Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital Boards Carefully Consider Continuation of Childbirth Center Services

Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital Board members listened carefully as members of staff, the community and administration shared information and perspective at the March 12th Board meeting regarding the continuation of childbirth services at Springfield Hospital.“This consideration is something the administration and Board members have taken very seriously, recognizing the quality of the Center and the point of pride it represents for generations of families,” comments...
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Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc. and Springfield Hospital Announce Restructuring Plans

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SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT (February 1, 2019) - Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc. (SMCS), and Springfield Hospital today announced a restructuring of its operations to reduce expenses and improve the organization’s financial performance. The restructuring, which is part of a broader plan to ensure ongoing access to quality healthcare services in the region, includes the elimination of positions and system-wide wage adjustments to better align the system’s workforce and costs to current mark...
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The Tradition Continues: the 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion is Underway!

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Springfield, Vermont  (January 18, 2019)  -  The 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion is almost four months away, but the hard work for its participants began on Sunday, January 6th, at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield and will continue every Sunday until the big night on May 4th.13 high school senior girls and their chosen escorts will be joined by 21 elementary school couples at this year’s Cotillion.  The musical theme for this year’s production is inspired by the television show "Glee" and...
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SMCS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TEAM

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SPRINGFIELD, Vermont (January 17, 2019) - Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc.’s board of directors has approved three interim leadership appointments. Michael J. Halstead, MBA, has been appointed interim chief executive officer for Springfield Hospital. With more than 40 years of healthcare leadership experience, Halstead has guided dozens of hospitals through periods of significant challenge while working collaboratively with employees, physicians and other stakeholders to improve financ...
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COVERYS GRANT SUPPORTS PHARMACIST  AT SMCS RAPID ACCESS CLINIC

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SPRINGFIELD, VT – Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, Boston, MA, recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS).  The grant supports an innovative new concept to include pharmacist consultation services as a component of its Rapid Access Clinic.  The pharmacist consult program was initially launched in 2017, and this grant will allow SMCS to offer expanded hours at Rockingham and Springfield locations.  The Rapid Access Clinic provides expedited psychia...
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SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CARE SYSTEMS RECEIVES CLINICAL QUALITY GRANT AWARD

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Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) was recently awarded $86,553 in grant funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA’s announcement states, “This grant award recognizes the highest performing health centers nationwide, as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. The Quality Improvement Awards support HRSA’s strategic goal to improve access to quality health care and directly supports the U.S. Depar...
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SMCS DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR AREA STUDENTS

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SPRINGFIELD, VT - Springfield Medical Care Systems hosted a backpack and school supply drive to collect donations for area students to help them get ready for the new school year. The drive, coordinated as part of National Health Center Week and conducted in Springfield, Ludlow, Londonderry, Chester, Bellows Falls, VT and Charlestown, NH health center locations, yielded boxes of backpacks and several hundred school supply items. The supplies were delivered to area schools and service organiz...
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7th Grade Class Donates Art to Springfield Health Center

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The 7th Grade art class at Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT, under the direction of Marguerite Janiszyn, recently presented their rendition of classical works of art painted on ceiling tiles to brighten the patient rooms at Springfield Health Center. This unique project was a team effort with two youth partnering together to finish one ceiling tile for the project.  “This art project was a fun and creative effort that allows our local students to contribute to their community and to ...
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SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL LAUNCHES FIRST MMBNE MILK DEPOT IN VERMONT

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SPRINGFIELD, VT – Springfield Hospital announces the grand opening of a human milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE). The opening event will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 1-3 pm at The Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital.  Families, prospective milk donors, healthcare providers, and community members are invited to attend the family-friendly celebration, which will include a ribbon-cutting, refreshments, and information on how nursing mothers c...
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SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CARE SYSTEMS IS PLEASED TO WELCOME PITT, KARA, MD, FACOG

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SPRINGFIELD, VT - The Women’s Health Center of Springfield is pleased to welcome Kara Pitt, MD, FACOG.Dr. Pitt is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She received her Masters of Science from Yale University and later attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine where she earned her Medical Degree with Honors. She completed her OB/GYN residency in 2003 at Brown University, Women’s and Infants’ Hospital, Providen...
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