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

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

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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 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

SPONSORS & VENDORS

Thank you to the generous sponsors who help make this event possible. Please click on their names below for more information about their products and services.

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Lupus Foundation New England

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Smartsource LLC

BUFFET SPONSOR

Helms & Company, Inc.

TABLE SPONSORS

Brand & Sawicki, DDS       Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative       Venture Print Unlimited, Inc.

VENDORS (also donated raffle prizes)

Dressers Unlimited       LuLaRoe Fashion Retailer       Norwex       Kelly Libby – Meditation/Alternative Healing       Newfound Grocery       Mind Over Matter      Donna Von Gunten – Realtor        Design of Mine       Perfectly Posh with Lauren Lacasse

RAFFLE PRIZES

Innisfree Bookshop       Mill Falls at the Lake       Simply Sunflowers       Thai Smile Restaurant           Devenir Spa        Common Cents Jewelry        Northern Roots Massage        Swiss Herbal Care       Jack O’Lantern Resort and Golf club

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to see our sponsorship opportunities

 

 

 

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

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 a big difference. Start with one or two. This simple, seven-step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have–to live a long, productive healthy life.

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On February 3, 2017, many employees at Speare Memorial Hospital took part in National Wear Red Day®  to help raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement focuses on women’s heart health awareness in February because far too many women are still unaware of the facts that heart disease is their number one killer, or that the symptoms of heart attack can be different in women vs. men, causing women to delay seeking treatment; or that ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. This lack of awareness means that more women than men are dying from heart disease and stroke. Go Red For Women’s goal is to save women’s lives.

Speare Receives Teddy Bear Donation from PRHS Sophomore Class

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PRHS Sophomore Class Officers (L-R) Jasmine Sanders (president), Arianna Mortenson, (vice president), Alex Boursican (treasurer) and Elsa Lauriat (secretary),

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 a bulletin board to recognize everyone’s contributions.

The proceeds from the sale went to purchase stuffed bears the officers then donated to Speare Memorial Hospital to be given to young patients throughout the year. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, PRHS sophomore class officers, Jasmine Sanders (president), Arianna Mortenson, (vice president), Elsa Lauriat (secretary), Alex Boursican (treasurer) along with their class adviser, Ms. Denise McGlone, delivered the teddy bears to Speare.

Speare named one of the top “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”

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Speare Memorial Hospital has just been named one of the top 2016 “50 Critical Access Hospitals
to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. This is the second year Becker’s has published a list recognizing outstanding critical access hospitals in the nation, and Speare has been honored both years.

“The hospitals included on this list serve a variety of regions across the United States. Due to their predominantly rural locations, these organizations play a crucial role in the health and well-being of their respective communities,” reads a statement from Becker’s.

There are 1,332 certified Critical Access Hospitals in the country, and Speare
stands out in the top 4 percent.

Speare is unique from a majority of hospitals. To qualify as a Critical Access Hospital, we cannot
have more than 25 inpatient beds, patients can stay for an average of four days for acute care, and we must provide 24/7 emergency care.

“Speare met all of those requirements while going above and beyond to care for their patients,” Becker’s states.

To develop its top 50 list, the publication examines several reputable hospital ranking sources in
addition to conducting research about the awards Speare has earned from several respected
organizations.

The efforts of our hardworking staff and medical providers have not gone unnoticed. We have
earned a bevy of awards and recognitions for excellence. We have been named a Top 100 Critical
Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics for five consecutive years and a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by the National Rural Health Association.

Speare president and CEO, Michelle McEwen, has also been recognized by Becker’s for being
one of 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know in the country.

Those who work at Speare are dedicated to providing critical healthcare services to the people
of central New Hampshire. It is an honor to be recognized for doing it exceptionally well.

Tickets On Sale Now for 2016 Golf Classic Raffle Prizes

raffle-tickets-on-sale-now Tickets On Sale Now for 2016 Golf Classic Raffle Prizes

Tickets for fabulous raffle prizes (scroll down to see the full list) will be available at the tournament and on sale to the public prior to the Golf Classic.

Please review the schedule below for ticket sale locations and times.

Ticket costs:

5 for $5
12 for $10
25 for $20

TICKET SALE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 1st

7:00 – 8:0am at the Hospital Main Elevators
11:30 – 1:00pm at the Hospital Cafe
5:00 – 6:00pm  at the Hospital Cafe

Thursday, June 2nd

7:30 – 9:00am at the Boulder Point Lobby
11:30 – 1:00pm at the Hospital Cafe

Friday, June 3rd

7:30 – 9:00am at the Boulder Point Lobby
11:30 – 1:00pm at the Hospital Cafe

Monday, June 6th

7:00 – 8:0am at the Hospital Main Elevators
11:30 – 1:00pm at the Hospital Cafe
5:00 – 6:00pm  at the Hospital Cafe

Tuesday, June 7th

7:00 – 8:0am at the Hospital Main Elevators
11:30 – 1:00pm at the Hospital Cafe
5:00 – 6:00pm  at the Hospital Cafe

Wednesday, June 8th

7:00 – 8:0am at the Hospital Main Elevators
11:30 – 1:00pm at the Hospital Cafe
5:00 – 6:00pm  at the Hospital Cafe

Thank You to Our Generous 2016 Raffle Prize Donors!

