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Dr. Joseph Casey, Plymouth General Surgery

Maintaining your colon health during the pandemic

By Dr. Joseph Casey, Plymouth General Surgery When people ask me about putting off their colonoscopy due to the pandemic, I always have the same advice – DON’T. Even if you’ve never had a colonoscopy, you have most likely heard about it. The laxative “prep” drink the day before the procedure probably got your attention. …

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

Speare Memorial Hospital received its first allotment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and began inoculating frontline employees today. The first two in line were Dr. Andrew Seefeld, medical director of Speare’s emergency department, and Dr. Thomas Scott, medical director of MedCheck Urgent Care. “Today, I celebrate Science,” says Dr. Seefeld. “I am honored to be …

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

Abbott BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 tests for K-12 students and others who have COVID-19 symptoms (called “symptomatic”) are now available at Speare. These antigen-based tests are available for rapid diagnosis. Identifying people with COVID-19 faster allows the quarantine/isolation to begin sooner, thereby decreasing further spread of the disease. This is particularly important for K-12 students who …

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Resuming Services

Message to Our Community: Resuming Time-Sensitive, Elective Services

Speare Memorial Hospital Resumes Safe, Time-Sensitive Medical Services Speare Memorial Hospital is pleased to be able to lift restrictions on our services due to the low COVID-19 transmission rate within our community. While the number of positive COVID-19 cases has increased recently, this is no cause for alarm.  The rise has occurred in response to …

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Message to the Community: New COVID-19 Testing Site in Plymouth

You only need a referral from your healthcare provider! The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the New Hampshire Army National Guard have opened a new COVID-19 testing site in Plymouth, open seven days a week from 11am to 7pm. The DHHS goal is to increase the availability of testing throughout …

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COVID flattening

Message to the Community: COVID-19 May Be Flattening at Speare

COVID-19 at Speare Memorial Hospital flattens It is predicted that New Hampshire will soon be reaching its estimated peak for the Coronavirus. We won’t know this for sure until the data collected by the state shows a decline in new positive COVID-19 tests and a decrease in hospitalizations, although it does appear that we may …

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Your contribution can save lives – COVID-19 Donation Guidelines

We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from our community. Thank you for donating your time, talent, and resources to help Speare Memorial Hospital during these extraordinary times. We appreciate your generosity while we work together to protect our patients, families, and community from exposure to COVID-19. New donation drop-off …

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