George Varnum Durgin April 5 1918 March 20 2001

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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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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Celebrating our Volunteers

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare Memorial Hospital volunteers were honored at their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 24th. Volunteers serve in many capacities which include the Front Desk, Gift Shop, Inpatient Unit, various offices, Environmental Services, and Therapy Dog Services. Volunteers also serve on various Hospital Committees including the Patient Family Advocacy Council and the Patient Experience […]


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4-Million Reasons to Celebrate National Nurses Week

Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact […]


Volunteers and Oncology Team Donate Life

April is National Donate Life Month

Posted on April 23rd, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

New England Donor Services coordinated the recovery and transplant of 1,159 organs in 2018, the most ever.  Through the generosity of 393 organ donors, 2,236 tissue donors and the dedicated work of NEDS staff, both OPOs (New England Organ Bank and LifeChoice Donor Services) realized increases in donation and transplant again this year. The staff […]


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Local Bank Donates to Speare Wound Care Center

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Rick Wyman, president of Meredith Village Savings Bank, recently visited Speare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center to present a donation for the purchase of an ankle-brachial index (ABI) device. “The community has always been at the heart of our mission,” says Rick. “We are thrilled to have played a small role in the hospital’s […]


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