Springfield Hospital

Lester “Pete” Peck Receives VT Pharmacists Award

SPRINGFIELD, VT (April 15, 2022) – Springfield Hospital’s Director of Pharmacy Services, Lester “Pete” Peck, R.Ph., Pharm.D. was honored with the Inaugural Challenge Coin Award from the Vermont Pharmacists Association at their spring meeting. The Vermont Pharmacists Association Challenge Coin recognizes a pharmacist who has contributed to the welfare of patients and the profession of pharmacy in both civilian and military/first responder settings. The VPA Challenge Coin reads, “Civilian-Pharmacist-Serviceperson.”

“Congratulations Pete! We are honored to have you as a member of our staff, and we thank you for your commitment to our patients and your service to our country,” stated Bob Adcock, CEO of Springfield Hospital.

Major Pete Peck is the Pharmacy Logistics Officer for the 804th Medical Brigade United States Army Reserve. During COVID-19, Major Peck served on the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force (UAMTF) in New York City.

Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship Applications Due June 24

SPRINGFIELD, VT (March 29, 2022) –  Applications are now being accepted for the 17th 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 Springfield Hospital’s Community Health Award in 2003. In 2004, the Hospital established the Spirit of Nursing Award in recognition of her many years of dedicated service.

Upon her death in February 2006, at the request of Eileen’s family, Springfield Hospital established a nursing scholarship fund in her name with the gifts received in her memory. “This scholarship continues the positive influence Eileen had on both nursing and the community,” said Lyndsy McIntyre, VP of Patient Care Services at Springfield Hospital.

The application deadline is June 24, 2022. Click here for the scholarship application . If you would like more information, please contact Sandy Peplau in the Marketing & Development office by email speplau@springfieldhospital.org or call 802-885-7686.

Springfield Hospital Receives 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award

Springfield, VT (March 25, 2022) – Springfield Hospital is pleased to announce that it has received the 2022 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness-Gold Level Award. This award is presented each year by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the Vermont Department of Health to worksites that encourage their employees to establish a healthy environment in which to work and create programs that help reduce chronic disease and support emotional wellbeing. “Having a supportive, healthy environment at work is beneficial to both employees and their families,” says Janet Lyle, Springfield Hospital’s VP of Human Resources. “We are pleased with this recognition by the State of Vermont and will continue to promote positive healthy initiatives for our employees,” continued Lyle. “We thank you for your commitment to health and wellness at your workplace, especially during these unique times,” says Ashwinee Kulkarni, Public Health Specialist with the VT Department of Health.

“EVERYONE WAS EXTREMELY ATTENTIVE TO MY CARE.”

“After my skiing accident, I was brought by ambulance to Springfield Hospital’s Emergency Department. The level of care I received was wonderful! The team really listened to me as I answered their questions. Everyone was extremely attentive to my care throughout the entire process. My follow up with Connecticut Valley Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine was also very reassuring. Dr. Muller made me feel confident that my collarbone was going to heal properly and safely. In the proper amount of time, I’d be back running with my dogs.”

— Tish Lewis, Reading, VT

Springfield Hospital Receives Poster and Banner of Thanks from Saxtons River Elementary School Students

SPRINGFIELD, VT (February 21, 2022)  –  A welcome surprise was delivered to the Springfield Hospital staff from the children of the Saxtons River Elementary School. With the assistance of their teachers, a colorful banner and fourteen posters were created by the children to thank the staff for their work at keeping us all safe. “The banner and posters refill our hearts and renew our purpose. Thank you,” says Vicky Collingwood, Assistant Manager and Unit Based Educator of the Inpatient Care Unit. She added, “Some of the posters were given to the patients, encouraging them to get well. We are proud of the work we do here at Springfield Hospital and truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of this kind and very special gesture by the children.

Photo: Vicky Collingwood, BSN, RN; Antje Greene, RN;  Sherry Cobb, RN; and Marissa Martin, DNP


Springfield Hospital’s Adult Day Service Program Receives Donation

Back Row L to R: Janet Beauchain, Shelly Holley, Kristi Neathawk, Jana Rheaume, Deb McMahon, Elise Fecteau
Sitting in front: Clients: Jean Johnson and Elaine Anderson

SPRINGFIELD, VT (January 27, 2022)  –  Springfield Hospital’s Adult Day Service recently received a generous donation from the staff of the Vermont Packinghouse, located in North Springfield, VT. This donation will be used to purchase items for the Adult Day Service’s activity program for the clients.

“We are very grateful for this donation,” says Sue Pollard, Adult Day Service Director. “The clients look forward to the various creative activities that we offer and this donation will be used to enhance our program,” continues Pollard. 

The Adult Day Service Program offers an affordable program which participants refer to as “A Home Away from Home.” The Program helps adults over the age of 18 face the challenges associated with aging and disability, frailty, isolation and physical or cognitive impairment. The cost-effective program includes a variety of health, social and supportive services to help participants enhance wellness and maintain independence.

For more information on the Adult Day Service Program, 266 River Street, Springfield, VT, call Sue Pollard at 802-885-9881.

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Springfield Hospital Welcomes Anthony Campbell, DO, General Surgeon

Anthony Campbell, DO

SPRINGFIELD, VT (January 14, 2022) – Springfield Hospital is pleased to welcome Anthony Campbell, DO to the general surgery department..

Dr. Campbell received is Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri in 2011. He completed his general surgery residency with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan from 2011-2016. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he completed a Post Sophomore Anatomic Pathology Fellowship in 2009. Dr. Campbell was designated as a Diplomate and awarded his certification in General Surgery from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in 2018.

Dr. Campbell is currently accepting new patients at Springfield General Surgery. Please call to schedule an appointment at 802-885-5600.

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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 http://www.springfieldhospital.org, or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldHospitalVT

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

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Notice of Public Meeting

This notice is to advise that Springfield Hospital, Springfield, VT, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 to provide community information regarding an application to the United States Department of Agriculture for a Community Facilities Grant to recover lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting will be held from 5:00 – 5:30 pm via Zoom. For further information, please contact Anna Smith at 802-885-7621 or to join the meeting, please use the following link:  

Join Zoom Meeting, Thursday, December 16, 2021, 5 – 5:30 pm 

Dear Springfield Hospital