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         2013 Annual Campaign Letter





The 39,000 people who live in Essex County enjoy the advantage of having an outstanding, nationally-recognized, community hospital in their region. Thousands more who reside in the area on a seasonal basis and those who visit can feel secure knowing that quality healthcare is nearby, should the need arise.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital has been part of the community for almost 85 years and has recently been modernized with a $6 million expansion and renovation.

The hospital has been designated as a critical access hospital by the federal government. This 25-bed facility located in the heart of Essex County boasts 194 employees, including 18 medical staff providers, more than 25 courtesy and consulting physicians and a number of volunteers.

Hospital services include: inpatient care, a 24-hour emergency department, specialty clinics, a complete physical and occupational therapy department, on-site laboratory, an all-digital radiology department, chemotherapy treatment, and a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Its emergency department (ED) treats 5,500 patients each year. The staff is accustomed to dealing with a variety of serious situations. In fact, the emergency department handles life-threatening, critical care and trauma on a regular basis... roughly 1,000 per year; 1/3 of which are trauma cases.

Each year, the hospital's lab performs over 85,000 tests; and its radiology department performs 10,000 studies, comprised of hundreds of thousands of images. The physical therapy department provides well over 32,000 treatments.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital's primary care network is the county's central source for preventative, primary care. It operates community health centers in Westport, Wilmington and Elizabethtown, offering convenient access to primary care throughout the area. The health center in Elizabethtown also houses the hospital's outpatient physical therapy center.

Front Desk / Emergency Room

Elizabethtown Community Hospital
75 Park Street, PO Box 277
Elizabethtown, NY 12932