64th Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion is Underway

Springfield, VT (1-9-20)  -  While the 64th Apple Blossom Cotillion is almost four months away, the hard work for its participants began on Sunday, January 5th.  Weekly practices will continue at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield, VT, each Sunday until the final performance and crowning of the 2020 Apple Blossom Queen on May 2nd.   Twenty-one high school senior girls and their chosen escorts will be joined by 21 elementary school couples at this year’s Cotillion.   The...
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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer in Women 65+

by: Kara Pitt, MD, FACOG, Springfield Gynecology A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. If you are a senior, or a caregiver for a senior who is over 65, it is important to know the common risk factors for breast cancer and how appropriate preventative measures can help. Weight Gain and Menopause High levels of estrogen are associated with greater risk for developing breast cancer.  After menopause, the majority of estrogen comes from body fat, so losing weight can ...
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Hearts of Hope Honors and Remembers

During this special time of year, there are many festive, spiritual, crafty and meaningful events one can attend.  At Springfield Hospital, a wonderful seasonal tradition takes place each year, called “Hearts of Hope”. This annual event provides a special opportunity to honor and remember loved ones who are currently battling, or may have lost their life, to cancer or heart disease. Beautiful holiday ornaments, handmade by our volunteers, are placed on our Hearts of Hope tree in honor or ...
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Apple Blossom Cotillion Applications Due December 2nd

High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) and Springfield Hospital are invited to participate in the 64th annual Apple Blossom Cotillion. One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens. This special community event continues to be a unique tradition and a rite of passage for area young people. Girls present themselves with and without their escorts and are interviewed by a panel of judges. We are pleased to welcome Pam Shaugh...
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Physical Therapy Professionals: A Vital Part of Your Healthcare Team

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are vital partners in providing health and wellness care. Many people think that they can only see a rehabilitation provider when they are injured or recovering from surgery.  But what you may not know, is that rehabilitation professionals have a wide array of skills in addition to those we traditionally think of; and are a key part of our healthcare team in terms of preventing injuries and keeping us healthy and well. Working with stude...
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Ludlow Insurance Agency and Springfield Hospital Award Hole-In-One Winner

Sharon Bixby (L) and Sandy Peplau (R), present Mark Huntley, center, with $10,000 hole-in-one cash prize.  SPRINGFIELD, VT (October 21, 2019)  -  On September 19th, 2019, Mark Huntley of Cavendish, VT, landed a Hole-In-One during the 19th Annual Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge at the Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, VT, and won $10,000 which was awarded on Friday, October 18th.  This was the first time in the history of the Golf Challenge, and also the first time during a tournament ...
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SMCS Dental Centers’ Third Annual Sweet Swap

SMCS Dental Center’s Third Annual Sweet Swap Bring in Halloween candy and “Swap” it out for a chance at some great prizes! November 4, 2019-November 14, 2019 Locations Accepting Halloween Candy Chester Dental Center Ludlow Dental Center Each child will receive a goodie bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss and be entered into a raffle for a chance at some great prizes! Prizes Include:    Art Kit   - Snowman Kit  -   Saucer Sled Questions: Contact the Dental Offic...
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2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Available

Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital have completed their 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. The assessment process, which takes place every three years, included an analysis of primary and secondary data by volunteers from several community organizations throughout the area. Research included personal interviews, focus groups and surveys, made available in paper format or on line, covering communities throughout the service area including Windham, Windsor and Benningto...
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Springfield Hospital Opens Newly Renovated Gynecology Suite

Beginning Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, Springfield Hospital will open its newly renovated Gynecology suite located on Level D at Springfield Hospital, 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield, VT.  Board-certified physicians Kara Pitt, MD, Simon Solano, MD, and Wendy Conway, MD, are now serving new and previously-established gynecology patients at this new location. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 5 pm, and Friday 8 am to 3 pm.  Appointments can be made by calling 802-885-7561.    
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2019 Golf Tournament Proceeds Benefit Springfield Hospital

The 19th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, September 19, 2019, was an excellent golf outing and a successful fundraiser. Twenty two teams of golfers competed for awards and raffle prizes. More than 60 sponsoring organizations and individuals underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, and a gift to every golfer. Tournament sponsors were Richard A, Marasa MD, Coverys, Kinney Drugs Foundation, NFP Property & Casualt...
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