Speares Shamrock Shuffle 5K

Leapin’ Leprechauns – It’s Time to Sign Up for the 4th Annual Shamrock Shuffle

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

To mark the start of the spring season, the fourth annual Shamrock Shuffle is being held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, two days before the vernal equinox.  The days are getting longer, the flowers will be poking their heads out of the ground soon and there’s no time like the present to get up, get out and get […]

teddy bear donation 2017 PRHS Freshman Class officers

Speare Receives Teddy Bear Donation from PRHS Sophomore Class

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

The Plymouth Regional High School sophomore class participated once again in the school’s annual ‘Operation Teddy Bear’ fundraiser. As a community service project, sophomore class officers sold colorful teddy bear cut-outs for one dollar each during school and special events. Students, teachers and staff wrote names on the bears and they were all displayed on […]

Adam and Willow Caissie and baby Emma Jean

Speare welcomes its first baby of 2017

Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

Speare Memorial Hospital congratulates the Caissie family of Ashland, New Hampshire, whose newest family member was the first baby born at the hospital in 2017. Adam and Willow Caissie are the proud parents of Emma Jean Caissie who arrived at 8:01 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, weighing exactly 9 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches […]

Health Tips for the Holiday Season

Posted on December 7th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Health tips for the holiday season from Jean Baker and Janette Gaumer, Registered Dietitians and the Nutrition and Wellness Experts at Speare Memorial Hospital. Eat like a kid. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re not. Don’t be a people pleaser. You decide what foods are worth eating and which you can ignore. Why […]

flu season ahead

Don’t Take the Flu on Vacation With You

Posted on October 11th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Don’t give or get the “gift that keeps on giving” this holiday season. If you’re traveling to celebrate with friends and relatives festively wrapped gifts aren’t the only thing you can bring back from your travels. A  nasty cold or even the flu could be “hitching a ride” with you back home. Wondering why? Coming into contact with more […]

3D mammogram team at speare

Speare Memorial Hospital Now Offering State-of-the-Art, 3D Mammography

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

  Detects 41% more invasive breast cancers Speare Memorial Hospital is excited to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™, a breakthrough in the early detection of breast cancer. “Early breast cancer detection saves lives for women screened annually, beginning at age 40,” says Rebecca Zuurbier, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Speare Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical […]

Aromatherapy is now available at Speare Memorial Hospital

Aromatherapy… it makes scents

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Exhale as completely as you can. Open our specialty bottle near your nose, inhale deeply. Hold your breath for as long as it is comfortable, and then breathe normally. That may not trigger anything as you read this, but it just may enhance your wellness and comfort when you are at Speare Memorial Hospital. With the help of generous donors, Speare is now offering […]

pajama donation from Yogi Bear Campground to Speare Memorial Hospital

Pajama donation helps Speare’s young patients sleep easier

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Each year Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort in Ashland, NH celebrates its opening weekend by holding a fundraiser. This year, thanks to the generosity of the campers twenty-nine pairs of youth pajamas were purchased and donated to Speare Memorial Hospital. Thanks to Elin Myers, campground manager, for organizing the fundraiser and guest Mary LaGarde for delivering […]

the new way to shop for eye glasses with an app for the ipad

See Yourself in Stylish Frames   

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Eyeglass frames can be like shoes or bags to some women. They are a fun way to add some flare to your most visible feature—your face. When Crissy Williams learned at a recent eye exam that she needed glasses, she knew there was only one place for her to go, White Mountain Eyecare & Optical. […]

pulmonary rehab is offered at Speare Memorial Hospital

Better Breathing = A Better Life – It’s never too late!

Posted on August 2nd, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Struggling to breathe is a frightening, yet common, experience for over 3 million Americans each year living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, takes enough lives to make it the nation’s third leading cause of death. COPD develops slowly, with symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and […]

Speare offering the most advanced colonoscopy technology in the new hampshire

Colonoscopies just got better at Speare – and only at Speare

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Colonoscopies save lives. A major medical breakthrough, considered the most significant colonoscopy innovation in twenty years, can save even more lives. And you can benefit from this advancement right here, at Speare – and nowhere else in the Granite State. Surgeons use instruments called colonoscopes, or scopes, to look inside of your lower GI tract […]

Join us at our 5th Annual Men’s Health Event – From Top…To Bottom

Posted on November 11th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Speare Memorial Hospital will host its fifth annual ‘It’s a Guy Thing’. The event will be held at Speare Memorial at Boulder Point, located at 103 Boulder Point Drive, just off Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The theme for this year’s event is ‘From Top to Bottom’ and the evening begins […]


Need health coverage? Come to Health Insurance 101

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by Amy Lyn Kench

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what all the terminology means, and what coverage you should choose that will fit your budget and meet your needs.  Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, Speare Memorial Hospital can help you find coverage through the Marketplace […]

Fueling Your Future: Diet & Exercise to Help Fuel Everyday Life

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

“Everything is connected, you can’t separate the parts,” says Dr. Michael Watto, a family physician at Speare Primary Care. “Your positive or negative mental outlook can affect sleep, which can impact your diet and how much you exercise — all of which are underlying factors in your overall health, including weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.” Dr. Watto believes that this is […]