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Speare’s 7th Annual Wine, Women & Wisdom was Truly Exceptional

Posted on May 26th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

On May 11, 2017 we held our 7th annual Wine Women & Wisdom at the Common Man in Plymouth for 200 energetic women from all over central New Hampshire. The event sold out several days in advance and included three featured speakers, a vendor room with fifteen women-owned businesses, raffle prizes included concert tickets, weekend getaways, and fashion […]


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Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) 2017 – FACILITATOR Education Program

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

  POLST-trained facilitators are often physicians, APRNs, social workers or nurses responsible for developing plans of care for residents of long-term care facilities, home health, or hospice. Without an emphasis on the importance of ACP discussions and qualified facilitators, completion of the POLST form runs the risk of repeating the failures of past standard AD […]


National Nurses Week 2017: The Balance of Mine, Body, and Spirit

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nursing Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we celebrate our nurses […]


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Speare Memorial Hospital Now Accepting Applications for Community Health Grants

Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

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 […]


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The 7th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom is now Sold Out

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Speare Memorial Hospital will hold its 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 […]


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Speare Radiology Department Wins NHTI Award

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

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 […]


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17 Health Tips for 2017

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

This Tip  Sheet is Provided by 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  1.   Eat Breakfast […]


Speare-Shamrock-Shuffle-5K-2017-Finish-Line-66 Thanks to All Who Supported the 4th Annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle 5K

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

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

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, […]


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Speare Participates in National Dress in Blue Day

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

National Dress in Blue Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday of March. The Colon Cancer Alliance first launched the National Dress in Blue Day program in 2009 to bring national attention to colon cancer and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Several members of Speare’s staff participate in National […]


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Plymouth Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine to become a Speare medical practice

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

Speare Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) have jointly agreed to transition Plymouth Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine from D-H to Speare in April 2017. “Speare has been working with Dartmouth-Hitchcock for several months to ensure the greater Plymouth community continues to have access to high-quality, comprehensive care for our newborns, children, and adolescents,” says Michelle McEwen, […]


Weare-Red-Day-2017-at-Speare-Memorial-Hospital-in-Plymouth-NH-9 Speare Spotlights The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement

Speare Spotlights The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common: any person can make these changes, the steps are not expensive to take and even modest improvements to your health will make […]


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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-Freshman-Class-officers Speare Receives Teddy Bear Donation from PRHS Sophomore Class

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-3-no-glare Speare welcomes its first baby of 2017

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 […]


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Urge Your Legislators to Protect Health Coverage

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by Amy Lyn Kench

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that, over 10 years, nearly 24 million people could lose coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation that […]