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Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center
105 Chester Road, Springfield, VT 05156
Springfield Health and Rehabilitation is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from an illness or injury. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. We are a WE HONOR VETERANS community partner and are a VA contracted center!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Neurological care and rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- VA Contracted
- Registered Nurses
- Audiology care
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Pet therapy
- Psychiatric services
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Private and Semi-Private Apartments
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Activity room
- Wellness programs
- Private hospice room
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Spa Services
- Computer with internet access
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
Heather Presch, NHACenter Executive Director
Heather has worked in long term care for 18 years in VT and NH. She started out working as a COTA and then the Community Development Director before becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and taking a position as Assistant Administrator. In 2011, Heather started with Springfield Health and Rehab as Center Executive Director, with the hope of having a broader influence on the quality of care of the residents she serves. Heather is proud to work in her home town community where she lives with her husband and two children.
John DunhamCenter Nurse Executive
John joined Springfield Health & Rehab Center’s team in September 2019. He earned his BSN in from Southern Vermont College in 2007. He comes to Springfield with a focus on compassion and patient satisfaction.
Kelly BaptieDirector of Admissions
Kelly has over 13 years’ experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming the Director of Admissions, Kelly worked in various roles throughout the facility ranging from an LNA to Human Resources/Payroll. Kelly has a passion for working directly with residents and their families and making sure their transition to Springfield Health & Rehab is smooth. Kelly is dedicated to helping others with care and compassion.
Jill Malazarte, PTDirector of Rehabilitation
Jill has worked in the facility for over 8 years as a Physical Therapist. She was promoted to Rehab Director in 2019. She graduated from Southwestern University Urgello St. Cebu City, Philippines. When she is not working, you can find her traveling with her husband and children.
Independent and heading home!
Three days after last Christmas, Diane arrived at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center needing six liters of oxygen per hour for respiration difficulties plus two staff members and a hydraulic lift to help her transfer from her bed to a wheelchair.
Experiencing significant pain, Diane was unable to stand without assistance. Not accustomed to depend on others or a machine to help her through tasks most people take for granted, Diane said, “I didn’t want to use the lift, I just wanted to stand on my own.”
Less than two months later, Diane is literally standing on her own two feet, independently, thanks to a two prong approach to physical rehabilitation – her hard work in the physical and occupational therapy department and a dedicated rehabilitation team at the center.
“Diane is one of the most determined patients we’ve ever worked with, said one of the center’s rehabilitation center’s specialists. “She always gave it her best effort. Patients like Diane inspire us as therapists and inspire others patients around her.”
Diane has a lot to look forward to when she gets home – a warm welcome from her puppy whom she hasn’t seen in what seems like forever. She can’t wait to peruse the aisles of the local grocery store on her own picking out ingredients for her lifelong passion, cooking.
“You guys have all been so good to me… all the nurses, aides, the staff in activities and most of all, the rehab staff, said Diane, adding, “I would definitely recommend the center.”
Meet Richard “Rip” Ripchick
Rip was admitted to Springfield Health & Rehab Center after a stroke, which caused weakness in his left leg. Rip was familiar with the facility as his wife had been a previous patient. When he arrived, he could not walk more than 30 feet and was dependent on a wheelchair. After spending time with our rehabilitation therapy team, Rip is now walking with his walker from his room all the way down to the gym! Rip grew up and raised a family in Springfield. He is an Army Veteran and worked with the Springfield Police Department for 24 years. He is looking forward to getting back home and it looks like he will be ready within the next week! Congratulations Rip on your hard work and recovery!
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