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.
New York State Department of Health
The Joint Commission
Elizabethtown Community Hospital chooses to be reviewed by the Joint Commission because it demands quality health care and so do we.
The Joint Commission sets high standards of care and evaluates healthcare organizations against those standards. The Joint Commission, together with its parent organizations - the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Physicians and the American Dental Association - leads our nation's efforts to improve the quality of healthcare provided to all of us.
See the results of the most recent Joint Commission Survey (Feb. 2011) at healthcarequalitydata.org.
In 1992, Elizabethtown Community Hospital entered into an affiliation with Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY. to foster greater collaboration in the design, delivery and measurement of clinical care. The affiliation promotes efforts that may lead to the development of an integrated care delivery network capable of serving residents of Northern New York and beyond. Both ECH and CVPH are overseen by Community Providers, Inc., a parent holding company.
ECH is designated as a critical access hospital (CAH) by the federal government. This designation is given to small hospitals located over 35 miles from another hospital. The CAH must have agreements in place with other hospitals that are willing to accept patients requiring additional and immediate care. Those hospitals must trust the abilities and capabilities of the CAH, to effectively manage initial patient care. There are 1,324 CAHs across the United States and 13 of those are in New York state.
There are only five joint Commission-accredited critical access hospitals in New York. Elizabethtown Community Hospital is the only one north of Albany and east of Lake Ontario.
The corporate compliance program at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, and its related policies, provide guidance for our organization to conduct business with integrity and in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, and regulatory requirements. Specifically, the program is designed to:
prevent any accidental and intentional violations of law,
detect violations if they occur,
and correct activities that may lead to future non-compliance.
The corporate compliance officer can be reached at 518-873-3026 for direct contact/reporting.
Facilities & Support Services
Finance and Accounting
Rob DeMuro, MD
Julie Tromblee, RN
Victoria Savage, RN
Meredith King, RN,
Diana House, RPh
President - James Forcier
Vice President - Dominic Eisinger
Treasurer - Alan Hipps
Secretary - Patricia Hickey
Dr. Rob DeMuro
H. Nicolas Muller III
Directions to Elizabethtown Community Hospital
75 Park Street, Elizabethtown, NY
From the North:
I-87 (Adirondack Northway) South to exit 31. Take a right on to Route 9N and follow the signs to Elizabethtown. Approximately 5 miles.
From the South:
I-87 (Adirondack Northway) North to exit 31. Take a left on to Route 9N and follow the signs to Elizabethtown. Approximately 5 miles.
Directions to Elizabethtown Community Health Center
66 Park Street, Elizabethtown, NY
Follow directions above. The Health Center is located across the street from the Hospital.
Directions to Westport Health Center
6097 NYS Route 9N, Westport, NY
Follow Route 9N south through the town of Westport and past Camp Dudley. The Health Center is located on the right, near the air field.
Directions to High Peaks Health Center
7 Community Circle, Wilmington, NY
From Route 86, make a left on to Springfield Road in Wilmington. Turn right on Community Circle Drive. The Health Center is located in the Town Office Building.
ACTIVE MEDICAL STAFF
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
CONSULTING MEDICAL STAFF
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.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital
75 Park Street
Elizabethtown, New York 12932