The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Springfield Shriners Hospital submitted its Phase 1 attestation on May 29, 2020, its Phase 2 attestation on June 9, 2020, and its Phase 3 attestation on July 8, 2020.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

Screening protocol and updated policies at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

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Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer, MS, LAT, ATC

Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer, MS, LAT, ATC

Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer, MS, LAT, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer at the Springfield Shriners Hospital. She graduated magna cum laude from Westfield State University with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training, and earned a master's degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith College. While working on her MS, she worked as a teaching assistant and graduate assistant athletic trainer primarily with field hockey, soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Victoria is a certified CPR/AED instructor and is certified in RockBlades®, BladesAdvanced®, and FMT Pediatrics®, a manual therapy technique and taping techniques partnered with RockTape®.

From 2018-2019, Victoria worked as a per diem athletic trainer providing services for Hampden Charter School East and West, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Westfield Public Schools,Springfield Tech Community College, Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and UMass Amherst. During the summer months, Victoria has worked sports camps and clinics all over the state of Massachusetts.

In conjunction with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, Victoria is working at Roots Athletic Center in Westfield, Massachusetts, as an athletic trainer, in addition to assisting with special events in the sports health and medicine program.