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Speare Memorial Hospital & Mid-State Health Center are pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Bentwood to our community

Dr. Jennifer Bentwood “As a family doctor who also practices obstetrics, I get to be part of some ...
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RehabFit has safely reopened!

RehabFit has reopened! Many precautions have been taken and so far re-opening has run smoothly! Twelve members are ...
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Upcoming Events

Oct
26
Mon
2020
8:00 am Balance Performance Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Balance Performance Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Balance Performance Class (Level 2) - POSTPONED @ RehabFit
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. Balance Performance Class (Level 2): Challenging balance exercising, standing and floor strength exercises.  For adults looking for challenging strength and balance exercises! Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8-9 AM Free for RehabFit Members $5 for Non-members
2:00 pm Balance Improvement Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Balance Improvement Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Balance Improvement Class (Level 1) - POSTPONED @ RehabFit
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. Balance Improvement Class (Level 1):  A class for fall risk reduction, balance improvement, functional strength, and mobility! For adults at risk for falls!   Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2-3 pm   Free for members, $5/class for non-members   Visit RehabFit, or call 238-2225 for more information or to …

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5:00 pm TRX Strength & Conditioning – PO...
TRX Strength & Conditioning – PO...
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
TRX Strength & Conditioning - POSTPONED
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. A 45-minute strength and conditioning class on RehabFit’s brand new suspension training equipment! Monday 5 – 5:45 pm Wednesday 6 – 6:45 pm Friday 6 – 6:45 am Free for members $5/class for non-members This class is very popular so be sure to sign up in advance …

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Oct
27
Tue
2020
10:00 am Fit to Breathe – POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Fit to Breathe – POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Fit to Breathe - POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. A gentle chair based exercise class focusing on strength, mobility and breathing. Tuesday & Thursday 10 – 11 am Free for members, $5/class for non-members Pre-paid class cards available to members & non-members! Visit RehabFit or call 238-2225 for more information or to sign up for a …

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5:00 pm Core Fusion – POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Core Fusion – POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Core Fusion - POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. A 30-minute class dedicated to the midsection! Tuesday & Thursday 5 – 5:30 pm Free for members, $5/class for non-members
6:00 pm Strength Interval Training – POS... @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Strength Interval Training – POS... @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Strength Interval Training - POSTPONED @ RehabFit at Speare at Boulder Point
Please check the August Schedule for all classes.   Strength Interval Training: A challenging interval strength and cardio class for all fitness levels! Tuesday and Thursday @ 6-7 PM Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members Visit Rehabfit or call (603) 238-2225 for more information or to sign up for a class!
Oct
28
Wed
2020
6:00 am Early Morning Yoga – POSTPONED
Early Morning Yoga – POSTPONED
Oct 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Early Morning Yoga - POSTPONED
Please check the August Schedule for all classes.   Early Morning Yoga Wednesdays 6:00 am – A one-hour Vinyasa flow class. $10/class When the weather warms up we may hold this class outside as the sun comes up!
8:00 am Balance Performance Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Balance Performance Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Balance Performance Class (Level 2) - POSTPONED @ RehabFit
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. Balance Performance Class (Level 2): Challenging balance exercising, standing and floor strength exercises.  For adults looking for challenging strength and balance exercises! Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8-9 AM Free for RehabFit Members $5 for Non-members
12:00 pm Gentle Yoga – POSTPONED @ Community Room, Speare at Boulder Point
Gentle Yoga – POSTPONED @ Community Room, Speare at Boulder Point
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga - POSTPONED @ Community Room, Speare at Boulder Point
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. Gentle Yoga * $10/class: Gentle #Yoga: Wednesdays 12-1 PM   A low-intensity yoga class for adults with low mobility or who just want to relax!   $10 per class   To Register, Contact RehabFit at 603-238-2225
2:00 pm Balance Improvement Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Balance Improvement Class (Level... @ RehabFit
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Balance Improvement Class (Level 1) - POSTPONED @ RehabFit
Please check the August Schedule for all classes. Balance Improvement Class (Level 1):  A class for fall risk reduction, balance improvement, functional strength, and mobility! For adults at risk for falls!   Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2-3 pm   Free for members, $5/class for non-members   Visit RehabFit, or call 238-2225 for more information or to …

Balance Improvement Class (Level 1) – POSTPONED Read More »

For more than 100 years, Speare Memorial Hospital has been a cornerstone of community health and wellness, serving residents and visitors to Central New Hampshire. 

Our doors first opened in 1899 as the Emily Balch Cottage Hospital, named for the mother of Catherine Holmes Balch of Holderness, one of the thirteen original organizers. It took $700 to open the doors of that first community hospital. 

The hospital was rebuilt in 1920 on a new location after a fire destroyed the original structure.

 In 1940, Mr. Sceva Speare, a prominent banker from Nashua, made a $50,000 challenge to the community to match a donation from him to build a new hospital. It took nine years to raise the needed funds, but on October 17, 1949, construction began at the hospital's current location with a final cost of $523,400.  The new hospital was dedicated on May 2, 1951.

In 1985, the hospital underwent a major renovation adding 10,000 square feet and new equipment at a cost of $2.1 million. In addition to improvements to nearly every department, the hospital added an intensive care unit to help individuals recovering from critical illness. 1989 brought the addition of a new operating suite and space for storage and receiving were added. The Emergency Department and outpatient areas were renovated and expanded in 1996, through substantial support from the Rooke Family. The medical-surgical and obstetrics units were renovated in 1998.

Just two years after breaking ground on its $15 million renovation and expansion project, members of the Speare Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, state representatives, medical staff, employees, volunteers and community leaders celebrated the hospital's grand reopening on November 5, 2006. The addition of 23,000 square feet of space has resulted in the reorganization and renovation of departments to make patient and visitor access and flow more efficient, increased parking, and updated infrastructure and state-of-the art technology to support patients' health and wellness across the spectrum of life.

The objectives of this renovation/expansion were:

  • To provide much needed space in the growing departments-surgical services, oncology, laboratory, radiology, and the birthing suite.
  • To relocate frequently used outpatient registration and services - Laboratory, Radiology, Oncology, Cardiac Rehab, Cardiopulmonary, Surgical Services and Dietary Services to a central location off the lobby of the main entrance.
  • To provide our patients with the privacy they expect and deserve and to create a new front entrance to the hospital that provides easy access for patients and visitors. The renovation/expansion project created two distinct entrances to the hospital - Emergency Department, and Medical Office Building entrance is located off of Avery Street, and the new front entrance is located off Highland Street.
  • To centralize services, expand health and wellness programming, and upgrade to meet advances in medicine and technology.

Speare acquired Plymouth State University’s infirmary building, now known as Speare’s northwest wing, and demolished the Medical Center on Avery Street. 

In January 2010 the medical office building on the hospital campus was moved into a brand new facility— Speare Memorial at Boulder Point. Later that year, Speare added a new service line – the Sleep Lab.

The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center was introduced in 2014 followed by the Weight Loss Surgery Center in 2019 and the Acid Reflux & Heartburn Center in 2020.

Healthcare has changed a lot over time, but high quality, compassionate care delivered by a team of skilled and dedicated doctors and nurses, remains at the heart of Speare Memorial Hospital's mission.

Today, Speare Memorial Hospital is a 21st century, state-of-the-art critical access hospital located in the heart of New Hampshire between the scenic Lakes Region and the White Mountain National Forest that stands ready to be your resource center for health and wellness across the spectrum of life.

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