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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Springfield Hospital Childbirth Center Closing Effecitve May 3rd

Springfield Hospital announces plans for the closure of its Childbirth Center sooner than earlier planned. The closure will be effective May 3rd, 2019. Hospital staff members have contacted all expectant mothers to inform them of the situation in detail, while helping families make other arrangements for their prenatal care and to plan for their eventual childbirth experience. The Hospital hosted a Meet and Greet event with other area hospitals and health care providers present to meet expectan...
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SMCS Restores Wages After Exceeding Financial Milestone

Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) announces its plan to restore employee salaries and wages effective May 5, 2019 as it has exceeded an important milestone - the reduction of its operating budget by more than $6.5 million on an annualized basis. Through implementation of a series of expense reduction strategies, including workforce restructuring, salary and wage reductions, a new emergency services team, and the planned closure of its Childbirth Unit, the health system has begun the proces...
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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 Hospital Announces New Emergency Department Provider

Springfield Hospital’s contract with BlueWater Emergency Partners of Brunswick, Maine, begins April 9th, 2019. This new contract, first announced last October, 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 care and overall patient experiences are top priorities,” said Michael Halstead, ...
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Springfield Hospital and Brattleboro Hospital Announce Collaborative Efforts for Childbirth Services

Recently, Springfield Hospital announced changes to its 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 visits and surgery. Women in need of gynecological services can continue to schedule appointments...
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Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems Board of Directors Vote to Close Childbirth Center Services

At a special Board meeting held Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019, Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems boards voted to close the Hospital’s Childbirth Center. The Hospital will collaborate with other area health systems to provide childbirth services for the region. After months of careful analysis and an additional week of listening sessions and analysis as employees, members of the medical staff, and the community shared information and insights regarding the continuation o...
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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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