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We’ve been selected for the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

Posted on December 27th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

We are excited to share that Speare Memorial Hospital at Boulder Point, has been chosen by the Hannaford store located at 389 Tenney Mountain Hwy, Plymouth, NH as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! This means for every Community Bag purchased at the Plymouth, NH Hannaford during the month of January, we receive […]

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Preventing Patient Falls

Posted on December 18th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in New Hampshire among people ages 65 and over. New Hampshire Falls Facts (This information is from WISQARS and NHUDDS) Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among people 65-85+ with 210 deaths. There were 12,045 older adults treated for fall-related injuries in emergency departments […]

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New After Hours Call Service at Plymouth Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Posted on December 13th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Plymouth Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine is committed to meeting the health care needs of your children 24 hours a day. We have implemented a new service for patients and families that call our office after hours. When you call after hours, you will be directed to Night Nurse Plus, an outside agency that employs experienced pediatric […]

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RehabFit Member of the Month: Ken Chadderton

Posted on December 12th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Ken joined RehabFit in January 2016 with the goal of increasing ankle strength and mobility and overall fitness. Ken comes in almost every day and likes to talk and joke with fellow RehabFit members. Ken also recently joined the morning strength and balance class and is a great addition to the fun, social group. Why […]

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New Radiologists Expand Services for Central New Hampshire Communities

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare is now working with Southern New Hampshire Radiology Consultants (SNHRC) to provide increased services in Central New Hampshire. Dr. Kevin Rivera, chief of radiology at Speare, is leading the expansion with specialty training and the purchase of new equipment and technology. ABOUT SNHRC SNHRC is comprised of a group of highly trained board-certified radiologists, fellowship trained in […]

Susan Laverack M.Ed Community Care Coordinator for IDN 5 — the Franklin, Laconia, and Plymouth communities.

Helping Patients with Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders

Posted on December 6th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare’s care management team was enhanced this year with the addition of Susan Laverack, M.Ed., community care coordinator. Susan’s position is funded through New Hampshire’s Medicaid Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) waiver program to combat the state’s opioid crisis. She is responsible for improving coordination between a patient’s healthcare providers and connecting patients to community support across Franklin, Laconia, […]

Joan Glidden RN preoperative nurse, Steve Ball MS MBA CRNA APRN director of anesthesiology, and Deborah Majersky RN intraoperative nurse.

Reflecting On My Son’s Care

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

“My son had surgery at Speare Memorial Hospital and I can’t say enough good things about our experience! We received an excellent level of care, knowledge, and professionalism — Speare is an all-around five-star hospital. They were so gentle with my son and took extra measures to make sure he was comfortable and happy during the whole […]

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What Form of Strength Training is Right for You?

Posted on November 21st, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

By: Becky Chase M.S., RCEP Leah Baron M.S. JinLyi Mah PSU Exercise & Sports Physiology Student-Intern   The goal of strength training is to build strength, increase our muscle’s body ability to utilize energy without oxygen and to increase the size of skeletal muscle. The body’s muscular strength is used in almost every daily activity […]

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November is American Diabetes Month

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Speare Primary Care and White Mountain Eye Care and Optical will be hosting their free Annual Diabetes Day event to raise awareness about diabetes. The event will feature diabetes education/information from Speare Wound Care ,Pemi Baker Home Health & Hospice, Speare Dietary, White Mountain Eye Care, and Speare Primary Care, light refreshments, and a […]

Flu Clinic 2018

Let’s Take A Closer Look At… Influenza “The Flu”

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Now that the summer season is over we are entering the fun season of sweaters, fall foliage, and pumpkin spice everything. Unfortunately, this change also tends to bring on the start of the dreaded Influenza (flu) season. Last flu season (2017-2018) was one of the most severe seasons we have had in the past several […]

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