Speare Memorial Hospital CEO

Speare Memorial Hospital CEO and President, Michelle McEwen. (Courtesy photo)

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital recognizes the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in the community during National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 18. Each year National Rural Health Day recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 60 million people across the nation living in rural areas, providing much-needed care to a diverse population.

“We salute the hard work of our rural healthcare workers as they work tirelessly to ensure that our central New Hampshire communities remain healthy, safe, and vibrant,” says Michelle McEwen, CEO and president of Speare Memorial Hospital. “Our region is a wonderful place to live and work; and it would not be that way if not for a team of healthcare workers dedicated to our wellbeing.”

Healthcare improves not only the life of the citizens but the livelihood, too. Increased economic opportunities are just one of the many reasons for maintaining healthcare close to small towns. Emergent care and urgent care increase the timely treatment of critical ailments and injuries. When healthcare services are available, grandparents remain near their familiar settings. Primary care provides a remedy for chronic and routine conditions. Altogether, healthcare providers like Speare Memorial Hospital keep the community running smoothly and healthily. 

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If only Speare treated their employees as well at the community they serve, instead of like indentured servants. The top leadership needs a complete overhaul, McEwen being be biggest offender. Speare thrives off the underpaid, undervalued, and chronically under appreciated staff. Those nurses, phlebotomists, aides, techs, and housekeepers care deeply for their community and those that reside there… The board and upper management however only care about their exorbitant paychecks.

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