Community health epidemiologist joins the Collaborative

Samantha Pearce

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Collaborative, the regional substance misuse prevention organization, announces Samantha Pearce as their community health epidemiologist. Pearce, as epidemiologist, will oversee designing, collecting, and analyzing statistical data to measure collective impact locally and regionally. A recent Master … Continued

Staying emotionally healthy during a pandemic

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – No doubt the coronavirus pandemic has been stressful, contributing to strong and sometimes overwhelming emotions. Actions necessary to reduce the spread of Covid, such as social distancing, adds to anxiety and stress levels. With a high reported … Continued

SMCS earns Gold Award for employee health and wellness

Springfield Medical Care Systems received the Gold Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Medical Care Systems recently received recognition for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their employees. For a second year, SMCS earned a Gold Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness from the Vermont Governor’s Council … Continued

Springfield Hospital welcomes two urology physicians

Amichai D. Kilchevsky, M.D.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Hospital is pleased to welcome two urology physicians who recently joined Leanne Alexander, PA-C, and the urology staff at Springfield Urology.   Amichai D. Kilchevsky, M.D., received his medical degree from the George Washington University School … Continued

Senior Solutions to host virtual annual meeting

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The leaves are changing and falling. This is Vermont’s signal that the heating season is heading our way. If you are 60 or older, please call our help line at 802-885-2669 to see if you qualify for … Continued

HCRS offers same day access to meet mental health needs

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services has implemented an open access model for new clients, allowing the agency to offer same day access. Community mental health has historically been challenged by wait times for client services. Individuals seeking … Continued

Stay strong and independent by preventing falls

REGION – Each year, many Vermonters experience a fall, and only half will tell their health care provider. A fall can cause an injury, limit a person’s mobility and independence, and increase social isolation. But although falls are a leading … Continued

Senior Solutions offers Medicare counselor

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The 2020 open enrollment period is Oct. 15-Dec. 7 this year. Save money and get the best coverage; it is worth taking time to compare. A local Medicare counselor can help you compare your current health or … Continued

Ostomies are lifesavers

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that allows bodily waste to pass through a surgically created stoma on the abdomen into an odor proof prosthetic known as a “pouch” on the outside of the body or … Continued

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