CEO News

Information Update Regarding Patients’ Refund Checks

Springfield Medical Care Systems (“SMCS”) and Springfield Hospital are receiving inquiries regarding checks not being honored by some of our local banks.   SMCS and Springfield Hospital filed for chapter 11 reorganization on June 26th.  As part of that reorganization process, the Bankruptcy Code mandates a hold on any checks issued prior to June 26th, […]

Keeping Health Care Accessible in Rural Vermont

By Mike Halstead, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Springfield Hospital Published in Valley News, 6-27-19 Rural living in Vermont is famous for its vibrant communities and remarkable people.  Essential to preserving the character of Vermont’s rural towns is access to local, high-quality health care. Hospitals and medical practices, like schools, are vital to the health and […]

SMCS and Springfield Hospital File Chapter 11 – Reorganization .

On June 26, 2019, Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) and Springfield Hospital (SH) filed for Chapter 11 – Reorganization. The hospital and health centers will remain open and operating as usual while the organizations work through the reorganization process, which is expected to last up to 12 months, but can be shorter or longer depending […]

Community Health Needs Assessment – Please Respond by July 9th

The 2019 community health needs assessment survey is your chance to influence our organizational goals for the next three years. We are working in collaboration with many area community partners, including: Chester/Andover Family Center Edgar May Health & Recreation Center Greater Falls Connections Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) Neighborhood Connections OneCare VT Southeastern Vermont […]

BlueWater Emergency Partners Begins April 9th

Springfield Hospital’s contract with BlueWater Emergency Partners of Brunswick, Maine, begins April 9th, 2019. This new contract, first announced last November, ensures access to a vital community service and provides the Emergency Department with a board-certified doctor, nurse practitioners and physician assistants working alongside the experienced nurses on site at Springfield Hospital 24/7. Superior clinical […]

Springfield Hospital and Brattleboro Hospital Announce Collaborative Efforts For Childbirth Services

We recently announced changes to our Women’s Health Services program. These changes include closure of the Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital. Springfield Hospital staff is working with expectant mothers to help them make other arrangements. A full range of gynecological services will continue to be offered at The Women’s Health Center of Springfield, including office […]

2018 Audits are Complete; Strategic Decision Making Underway

A forensic and certified independent audit, both ordered by Springfield Medical Care Systems’ (SMCS) Board of Directors and shared with the State of Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, provide important information as we consider the necessary changes that will help our system move toward a strengthened financial outlook. The forensic audit, conducted by the BerryDunn […]

Josh Dufresne, MBA
Acting CEO
Springfield Medical Care Systems

Mike Halstead

Mike Halstead, MBA
Interim CEO
Springfield Hospital