Mary Durgin at her home on Squam Lake

Mary Durgin… From Charitable Support to Patient

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

“We are so fortunate to have Speare here,” says Mary Durgin. Her brother, George Durgin, felt the same. That’s why he included Speare among the charities he made provisions for in a charitable trust he established. Since his passing 16 years ago, Mary has distributed a check to Speare every year, which has helped the […]


The 2017 Speare Golf Classic

Register For Our 8 – Week Golf Conditioning Program Offered by RehabFit

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

For all levels of recreational golfers!   When: Wednesdays & Fridays:   10 – 11 am  (Starts Wednesday, March 7th thru Friday, April 27th) Where: 103 Boulder Point Drive     Community Room Pricing: RehabFit Members         $80 Non-Members                 $125        Our Golf Conditioning Program includes: Flexibility & Mobility Training Core Strengthening Large Muscle Group Training Whole Body […]


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National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 2, 2018

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Go Red For Women is a movement that starts with you. Lead by example and make the time to “Know Your Numbers.” It’s knowledge that could save your life. Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol HDL (good) Cholesterol Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Body Mass […]


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There’s A Superhero Inside All of Us…We Just Need The Courage to Put On The Cape

Posted on January 24th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

by Lee Webster, Speare donor I’m 5’ 2”. Every time I have gone for a mammogram, I’ve managed to trip over the long gowns. I’ve usually ended up tossing it onto a chair in frustration, as it did nothing to preserve modesty and was aggravating to boot. During my last mammo, the fabulous tech helping […]


Teddy Bear Donation 2018 from Plymouth Regional High School

PRHS Operation Teddy Bear brings smiles to Speare

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

2018 marks the third year the Plymouth Regional High School class of 2019 hosted the school’s annual ‘Operation Teddy Bear’ fundraiser. As a community service project, junior class officers sold colorful teddy bear cut-outs for one dollar each during school and special events. Students, teachers, and staff wrote names on the bears and they were […]


volunteer luncheon 2016

Speare Volunteers Share Their Talents, Time and Compassion

Posted on January 18th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

by Chris Fenn, Student & Volunteer Services Coordinator When a long-time volunteer recently found himself requiring medical services, he was encouraged to hear the ED provider refer to him as “one of our own.” Our volunteers understand what it is like to be part of the team at Speare Memorial Hospital. Though our healthcare providers […]


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Matt & Sheila Howe… From Community Partner to Patients

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

With his wife in her final month of pregnancy with their first child, the last thing on Matt Howe’s mind that morning was his own mortality. He started his day like any other, as program director at The Plymouth House, a treatment home for those with addiction to drugs or alcohol. The Plymouth House and […]


(From L R) Alison Lovett RN, Dr. James Hanowell, Deanna Brodie LPN, Rebecca Sayre Clinical Program Director, Linda Drew, Dr. John Bentwood, Rebekah Sexton PA C, and Dr. Jim Koren Medical Director

Speare’s Wound Center Named One of Nation’s Best

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare has earned the prestigious Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence award. Centers earning this award must achieve outstanding clinical results for 24 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92% and a healing rate of at least 91% in less than 31 median […]


Rebeccah Chase and Marisa Zamrock, Exercise Specialists, RehabFit

Strength Training with Weights: The Myths and the Facts

Posted on January 9th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

By Rebeccah Chase and Marisa Zamrock, Exercise Specialists, RehabFit If you haven’t started lifting weights, it may be because you have run into some of the myths about strength training. Read on to dismiss these myths and get the facts. For both women and men, taking time each week to build your strength can help you live a more healthy and independent […]


pat nestor it analyst at his desk at speare hospital in plymouth nh

Pat Nestor… From employee to patient

Posted on January 4th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

“Going from employee to patient made me realize how critical Speare is to our community,” says Pat. It was a wild three months. Life changing. It all began last November 7th, when Pat Nestor went to bed coughing, wheezing, and feeling nauseated. Pat and his wife of 36 years, Linda, both work at Speare Memorial […]


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