds From 15th Annual Golf Classic Supports Dental Health Program

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PLYMOUTH, N.H.— Speare Memorial Hospital raised over $45,000 at its 15th Annual Golf Classic held at Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club, the proceeds from which benefit the Dental Health Program offering preventative dental services to infants through adults.  Dental Hygentist Ruth Doane thanked the events’ sponsors, donors and players for their support and shared […]

Speare Wins National Quality Award

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—Speare Memorial Hospital has received the National Rural Health Resource Center Recognition for Quality award for excellence and innovation in healthcare, and for demonstrating our commitment to offering the highest quality care to our patients and the communities we serve.  Speare was nominated by Greg Vasse from the Foundation for Healthy Communities and Alisa Druzba, New […]

Speare Again Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Speare Memorial Hospital has once again been named one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. The HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including Speare, scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™.  The 2013 Top 100 CAH announcement is […]

Julie DeGalan New Director of Development

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—  Julie DeGalan, MBA, from Campton, has come full circle.  After starting  hercareer in fundraising over 15 years ago in Plymouth, DeGalan has returned, as Speare Memorial Hospital’s new director of development. “It is wonderful to bring my experience and expertise to my community hospital and to be able to give back,” enthuses DeGalan. […]

Baby New Year Brings More Than You Expect® to Speare

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — While there are plenty of books about what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery, Lilly Shae Nicole Hanson didn’t go by the book. She was born eight days ahead of her due date on January 1 at 3:29 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., and 19.5 inches long. Lilly […]

Speare Beneficiary of PRHS Operation Teddy Bear

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Adorned in their holiday headgear and spreading plenty of cheer, the officers for the Class of 2014 at Plymouth Regional High School presented Speare Memorial Hospital with 80 teddy bears to give to children when they are hospitalized here at Speare, and in need of a little extra tender loving care. Accepting […]

Speare Giving Tree: Warm Hearts, Warm Hands

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Tis the season of giving, and Speare Memorial Hospital’s fourth annual Warm Hearts, Warm Hands tree is an example of our greater Speare community at work. Critical Care Nurse Director Deb Thompson got the idea for the tree four years ago as a theme for another tree project Speare had gotten involved […]

Speare Named Hospital of Choice

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2012

Speare Memorial Hospital has received a Hospital of Choice Award from the American Alliance of Health Care Providers (AAHCP). The award is given in recognition of quality performance and excellent customer service. The AAHCP evaluates hospitals based on their competence, public communication, reputation, citizenship and customer service demonstrated by staff. Secret shoppers are used to […]

Alison Ritz Named Outstanding Trustee of the Year

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Speare Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Alison Ritz, a member of the Hospital’s Board of Directors since 2008 has been named Outstanding Trustee of the Year by the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA).