Speare Memorial Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Community Health Grants

2017-ad Speare Memorial Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Community Health Grants

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

Speare Memorial Hospital is committed to ensuring that our community achieves optimal health.  This takes the efforts of many organizations working together toward a common vision.

The SMH Community Health Grant Program provides funding to organizations with activities and initiatives that address a community health need. Grants are awarded to groups that significantly improve the health of the citizens in our region.

Grant requests must be for a minimum of $2,000.  No applicant is assured of grant funding for any given year or from one year to the next.

Eligible organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and serve a region that aligns closely with Speare’s service area. The funding period is October 1-September 30th.

Applications and supplemental information are due by June 15th.

For more information contact: Cheryl Callnan, Director of Development, Speare Memorial Hospital at 603-238-2211 or ccallnan@spearehospital.com

Tickets are on sale for the 7th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom

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On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Speare Memorial Hospital will hold it’s 7th annual Wine, Women and Wisdom event from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth NH. This year’s event will feature leading experts in the fields of meditation, mammography, makeup, menopause, and motivation.

Speare’s annual women’s health event will include three featured speakers, a comedic keynote speaker, a light supper buffet, wine tasting, a shopping area with women-owned businesses, a raffle and a lot of fun tossed in.

TOPICS/SPEAKERS

“Who’s Better Than Me?” – Nancy Witter (Keynote) was a finalist of Nick at Nite’s ‘Search for the Funniest Mom in America’. She will share her insightful, funny and entertaining look at aging, the change, courage, and choices. Get re-inspired about your own life and laugh all along the way!

“Ending the Confusion – Mammography in an Era of Alternative Facts” with Dr. Rebecca Zuurbier, Director of Breast Imaging at Speare Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

“The Effortless & Natural Power of Meditation” with Joyce Kendall, authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation – Blue Throat Yoga.

“It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts – A Makeup Makeover” with Kerri Biederman Dutile, Beauty Counter

TICKETS

The cost to attend is $10. Advanced tickets are necessary as this event sells out quickly. Tickets are on sale now online at www.SpeareHospital.com/women  and in person at the hospital front desk and at Dressers Unlimited in downtown Plymouth.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Vendor Opportunity
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Speare Radiology Department Wins NHTI Award

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(L-R) Sandra W. Beliveau, B.S., R.T.R., Professor/Clinical Coordinator, NHTI-Concord’s Community College, with Speare Radiology Department Student Clinical Supervisor Juanita Wade, and Director Linda Nestor,  with Student Clinical Supervisor Juanita Wade, and Director Linda Nestor, RT(R), (M), (CT), CRA, MBA

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Radiology department at Speare Memorial Hospital, was honored with the NHTI-Concord’s Community College Radiology program’s “Outstanding Radiology Department” Award.  It recognized Director Linda Nestor, Student Clinical Supervisor Juanita Wade and the staff for their dedication and commitment to clinical excellence in helping the students become competent Radiographers.

“This department continues to provide an outstanding atmosphere for clinical learning to our students.  They work closely with the students to provide mentoring and instruction in all aspects of the Radiology profession.  Students and faculty have commended the staff for their “team approach” and strong work ethic.  They are always willing to accommodate the needs of the student.”

– Sandra W. Beliveau, B.S., R.T.R., Professor/Clinical Coordinator, NHTI-Concord’s Community College, Department of Diagnostic Medical Imaging.

 

4th Annual Speare Memorial Hospital Cupcake Challenge

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Join us as we celebrate our SMH Volunteers during

Volunteer Appreciation Week by participating in the

4th Annual Speare Memorial Hospital

 

Cupcake Challenge

 

Bake your best & put it to the test!

 

Monday, April 24th


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  • There is no entry fee, we just ask for a donation of 2 dozen cupcakes
  • Decide on your signature cupcake
  • Complete & submit the entry form by Thursday, April 20th  

*CLICK HERE to print form*

  • On Monday morning, April 24th, please deliver and display two dozen of your cupcakes to the Cafe Annex by 9:00 a.m.
  • Cupcakes will be sold for $1.50 each during lunch between 11:30 – 1:30. Boxes will be available. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Outreach & Scholarship Fund for area students pursuing healthcare careers.
  • Cupcakes will be judged by a panel on taste, presentation, and creativity.
  • For more information contact Chris in Student & Volunteer Services 603-238-6460

17 Health Tips for 2017

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Speare Memorial Hospital Nutrition Services

Janette Gaumer, Dietitian & Certified Health Coach RD, LD & CHC 603-238-2244
Jean Baker, Dietitian & Diabetes Educator MS, RD,LD & CDE 603-238-6472

 

Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2017 with these food, nutrition, and physical activity tips

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 1.   Eat Breakfast

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2.   Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate.Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Experiment with different types, including fresh, frozen and canned.

