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Plymouth Pediatric Celebration for Wilma Hyde, APRN

Posted on September 26th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

On September 20, 2019, physicians, clinicians, and staff from Speare Memorial Hospital, community members as well as present and former colleagues and patients came together to celebrate the 23-years of service Wilma Hyde, APRN has dedicated to the children of our Central New Hampshire community. It is a time of growth and change for Plymouth Pediatric […]


2019 Speare Senior Resource Fair

Speare Hosting Free Senior Resource Fair

Posted on September 24th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

The Speare Senior Resource Fair targets the common needs and interest of our aging population as well as the resources available to them and their caregivers. At this event, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Speare at Boulder Point in Plymouth, NH, we welcome, inform, and engage seniors, their family, friends, and caregivers about the […]


White Sock Day at Speare 2019 raising awareness about PAD SALSAL (14)

Helping to Raise Awareness – One White Sock at a Time

Posted on September 23rd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

The White Sock Campaign was created by the Save A Leg, Save A Life (SALSAL) Foundation to help raise awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), diabetes, and the prevention of amputation. On September 19, 2019, physicians, clinicians, and staff from Speare Memorial Hospital participated in the SALSAL Foundation’s White Sock Campaign to both raise awareness […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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10 Reasons Men Should Do Yoga

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Most yoga classes are dominated by women. However, yoga is often recommended as a health practice for both men and women. Some even say that yoga classes are more fun and challenging than most gym workouts. As a man, you might not be ready to give up your current exercise habits for something unfamiliar. You could […]


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Annual Golf Classic Raised Over $33,000 for School Dental Health Program

Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Despite ominous predictions of rain, the sun came out on June 6th for Speare’s 21st Annual Golf Classic. “A great group of golfers joined us for the fundraiser,” says Cheryl Callnan, director of development at Speare and coordinator of the event. “We are so pleased that more than $33,000 was raised for our School Dental […]


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Lyme Disease: Do Your Summer Plans Include Avoiding Ticks?

Posted on August 2nd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Remember when you could spend a leisurely summer day outdoors with little concern about ticks? With the tick population on the rise, those are bygone days. And the increase in ticks means a surge in the diseases they transmit. New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country, which is […]


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A Family Legacy

Posted on August 2nd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

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 […]


PHOTO (L R) Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, Ryanne Haskell, RD, LD, E. James Hanowell, DO, James Koren, MD, Lauren Sirignano, RN, BSN, Becky Chase MS, RCEP (for fb)

Weight Loss Surgery at Speare

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

It’s time. Medical science has determined that weight loss surgery saves lives. Maybe it can save yours or the life of someone you know. After much anticipation, Plymouth General Surgery has opened its Weight Loss Surgery Center at Speare. Offering two of the most successful and widely performed procedures—gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—patients are now […]


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