SPRINGFIELD, VT  -  Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc. (SMCS) is moving forward with plans to expand dental services at Chester Health Center located on Route 11 in Chester, VT. The SMCS Community Health Needs Assessment revealed strong demand for increased dental services, particularly for prevention and care for the underserved, since many lower income residents have limited access to needed dental care. In response to this need, plans include expanding dental services in Chester with th...

Apple Blossom Cotillion on Display

Portraits of past Apple Blossom Queens along with a collection of gowns worn in past Cotillions are on display at Springfield Health Center in the 100 River Street building.  The portraits include the formal portraits of Apple Blossom queens since 1977 and several private portraits donated by queens from 1957 to 1976.  The portrait of the 2017 Apple Blossom queen, Katherine Moulton, is on display in the lobby of Springfield Hospital and will be at this year’s Cotillion. The exhibit is loc...

Nursing Scholarship Offered in Memory of Springfield Hospital Nurse

Applications are being accepted for the 13th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study.  Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Application forms are available in high school guidance offices and from the Development Office of Springfield Hospital. Deadline is May 25.  For information, contact Larr...

62nd Apple Blossom Cotillion Underway

Springfield, VT  -  The 62nd Apple Blossom Cotillion is three months away, but the hard work for its participants began on Sunday, January 7 at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield and will continue every Sunday until the big night on May 5. 13 high school senior girls and their chosen escorts will be joined by 25 elementary school couples at this year’s Cotillion. The musical theme this year is “Apple Blossom on the Big Screen” and will feature songs from recent motion pictures, including Beaut...


SPRINGFIELD, VT  -  January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and The Women’s Health Center of Springfield wants to remind women that cervical cancer can often be found early, and sometimes even prevented entirely, by having regular Pap tests. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. There are two types of tests used for cervical cancer screening. The first is the Pap test which can discover pre-cancer cell changes, and treat them before they beco...

Springfield Medical Care Systems Awarded Grant for Surgical Drill

Madhav Shrirao
Springfield, VT – Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $4,558 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to purchase a new surgical drill for use at Chester Family Dental in Chester, VT.   The new drill will allow Dentist Madhav Shrirao, DMD, to place dental implants, a new service at the Center, and to surgically extract teeth, including wisdom teeth.  Services provided by the Center include routine hygiene and basic and major restorativ...


Larry Next to Sign
SPRINGFIELD, VT  -    Springfield Hospital has recently received two bequests totaling almost $200,000.   James and Eleanor Krieger of Chester, Vt established a charitable remainder trust in which Springfield Hospital had an interest.  Dr. Krieger passed away in 2012 and Mrs. Krieger in 2017. The Hospital’s share of that trust was $11,308. Kenneth and Frances Balch of Springfield, Vt established a charitable remainder trust that named Springfield Hospital as a beneficiary.  Fran passed...


madison newsletter
The Apple Blossom Cotillion - a community tradition for 61 years - has a new volunteer director.   Madison Moreau is very excited to be taking on this role.  While relatively new to the local area, she has been studying and teaching dance for more than 15 years.  Not only did she have her choreographic pieces featured at Hampshire College, where she was a student, but she has also worked for the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as a choreographer.  She also volunteered with the Good Compan...

Springfield Medical Care Systems is pleased to welcome Renee Van Sickle, DNP, FNP-C.

Renee Van Sickle
SPRINGFIELD, VT   —  Renee VanSickle, DNP, FNP-C,  has joined Dr. Barbara Dalton and the Family Medicine Suite team at Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield, VT.  She is now accepting new patients to her primary care panel. Renee received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Community College;  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK;  Master of Nursing Degree, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Maryville University in...

Golf Tournament Benefits Springfield Hospital

The 17th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, September 21 was an excellent golf outing and a successful fund raiser.  This year’s tournament proceeds exceeded $20,000 and will support the Hospital’s campaign to renovate its Childbirth Center. A record 32 teams of golfers competed for awards and raffle prizes. 30 sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, complimentary refreshments on the course, a...