3.   Watch Portion Sizes

Get out the measuring cups and see how close your portions are to the recommended serving size. Use half your plate for fruits and vegetables and the other half for grains and lean protein foods. To complete the meal, add a serving of fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt.

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4.   Be Active

Regular physical activity has so many health benefits. Start by doing what exercise you can for at least 10 minutes at a time. Children and teens should get 60 or more minutes of physical activity per day, and adults should get two hours and 30 minutes per week. You don’t have to hit the gym—take a walk after dinner or play a game of catch or basketball.

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Healthy snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals, especially when they include a combination of foods. Choose from two or more of the MyPlate food groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein. Try raw veggies with low-fat cottage cheese, or a tablespoon of peanut butter with an apple or banana.

6.   Get to Know Food Labels

Reading the Nutrition Facts panel can help you shop and eat or drink smarter.

7.   Consult an RDN

Whether you want to eat better to lose weight or lower your risk or manage a chronic disease, consult the experts! Registered dietitian nutritionists can help you by providing sound,easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice.

8.   Follow Food Safety Guidelines

Reduce your chances of getting sick by practicing proper food safety. This includes: regular hand washing, separating raw protein foods from ready-to-eat foods, cooking foods to the appropriate temperature by using a food thermometer, and refrigerating food quickly at a proper temperature to slow bacteria growth. Learn more about home food safety at www.homefoodsafety.org.Janette-and-Jean-best-150x150 17 Health Tips for 2017  be-active-horz-vert 17 Health Tips for 2017  breakfast-burrito-300x223 17 Health Tips for 2017  portion-size 17 Health Tips for 2017  healthy-snack-300x200 17 Health Tips for 2017  FDA-food-safety-guidelines 17 Health Tips for 2017

9.   Get Cooking

Preparing foods at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective. Resolve to learn some cooking and kitchen basics, like how to dice an onion or cook dried beans. The collection of How do I…videos at www.eatright.org/howdoiwill get you started.

10. Dine Out without Ditching Your Goals

You can eat out and stick to your healthy eating plan! The key is to plan ahead, ask questions and choose foods carefully. Compare nutrition information, if available, and look for healthier options that are grilled, baked, broiled or steamed.

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Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Set a regular mealtime. Turn off the TV, phones and other electronic devices to encourage mealtime talk. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking and use this time to teach them about good nutrition.

12. Banish Brown Bag Boredom

Whether it’s a lunch for work or school, prevent brown bag boredom with easy-to-fix, healthy lunch ideas. Try a whole-wheat pita pocket with veggies and hummus or a low sodium vegetable soup with whole grain crackers or a salad of mixed greens with low-fat dressing and a hardboiled egg.

13. Drink More Water

Quench your thirst by drinking water instead of sugary drinks. Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water if you are active, live or work in hot conditions, or are an older adult.

14. Explore New Foods and Flavors

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15. Eat Seafood Twice a Week

Seafood — fish and shellfish — contains a range of nutrients including healthy omega-3 fats. Salmon, trout, oysters and sardines are higher in omega-3s and lower in mercury.

16. Cut Back on Added Sugars

Foods and drinks with added sugars can contribute empty calories and little or no nutrition. Reviewing ingredients on the food label can help you identify sources of added sugar. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for more information.

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Expand the variety in your menus with budget-friendly meatless meals. Many recipes that use meat and poultry can be made without. Eating a variety of plant foods can help. Vegetables, beans, and lentils are all great substitutes. Try including one meatless meal per week to start out.

 

Authored by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics staff registered dietitian nutritionists.
©2017 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Reproduction of this tip sheet is permitted for educational purposes. Reproduction for sales purposes is not authorized.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.

 

 

 

Thanks to All Who Supported the 4th Annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle 5K

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Thanks all the runners and walkers who came out on the very brisk morning of March 18, 2017 to participate in the 4th annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Plymouth, NH. Close to 300 men, women, children and dogs showed their Saint Patrick’s Day spirit at this year’s fun-run/health-walk, geared toward encouraging people to get up, get out and get moving.

A very special thanks to the Féileacán Irish Dance Academy for kicking off the event in style and to all our volunteers including the CERT/MRC team, many local area students and several Speare employees and their family members for their hard work and energy helping to bring it all together.

This event was made possible with support from our Pot ‘O Gold sponsor Medical Reimbursement Specialist of Bristol, NH.

Photos from the event

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