1 in 9 Men Will Be Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer in their Lifetime

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, approximately 175,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. 1 in 9 men will get diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. However, only 1 in 41 of these men will die as a result of it, due to the advances in early diagnosis and treatment (source: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html ). In the early stages, when it is most treatable, prostate cancer causes no s...
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Sign Up Now for Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge, Sept. 19th

Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital are hosting their annual fundraiser, Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge, on Thursday, September 19th.  A perennial favorite, this tournament offers participants an afternoon of fun and friendly competition at the prestigious Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, Vermont.A and B flights ensure that all golfers compete at their own level -- and increase the number of winning teams.  Gift certificates to Okemo’s pro shop are awarded to ...
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Scholarship Awarded by Springfield Hospital in Nurse’s Memory

Scholarship Awarded by Springfield Hospital in Nurse’s Memory Springfield, VT (July 19, 2019) - The 14th annual Eileen Austin Neal RN Nursing Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Ella Jaarsma of Cornish, New Hampshire to attend the University of New Hampshire. Ella, who attended Windsor High School, said that “I am excited to start my journey on the path to a career in nursing. Working with skilled heath care professionals will be an important part of my education. I am honored ...
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Springfield Hospital Helps Feed Our Community

Springfield Hospital Helps Feed Our CommunitySPRINGFIELD, VT (July 18, 2019) -  Springfield Hospital helps nourish the region by distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to the community every month. In December 2015, Springfield Hospital joined the collaborative efforts of the Vermont Foodbank and others to use local community hospitals as distribution points for free fruits and vegetables.  Springfield Hospital and Vermont Foodbank’s Veggie Van Go team join forces the 2nd Friday of eve...
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Springfield Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation

 SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL LABORATORY RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FROM COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS SPRINGFIELD, VT (Friday, June 21, 2019) - The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Springfield Hospital Laboratory, Springfield, Vt, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. The facility’s medical director, Carrie Cocklin, MD, was advised of this national recogn...
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Community Meetings Begin July 8th

SMCS and Springfield Hospital invite you to attend community forums to discuss health care services for the area. Forums are planned for the following locations. All meetings are 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.7-8-19 Nolin Murray Center, Springfield, VT 7-10-19 Rockingham Free Public Library 7-15-19 Ludlow Town Hall 7-16-19 Londonderry Town Hall, S.Londonderry 7-18-19 Charlestown, NH Senior Center Questions welcome during the forum. Questions may also be e-mailed in advance to  questions@springfiel...
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Nursing Scholarship in Memory of Springfield Hospital Nurse

Applications are being accepted for the 14th 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. The application deadline is May 24, 2019.  For ...
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Tickets Now on Sale for the 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion

The 63rd Apple Blossom Queen will be crowned on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield.  “The Apple Blossom Cotillion is both a community tradition and a fundraising event,” says Tonia Fleming, Development Officer for Springfield Hospital.  Proceeds are used to fund the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and to support local health care services.Tickets for the Friday, May 3rd “Opening Night” performance cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets for the Satu...
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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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