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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 […]


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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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Esophageal Cancer: On the Rise

Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

While many cancer deaths are decreasing across our country, there is one growing at an alarming rate – esophageal cancer. And this is of tremendous concern to Dr. Joseph Casey, of Plymouth General Surgery. “Cancer of the esophagus is one of the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the United States, with nearly 18,000 new cases […]


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Wine, Women, Wisdom and Lots of Laughter

Posted on June 13th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

On May 9, 2019, Speare Memorial Hospital held its 9th annual Wine Women & Wisdom at the Common Man in Plymouth for over 200 women from communities around central New Hampshire. The doors opened at 4:30 pm for attendees to enjoy a wine tasting, light dinner buffet, buy chances on raffle prizes, and shop the vendor […]


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Got Lunch! Speare funds program to relieve hunger

Posted on June 11th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Exhilarating. Worthwhile. Beneficial…for the children and ourselves. These are the words that came to mind when women from several local Got Lunch! programs in the region were asked to describe the volunteer work they do. The women gathered when Speare awarded Got Lunch! programs in Plymouth, Rumney, Campton/ Thornton, and Ashland/Holderness with funding through the […]


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Hope and Healing from the Heart – Celebrating National Hospital Week

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

National Hospital Week 2019 celebrates hope and healing, and the hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart. Celebrating National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service […]


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