Celebrating the Nurses at Speare Memorial Hospital

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare Memorial Hospital joins the nation this National Nurses Week to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our nurses. The theme for the 2016 National Nurses week is Culture of Safety: It Starts With YOU. Nursing is a very technical field, from new treatments and medical technologies to new protocols and procedures, nurses are always learning new […]

Cathy Nolan Vincevic a patient of Plymouth OB/GYN

Something to Talk About

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

“No one wants to talk about it,” exclaims Cathy Vinčevič “No women that I know talk about it. I didn’t talk about it. I didn’t even tell my husband. I tried to hide it.” But, she is talking about it now, and “it” is Stress Urinary Incontinence. Cathy says, “You reach a point of no […]

Deanna Brodie, LPN, one of Speare Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center at Speare has something to celebrate

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Deanna Brodie, LPN, one of Speare Memorial Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center’s hyperbaric technicians, earned the Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) certification from the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology on April 8, 2016. Brodie, who is also the wound care center’s Safety Director, began working for Speare’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center in February 2014 after receiving […]

kathy brown new hampshire snow bird and patient at speare general surgery

A year-long journey

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Scary . . . frustrating . . . great. These words best sum up Kathleen “Kathy” Brown’s past year beginning on July 1, 2014. It was her birthday, but instead of celebrating, Kathy found herself in the Emergency Department at Speare Memorial Hospital with severe abdominal pain, noting, “For me to come to the ER […]

American Red Cross blood drive at speare memorial hospital

Speare Employees Give Blood to Help Save Lives

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

One pint of blood can help save 3 lives. On April 19, 2105 several Speare Memorial Hospital employees took part in the hospital’s annual employee blood drive with the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save […]

a multigenerational event - 6th annual Speare Memorial Hospital Wine, Women & Wisdom in Plymouth NH

Sold out crowd makes Speare Memorial Hospital’s 6th Annual Women’s Health Event a Smashing Success

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

The torrential downpour on Thursday, April 7, 2016 didn’t dampen the spirit of the sold-out crowd attending Speare Memorial Hospital’s 6th annual Wine, Women & Wisdom event in Plymouth, NH. This event is the hospital’s annual ladies night where learning and socializing are keys to rejuvenating, re-energizing and rejoicing in the similarities and differences that unite all women. Prior to the […]

Thanks and Sláinte – Good Health – to all!

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Thanks to all the runners‬ and walkers who came out on March 19, 2016 to participate in the 3rd annual Speare Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Plymouth, NH. Close to 250 men, women, children and dogs turned downtown Plymouth, NH green at this year’s fun run / health walk, geared toward encouraging people to get up, get out and […]

pulmonary rehab is offered at Speare Memorial Hospital

March 13 – 19 is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, emphysema, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Since 2010 Speare Memorial Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehab program has been helping people with COPD, through a program of exercise, education and support, learn to breathe and function at the […]

Speare Goes Blue to Help Raise Awareness About Colon Cancer

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Employees spur education and action by participating in national awareness movement One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. Colon cancer typically has no symptoms until it has already progressed to later stages making it much more difficult to treat. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United […]

Speare employees wear red to help raise awareness

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable.                                       On February 5, 2016, to help raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat, many employees at Speare Memorial […]

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