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 […]


ct scanner at speare memorial hospital

The latest in CT imaging technology is at Speare

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital

With the help of our generous donors, Speare now offers the latest in CT imaging technology with the Philips Ingenuity CT scanner. This system offers many features and functions that allow for continued improvement and enhancement of scanning capability, image quality, and dose reduction for patients. This system offers many new features and functions including: […]


Dec 2017 rehabfit member of the month Carole Heuser

RehabFit December Member of the Month

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

DECEMBER MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Carole Heuser  Carole has been a member of RehabFit since April 2010! She has been working hard in the 8 am Strength & Balance Class for almost a year now. Carole’s hard work, positive attitude and great sense of humor are contagious! She is a great role model for RehabFit members! […]


It's a Guy Thing 2017 speakers Dr. Casey, Dr. Watto, Dr. Weiss

The 6th annual It’s A Guy Thing! was a fun and informative night

Posted on December 8th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

On Thursday, December 7, 2017 Speare held its 6th annual It’s A Guy Thing! men’s only health event. This evening is about sharing knowledge and experience in a casual and fun atmosphere. The evening included a buffet from Biederman’s Deli and Pub, a beer tasting from Squam Brewing, raffle prizes from Plymouth Ski & Sports, Loon […]


it's a guy thing 2017 speare memorial hospital men's health event

It’s A Guy Thing! Feel The Burn?

Posted on November 30th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare Memorial Hospital presents the 6th annual It’s A Guy Thing! This men’s only health event is about breaking down barriers and sharing knowledge and experience in a casual atmosphere. The evening will include a buffet from Biederman’s Deli, a beer tasting from Squam Brewery, two speakers, and raffles. It’s a Guy Thing! will be held at […]


wound care team helping to raise awareness about PAD #DocsInSocks

#DocsInSocks – September is  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month – #WhiteSockCampaign

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

September is  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. Physicians, clinicians, and staff at Speare Memorial Hospital participated in The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s White Sock Campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of PAD and early detection through one simple tool: a white sock. The white sock symbolizes the many patients […]


Dr. Douglass Weiss of Plymouth orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Speare memorial Hospital

Dr. Doug Weiss joins Speare and Plymouth Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Dr. Weiss is excited to return to central New Hampshire.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College where he captained the ice hockey team. After graduation, he played professional hockey in the United States and Europe before returning to Dartmouth to attend medical school. He completed a general surgery internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and […]


staff and medical providers of Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare has been named on the 2017 list of 62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare Memorial Hospital has just been named on Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 list of “62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”. This is the third year Becker’s has published a list recognizing outstanding critical access hospitals in the nation, and Speare has been honored all three years. According to Becker’s, “The critical access hospitals featured on this list have a reputation […]


Donna - a diabetic's wound care story

Speare’s state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy helps heal wounds

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital

A diabetic for decades, things got grim for Donna three years ago when a diabetic ulcer appeared on her right toe. The pain was so intense she couldn’t put pressure on her foot. She tried over-the-counter treatments, but the wound would not heal. “Amputation was mentioned several times,” says Donna, “so it was a relief when Dr. […]


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