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

Baby and Milk
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

Pitt Kara
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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SMCS PLANS REGIONAL DENTAL CENTER EXPANSION IN CHESTER, VT

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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THINGS WOMEN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER

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...
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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...
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SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL RECEIVES BEQUESTS

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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...
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