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The University of Vermont Connection

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Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is part of The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in northern New York and Vermont.

Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together, sharing their knowledge and resources to give patients access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care.

The University of Vermont Health Network cares for communities on both sides of Lake Champlain, from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains and beyond. Members include:

  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • UVM Health Network - Medical Group
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • Porter Medical Center
  • Home Health & Hospice

Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is a not-for-profit critical access hospital which includes two campuses and six community-based primary care health centers.

In Essex County, Elizabethtown Community Hospital serves as the central source for the delivery of health care services to county residents and visitors to the Adirondack Park.

Services include:

  • Two, 24-hour emergency departments
  • 25-bed inpatient unit (Elizabethtown)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation (Elizabethtown)
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Chemotherapy (Elizabethtown)
  • Infusion
  • Cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and pulmonary specialty care

View our FY2021 Fact Sheet

Critical Access Hospital

ECH is the only federally designated critical access hospital (CAH) north of Albany and east of Lake Ontario. In that capacity, ECH serves as a rural acute care manager, performing lifesaving services and coordinating the transfer of patients in need of additional and immediate care to other hospitals with which it has agreements in place.

High-quality Care Close to Home

Due to the remote nature of the region, the hospital and its specialty clinics allow residents to obtain high-quality care close to home. ECH employees work together to achieve the highest standard of care to patients when and where it is needed. We are not just caregivers and staff; we are your friends and neighbors.

ECH Administration

Bob Ortmyer
(518) 873-3002
Fax (518) 873-2005

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer     
Matthew Nolan
(518) 873-3005

Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Julie Tromblee, MSN
(518) 873-3013

Medical Director of Emergency Medicine
& Chief Medical Officer

Ashley Weisman, MD
(518) 873-6377

Heather Reynolds, MSN
Director of Quality
(518) 873-3038

Facilities Manager
Tom McCormick
(518) 873-9001

Human Resources
Michelle Meachem - Director
(518) 873-3006

Finance and Accounting
Alan Chardavoyne - CFO
(518) 873-3136

Communications & Engagement Strategies
Michele Powers
(518) 873-9038

Elizabeth Rogers
(518) 873-3003

Business Office
(518) 873-9000

Information Services
Kimberly Coolidge
Director of IT Operations
(518) 873-9012


Rob DeMuro, MD
Medical Director for Primary Care

Victoria Savage, RN
Nurse Manager - Inpatient Unit
(518) 873-3008

Vicki Smith, RN
Accredited Case Manager
(518) 873-3004

Meredith King, RN
Outpatient Services & Infection Control
(518) 873-3068

Jeanne Hummel
Manager - Health Centers
(518) 873-6896

Grant Martin
Pharmacy Manager

Judy Turbini
Manager - Laboratory

Molly Thompson
Manager- Radiology

Kristen True                                                                                  Director of Practice Operations

Board of Directors

Chair - Susan Allott
Vice Chair - David Shelmidine
Treasurer - Steve Cacchio
Secretary - Evan George

Gayle Alexander
Megan Murphy
Margie Emery-Ginn
Roland Allen
Terri Morse
Joseph Bogardus
Alan Jones


  • American Hospital Association
  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Northern New York Healthcare Association
  • Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA)
  • Iroquois Healthcare Consortium
  • Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network
  • Adirondack Rural Health Network

Community Service Plans