Large Screen Curved TV (Anonymous Donor)

Cannon Digital Camera w/30x Zoom (Anonymous Donor)

iPod Touch 32 GB (Anonymous Donor)

Borger’s Cakes & Bakes – $30 Gift Certificate

Canobie Lake Park – 4 Passes

Canobie Lake Park – 2 Passes

Chase Street Market – Gift Basket

Ciao Pasta – $25 Gift Certificate

Maple Syrup (Donor: Clean-O-Rama)

Coca-Cola $50 Gift Certificate

Coca-Cola $50 Gift Certificate

The Common Man $50 Gift Certificate

Fitbit charge HR (Donor: Devine Millimet)

$75 Gift Certificate to LL Bean (Donor: Ruth Doane)

The Flying Monkey $50 Gift Certificate

Forrest Howes’ Auto Repair 2 Gift Certificates for Full Service Oil Changes

Golf Cooler filled with Golfing Items (Donor: Franklin Savings Bank)

George’s Seafood & BBQ $25 Gift Certificate

Hart’s Restaurant $25 Gift Certificate

Indian Head Resort $75 Gift Certificate – Dinner for 2

Handknit sox & $25 Gift Certificate to Plymouth Ski & Sports (Donor: Glory Kidger )

Loon Mountain Resort 2 Summer Adventure Passes

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves 2 Family-4-pack-passes to the Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Two $50 Gift Certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods (Donor: Meredith Village Savings Bank)

½ gallon pure NH maple syrup (Donor: Bryon Middlekauff)

Moulton Farm $50 Gift Basket

O’Reilly Auto Parts Bucket of auto supplies

Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club 2016 Golf Membership

Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club One 2-night stay at Owl’s Nest Resort

Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club $100 Dining Gift Certificate for Owl’s Nest

Six Burner Bistro 2 $50 Gift Certificates

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 4 Trail Passes

Cleveland Wedge (Donor: SymQuest)

Whale’s Tale Water Park 2 Passes

White Mountain Eye Care & Optical Shop $50 Gift Certificate toward a pair of glasses

Your support of our Golf Classic Raffle helps Speare’s Dental Health Program provide:

– Free dental screenings and fluoride varnish applications
– Dental cleanings and sealants to school-aged children on a sliding fee scale, and to “at risk” pregnant women
– Case management and financial assistance for those in needDental care is a pressing health issue identified by residents of the central New Hampshire communities we serve. Speare’s school based Dental Health Program began in 1998 to specifically target this community need, and our Annual Golf Classic, held every June, is the major fundraiser for this program.

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For more information about the 2016 event, contact our Development Office at 603-238-2211

 

Now Accepting Applications for Community Health Grants

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Speare Memorial Hospital is committed to providing excellent healthcare for our community everyday; with an overall objective of ensuring that our community achieves optimal health.  As such, Speare has been our community’s health resource for many generations, not only providing care when individuals are injured or ill, but also helping our community manage their health with health education, prevention and wellness, screenings and primary care.  BUT achieving optimal health takes the efforts of many organizations all working together toward a common vision.  To best achieve our vision of optimal health for our community, Speare created the SMH Community Health Grant Program.

The SMH Community Health Grant Program was established to provide funding to organizations to help accomplish significant results in improving the health of the citizens in the region we serve. Speare’s service area includes the towns of Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock.

Each year the SMH Board of Directors will approve a pool of funds available to support community health initiatives.  Grant requests will be solicited from eligible entities for program activities and initiatives that address a community health need as identified in the Central NH Health Partnership Community Needs Assessment.  Grant requests must be for a minimum of $2,000.  Grant awards will be dependent upon the size of the pool and the number of approved grant applications received.  No applicant is assured of grant funding for any given year or from one year to the next.

Click Here for Grant Information, Eligibility and Application

 

Health Care from the Heart All Day, Every Day

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We at Speare Memorial Hospital are invested in caring and providing health care from the heart all day, every day. We recognize and appreciate the dedication of our physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more who work at Speare to make it great 365 days a year.

Join us in thanking the many Speare employees who give their all and are committed to supporting the health and well-being of our community members in and around central New Hampshire.

Thank You Speare Employees for Providing Health Care from the Heart 24|7|365

Speare Employees Give Blood to Help Save Lives

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On April 19, 2105 several Speare Memorial Hospital employees took part in the hospital’s annual employee blood drive with the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.

PRHS students donate teddy bears to brighten hospital stays

To welcome in the new year, the freshmen class officers from Plymouth Regional High School, Avery Stone, Elsa Lauriat, Denise McGlone, Alexandra Boursican and Hailey Patridge delivered teddy bears to Speare Memorial Hospital, with their adviser, Ms. Denise McGlone. As a community service project, the class officers sold bear shaped cut-outs for $1 at PRHS during school and at special events. The proceeds went to purchase stuffed bears they then donated to Speare to be given to young patients throughout the year.

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PRHS students donate teddy bears to brighten hospital stays

(from L-R) Avery Stone, Elsa Lauriat, Denise McGlone, Alexandra Boursican and Hailey Patridge