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Elizabethtown Community Hospital Welcomes New Family Physician to its Au Sable Forks Health Center

Johnnie Wren, MD is looking forward to practicing rural family medicine


Elizabethtown, NY — Johnnie Wren, MD, recently joined the University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital to provide family medicine care. Dr. Wren will see patients at the Au Sable Forks Health Center, one of the hospital’s six community-based health centers in Essex County.

“Dr. Wren is a wonderful addition to our health center team and shares our passion for improving the lives of our patients and their families,” said Rob DeMuro, MD, medical director for primary care at Elizabethtown Community Hospital

“Connecting with patients and supporting the health of a small community are some of the things that drew me to rural family medicine,” said Dr. Wren. “It is a privilege to be able to positively impact the lives of patients and their families and one I take very seriously. I’m excited to join the Elizabethtown Community Hospital team and serve our community.”

During her training in the University of Vermont Health Network’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Wren says it became clear that she wanted to stay in Northern New York. The welcoming atmosphere and camaraderie among staff at Elizabethtown Community Hospital health centers helped her decide where. “When I met the staff at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, I knew I had found the right place,” said Dr. Wren.

Dr. Wren earned her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University and attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at the UVM Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.

The Au Sable Forks Health Center, located at 15 Pleasant Street in Au Sable Forks, New York, is open Monday through Friday. Dr. Wren is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call (518) 647-8164 or visit ECH.org.


About Elizabethtown Community Hospital

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving the 39,000 people who live, work and vacation in Essex County, NY and the surrounding region.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region. The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 350 employees.

Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments, and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. Our partners include:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.