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 […]

Globetrotting since birth – from Plymouth to Pambula

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015

Globe-trotters Micah and Rachael McLane could have been anywhere in the world when it came time to welcome their son, Mobius or “Mobi”. He’s from Plymouth, she’s from Pambula, Australia.  They met surfing 12 years ago while students at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. Since then, they have backpacked through southeast […]

Wine, Women & Wisdom is SOLD OUT

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Due to overwhelming response to our upcoming Wine, Women & Wisdom event on April 2, 2015 at the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth, we have sold out of tickets.  Thank you to all the ladies who bought their tickets in advance for what is sure to be a fantastic event! The event is […]

Hannaford’s pay-to-dress-down program donates to Speare’s Oncology Program

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

After realizing several Hannaford Supermarkets employees in Plymouth, NH‬ had family members suffering from cancer, Shelby Goodwin decided she wanted to help. She worked with management to set up a pay-to-dress-down program for the month of February. Many employees participated, resulting in a gift of almost $500 to Speare Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Program. Here is Shelby presenting Julie DeGalan, Speare’s […]

The health benefits of pure maple syrup

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March is Maple Sugaring Month in New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association will be hosting the 20th Annual Maple Weekend on March 28 – 29, 2015. Sugar makers statewide will be opening their doors to the public and inviting them to  share in the centuries-old craft of maple sugaring. Click here for a list of participating […]

Area knitters lend talents to create baby caps for Speare’s Birthing Suite

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Area knitters once again came together to lend their talents by knitting and donating 110 baby caps to the Birthing Suite at Speare Memorial Hospital to be given to newborns before their discharge home. The effort was led by the New Hampton Community Church in partnership with Rumney Baptist Church, Plymouth Regional Senior Center, Newfound […]

Speare Celebrates the Power Within at 5th Annual Women’s Health Event

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015

“I am woman, hear me roar,” is the opening line of Helen Reddy’s 1971 song I am Woman, and her first number one hit.  The lyrics speak to women’s wisdom and inner strength which is the focus of  Speare Memorial Hospital’s fifth annual Wine, Women & Wisdom women’s health event on Thursday, April 2, 2015 […]