Posted on August 2nd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
A Family Legacy
At least twice a year, you will see Mary Durgin at Speare Memorial Hospital. It’s not to see a physician or to have any kind of medical procedure. It’s to hand-deliver a donation from the trust set up years ago by her brother, George V. Durgin.
“George and I grew up in Campton, and at that time, the hospital was located directly across from our family farm on the Campton-Plymouth town line. We both became aware of how important it was to have a hospital in our community, and that is why George included Speare as a beneficiary of his charitable trust,” says Mary.
Beginning in 2003, donations from George’s trust have helped support the Hospital’s construction projects, the purchase of new equipment and the general day-to-day operations of our community Hospital. And, because of George’s thoughtful planning for the future, his generosity will impact generations to come.
George V. Durgin was born on the family farm in Campton, New Hampshire on April 5, 1918. He graduated from Plymouth High School and started working in the family business until he left home at the age of 24 to enlist in the United States Army Air Force. George saw the world in his twenty-plus years in the Air Force.
When George retired from the military at the age of 51, he went on to hold positions as a bank teller at Plymouth Guaranty, Selectman of the Town of Campton, part-time Deputy Sheriff of Grafton County, Treasurer of the Grange Fair, and traveling the United States working for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Preceptor Workshop: Developing the Informal Leader
Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare has recently been working with Amanda B. Fay, MSN, RN, Assistant Clinical Nursing Professor, Plymouth State University. Amanda has presented to 5 groups of hospital-wide department staff since April – Total 48 staff. The Preceptor workshop is designed specifically focusing on neuroscientific principles to engage the learner actively through discussion, story, and experiential exercises. […]
A Healthy Home – Maintaining a Healthy Environment
Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Patients at Speare Memorial Hospital consistently rank the hospital’s cleanliness as high and often comment about it in satisfaction surveys. In charge of keeping Speare hygienic, Jerica Vallie, director of environmental services, knows best how to clean a home and keep the germs out. Part of a healthy lifestyle is maintaining a healthy environment to […]