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 […]

Dr. Dana Merrithew Joins Speare Primary Care

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dr. Dana Merrithew has returned to his primary care roots, joining the patient care team at Speare Primary Care.  Well known in the community, Dr. Merrithew has most recently been a familiar face as one of the hospitalists at Speare Memorial Hospital—a hospital-based physician responsible for coordinating a patient’s care in the hospital. Trained as […]

Thanks to everyone who came out for Speare’s Shamrock Shuffle 5K Health Walk/Run

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thanks to all the runners‬ and walkers who came out on March 14, 2015 to participate in the 2nd annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Plymouth, NH. Speare’s Shamrock Shuffle was developed in response to an identified community‬ health need to live a more active lifestyle. The event‬ encouraged participants of all ages and abilities and was not officially […]

The health benefits of the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day boiled dinner

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015

On March 17th millions of people around the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s a day full of traditions. Some are centuries old directly related to celebrating the Patron Saint of Ireland and others are more recent where everyone is Irish for a day, green beer is the drink of the day and anyone not wearing […]

Join us this weekend for Speare’s 2nd annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Health Walk/Run

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Speare Memorial Hospital is hosting its second annual Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Plymouth, NH. The first 150 registered participants will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and all runners/walkers will be handed a raffle ticket at the registration table to drop in the buckets for different raffle prizes. Race day registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and […]

New Hampshire Hospital Association Releases Report on the NH Health Protection Plan

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Data Shows Program is Working as Planned Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) released a report today showing the positive impact that the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan (NHHPP), the bipartisan approach to extending private health insurance coverage to more low-income, uninsured residents in New Hampshire that was adopted last year, is […]

Speare’s 5th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom is April 2

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015

On Thursday, April 2, 2015 Speare Memorial Hospital will hosts its 5th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom event at the Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth, NH from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  This is our annual ladies night out. It is a women’s health event with two featured speakers, a light supper buffet, a wine […]