Thanks to contributions from donors, including a grant from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) has installed a solar hot water system at its Springfield Health Center. The original intent of the project was a rooftop installation, but it was decided that the 100 River Street building, where the Springfield Health Center is located, was not suitable for the panels.  However, a portion of the building near the river is sheltered and receives excellent...

Springfield Medical Care Systems Awarded Two Grants for Dental Laser

Springfield, VT – Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,495 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation and a $2,500 grant from the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust to purchase a dental laser for use in the Ludlow Dental Center in Ludlow, VT.  Services provided by the Center include routine hygiene and basic and major restorative care, including fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, extractions, and emergency dental services.There are...


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Springfield, VT -- Springfield Hospital has received a $20,000 grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation to implement a transitional pharmacist program.An accurate medication history for each patient is critical to ensure medications are prescribed safely, particularly when hospital admission becomes necessary. The grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation will allow Springfield Hospital to conduct a pilot program and have Caroline Kirkpatrick, Pharm.D., station...

Springfield Hospital Takes the Lead in Energy Savings

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The Departments of Engineering and Development at Springfield Hospital are joining forces to install solar hot water at the Hospital - the first ever at a Vermont hospital.Springfield Hospital has already been recognized as an Energy Star rated hospital – one of 200 in the nation, and one of only two in the state of Vermont. This project will harness the energy of the sun to heat the many thousands of gallons of water that the Hospital uses. It will reduce the use of fuel oil and save ...

Golf Tournament Benefits Springfield Hospital

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The 15th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, September 17, was an excellent golf outing and a successful fundraiser. This year's tournament proceeds contributed to the purchase of specialty medical equipment.26 foursomes of golfers competed for team and individual awards and raffle prizes. 35 sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, complimentary refreshments on the course, and a gift to every...

Alyssa McCutcheon Receives Dr. Lovell Award

Alyssa McCutcheon, class of 2015 from Springfield High School, is the fifth recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award. This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student's academic pursuit of a career in health care. It is funded by the proceeds of the Apple Blossom Cotillion, a project of the Development Office of Springfield Medical Care Systems.Dr. Lovell was a long-time physician at Springfield Hospital. His daughters, Melissa Post and Elizabeth David, stat...