Springfield Hospital Welcomes FEMA Team Assistance

Members of the FEMA Team

SPRINGFIELD, VT (December 23, 2021) — Springfield Hospital is pleased to welcome a Federal Emergency Management Agency team to assist the hospital in its pandemic response.

Working in close collaboration with the State of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health, Springfield Hospital is utilizing the six-person FEMA team that arrived last Friday to staff an outpatient vaccination clinic onsite at the hospital. Beginning Monday, December 27th, an additional treatment clinic for COVID-positive patients will also be offered onsite at the hospital.

Appointments can be scheduled online by visiting  https://springfieldhospital.org/covid-19-vaccine-info/ .  The Covid Treatment Clinic requires a physician referral from primary care providers and is available by scheduled appointment only.

The FEMA team will work with Hospital staff through January 15th, 2022, and possibly longer depending on availability.

“The FEMA professionals are providing great support to our Springfield Hospital staff, which has worked around the clock to provide needed care to our community resulting from COVID-19 and many other illnesses. The FEMA team will help us provide additional access to vaccinations, and treatment for COVID-positive patients throughout our region, and we are grateful to receive these federal resources,” commented Bob Adcock, CEO of Springfield Hospital.

For more information about Vermont’s Covid-19 response, including vaccination, testing and prevention, please visit Healthvermont.gov/covid-19.

About Springfield Hospital:

Springfield Hospital is a not-for-profit, critical access hospital located in Springfield, VT, serving communities in Windsor, Windham and portions of Bennington counties, in Vermont; and parts of Sullivan and Cheshire counties in New Hampshire. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient care, 24-hour emergency care, adult day care, and specialty care services including general surgery; ear, nose and throat; orthopaedics, podiatry, gynecology and urology. A comprehensive program of inpatient mental health services is offered at The Windham Center in Bellows Falls, VT. For more information, please visit our website at www.springfieldhospital.org, or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldHospitalVT