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First Vaccine Shipment Arrives at Speare Memorial Hospital in Rural New Hampshire

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COVID-19 symptoms? Rapid tests now available at Speare Memorial Hospital

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

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Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) 2017 – FACILITATOR Education Program @ Speare at Boulder Point Community Room
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 efforts that have focused only on form completion.

POLST was implemented statewide in New Hampshire in 2013 and we are offering training to health providers who want to be certified as POLST facilitators for colleagues and staff in their organization and community.

The course focuses on communication skills— initiating POLST conversations, assisting in making informed end-of-life decisions, and learning techniques to create POLST plans. The successful implementation of a POLST program must be complemented by professionals who have developed the necessary communication skills to initiate advance care planning discussions that help individuals establish medical and non-medical goals of care.

For more information about POLST go to:

To Register: Email with your name, agency, and contact information by June 9th to ensure space is available

This Event is Free of charge and funded by a grant from Community Health Services Network, LLC


  • Brian Kugel is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in community and institutional health care, mental health, and geriatric settings.
  • Phil Lawson is a board certified hospice medical director and palliative care consultant with over 20 years experience in providing end of life care in New Hampshire.

To Register: Email with your name, agency, and contact information by June 9th to ensure space is available

This Event is Free of charge and funded by a grant from Community Health Services Network, LLC

9th Annual Wine, Women & Wisdom @ Common Man Inn
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm



Click for Vendor Application – If you fill out an application you will be put on a waiting list and we’ll update if space opens up.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!! Please visit the links below to support these local businesses who help make our affordable community events happen.


105.7 The River



Salmon Press


Minuteman Press of Plymouth

Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative

Join over 200 women at Speare Memorial Hospital’s annual women’s health event. This year at Wine, Women & Wisdom, join us as we prove that smiles are contagious and laughter really is the best medicine!

This is our annual women’s health event with featured speakers, activities and a hilarious keynote speaker, light supper buffet, wine tasting, vendors, cash bar, a raffle and a lot of fun tossed in. This event is by women, for women, and about women.

** Due to Reserved Seating Tickets Are Only Being Sold Online **

Be sure to bring money to shop our vendor area, and purchase raffle tickets for some great prizes! The doors will open at 5:00 pm, partake in the wine tasting, the delicious buffet, visit the many local female business owners selling a variety of items and take a chance in the raffle.

Wine women and wisdom comedian Nancy Witter


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