Bailey Matteson Receives Dr. Lovell Award

SPRINGFIELD, VT - Bailey Matteson, class of 2017 from Black River High School in Ludlow, VT, is the seventh recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award. This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health care. It is funded by the proceeds of the Apple Blossom Cotillion, a project of the Development Office of Springfield Medical Care Systems. Dr. Lovell was a long-time physician at Springfield Hospital. His daughters, Mel...
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Michelle Tavares Honored With Grayce M. Sills Award For Distinguished Service

Springfield Medical Care Systems is pleased to congratulate Michelle Tavares, BN, RN-BC, as the recent recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Award for Distinguished Service. Michelle was honored at the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) New England regional awards dinner, held at Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee, VT, for “exceptional and meritorious service to the Board.”  This honor recognizes Michelle’s ongoing contributions as the VT representative to the APNA Board. She began Board servi...
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Nursing Scholarship in Memory of Springfield Hospital Nurse

Applications are being accepted for the 11th 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. Eileen Austin Neal was a registered nurse at Springfield Hospital for 64 years, retiring in 2005.  She was the first recipient of the Hospital’s Community Health Award i...
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SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL GOES SOLAR SPRINGFIELD, VT

Thanks to contributions from donors, including a grant from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) has installed a solar hot water system at its Springfield Health Center. The original intent of the project was a rooftop installation, but it was decided that the 100 River Street building, where the Springfield Health Center is located, was not suitable for the panels.  However, a portion of the building near the river is sheltered and receives excellent...
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Springfield Medical Care Systems Awarded Two Grants for Dental Laser

Springfield, VT – Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,495 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation and a $2,500 grant from the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust to purchase a dental laser for use in the Ludlow Dental Center in Ludlow, VT.  Services provided by the Center include routine hygiene and basic and major restorative care, including fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, extractions, and emergency dental services. There are...
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VOLUNTEERS TOUCH HEARTS AND RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER

SPRINGFIELD, VT  -  Hearts of Hope, a project of the volunteers at Springfield Hospital, raised $6,180 towards the purchase of items for the support and comfort of patients at Springfield Hospital’s Oncology Clinic.  This total amount is the most ever raised in this decades-old holiday tradition. The campaign is a way to honor a loved one or friend who is currently affected by cancer or who has experienced cancer in the past.  For a contribution of $10 or more, a personalized, hand-made ornam...
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IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES USING CLINICAL HYPNOSIS

SPRINGFIELD, VT  -   Clinical hypnosis has proven an effective tool for a variety of healthcare needs — having been used successfully to treat pain, anxiety, fears, phobias, asthma, migraines, bedwetting, tics, irritable bowel, habit disorders such as smoking and many other problems. Hypnosis can be used successfully with surgical patients to decrease anxiety, reduce pain and hasten healing. Many women choose to use hypnosis to help prepare for labor and delivery. Students and athletes have used...
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