Speare’s Family Advisors Help Transform Waiting/Resting Areas from “Drab to Fab”

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015

It all started two years ago. Members of Speare Memorial Hospital’s 10-member Family Advisory Committee were touring the hospital with their coordinator Kathy Wieliczko, director of social services, and stopped in the Solarium; a resting/waiting area for patients and families located in the northwest corner of the hospital on the second floor. “One of the […]

Dr. Catino Returns to Practice at Speare Primary Care

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

After a six month sabbatical overseas, Dr. Donald Catino is returning to practice at Speare Primary Care, and will begin seeing patients again on August 3. Dr. Catino is accepting new patients 18 years of age and older, and appointments can be made by calling (603) 536-1881. Speare Primary Care is located on the second […]

Sunshine and Smiles Abound at Annual Golf Classic

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A brilliant blue sky and bright sun provided a spectacular backdrop for Speare Memorial Hospital’s 17th Annual Golf Classic that took place on June 11, supporting the Dental Health Program.  Nearly 200 golfers teed up for the event held at Owl’s Nest  Resort  & Golf Club in Campton, helping to raise over $29,500 for the […]

A New “Lens” on Life

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dr. Richards looks back at his career as retirement comes into focus  By Michele Hutchins, Director of Community Relations Dr. John Richards was only two working days into his retirement when we sat down to talk about his 37 year career as an ophthalmologist—35 of which were spent serving the eye care needs of the […]

Q&A with RehabFIT member Ron Reynolds

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015

By Ron Reynolds, RehabFIT Member  Why did you choose Choice Physical Therapy/RehabFIT? Unlike most fitness centers, RehabFIT has a medical component to their program.  In February of 2014, I was diagnosed with cancer and after chemotherapy I needed to gain my strength and fitness back.  Rehab FIT was just the place. Describe your therapist and […]

Celebrate Nature’s Candy

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, oh my! Summer is here and so too are a bevy of fresh berries, whether you find them growing in your own backyard or at your local grocery store and famers’ market. “It’s easy to make berries a part of your meals and snacks,” notes Janette Gaumer, registered dietitian at Speare.  “For […]

Wound Care Awareness Week

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 1 through Jun 5, 2015 is Wound Care Awareness Week. Currently 6.7 million patients are suffering with non-healing advanced wounds and that number is expected to rise at a rate of 2 percent annually over the next decade. Increased rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, the late effects of radiation therapy as well […]

It’s time to tee up for Speare’s Annual Golf Classic

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

On Thursday, June 11, 2015 the Speare Annual Golf Classic will be held at Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club in Campton, NH. This tournament is the major fundraiser for Speare’s School Dental Health Program which began in 1998 to specifically target the pressing health issue of dental care as identified by residents of the central New […]

Speare Recognized for Excellence in Medical Marketing

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Speare Memorial Hospital has received regional and national recognition for excellence in healthcare marketing and promotion for its 2014 annual report and Jumping to New Heights, a campaign promoting Plymouth Orthopedics & Sports Medicine last fall. Award of Distinction, Communicator Awards, 2014 Annual Report. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of […]

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, […]