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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ANNUAL WELL WOMAN VISITS IMPORTANT FOR OVERALL HEALTH

SPRINGFIELD, VT - Attention to all the ladies out there. Have you scheduled your annual well woman exam? No? Is it because you are one of the many that think you don’t need to because your pap is normal? Or you’ve had a hysterectomy and think a gynecological exam is unnecessary? The new guidelines on cervical cancer screening may have given women the impression that if a pap smear isn’t needed for 3-5 years, then there is no need for a gynecological exam either. In addition, the guideline of ...
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