Speare Memorial Hospital


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 […]

Giving Matters

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

By: Julie DeGalan, Director of Development Do you spend time surfing the Internet or checking Facebook using your PC or tablet? Do you use your mobile phone to stay in contact with family and friends? It seems that everywhere we turn, we rely on these types of devices to make our lives easier and more […]

Back Home at Boulder Point

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Despite its “higher” elevation located off Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth, Speare Memorial at Boulder Point – home of Choice Physical Therapy, RehabFIT medical fitness program, and Speare Memorial Hospital’s affiliated practices – found itself underwater the morning of January 12, 2015.   A water pipe that fed the building’s humidification system located on the roof had burst.  The result was three […]

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and the statistics surrounding esophageal cancer are truly alarming, making awareness and education very important. Today, take a few minutes to learn the facts about esophageal cancer and become familiar with the symptoms and risk factors. The information might just save your life, or the life of someone you […]

Speare celebrates its volunteers

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

The best gift you could ever give someone is your time, because you’re giving them something that you’ll never get back. Every April since 1974 National Volunteer Week has been celebrated to recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service. This program, established by Points of Light in 1974, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek […]