Hospital Auxiliary and International Paper Foundation Support New Equipment for Elizabethtown Community Hospital Outpatient Clinics

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital recently received $15,000 to support the purchase of new equipment for its outpatient clinics. A $12,000 donation from the hospital auxiliary and $3,000 grant award from the International Paper Foundation will go toward high definition display monitors for the hospital’s endoscopy suites in Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga.

“We are grateful for the continued support of the hospital auxiliary and International Paper Foundation,” said John Remillard, Elizabethtown Community Hospital president. “The auxiliary has a long tradition of raising money to support the purchase of items that improve patient care. We deeply appreciate their commitment to our patients and staff.”

Laura Sells-Doyle, president of the hospital auxiliary, said community support for the hospital has been especially evident during the pandemic. “Even though we canceled our annual in-person fundraiser this year, many of our supporters still contributed generously. We have also welcomed new members and hope to continue to grow,” said Sells-Doyle.

In addition to annual equipment purchases, the auxiliary provides $5,000 in scholarships to the hospital’s paramedic education program and support for population health initiatives. Over the past decade, the auxiliary has raised more than $150,000 for the hospital.

The International Paper Foundation annually provides grants to non-profit organizations to address critical needs in the community. “We are proud to support Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Donna Wadsworth, communications manager at International Paper’s Ticonderoga Mill.

There are over 2,000 visits each year to the hospital’s specialty clinics, located in Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga. Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s outpatient clinics provide services that would otherwise require patients travel 50 miles or more. A range of specialty services are available at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, including gastroenterology, cardiology, orthopedics, and oncology and hematology.

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About Elizabethtown Community Hospital

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.