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Family Sees Stroke Survivor's First Unassisted Steps Thanks to Telehealth Technology

There was not a dry eye in the hospital hallway -- or on the computer -- as Tom Delaronde took his first unassisted steps after surviving a stroke. Though unconventional, the virtual visit allowed Mr. Delaronde to share the recovery milestone with loved ones staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Just weeks ago, Mr. Delaronde’s family cheered him on in person at the University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Since [...]

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The Difference is Our People

Every day, employees of the UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital come together to care for our patients and each other in extraordinary ways. We work as a team to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who turn to us for their care. In 2022, the dedicated individuals below marked a milestone in their [...]

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Rebecca Crowningshield, RN Recognized for Professionalism and Compassion

ECH Honors Veteran Nurse with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Rebecca Crowningshield, RN, a nurse caring for patients in Infusion, Cardiology and Gynecology  on our Elizabethtown Campus, is the second nurse to receive ECH's DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.   An 11-year veteran, Crowningshield was nominated by Dr. Lynne Macco, OB/GYN, for her pr[...]

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When Time is of the Essence

For stroke patients in rural areas, new technology can save a life.

Many people are aware that it’s important to get care quickly for stroke patients, but they may not know just how crucial fast action can be. “Left untreated, a stroke victim can lose millions of brains cells every minute,” says Daniela Zambrano, MD, a vascular neurologist at Read More


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Naomi Tuthill, LPN Honored for Skill and Kindness

ECH presents its first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

When you love what you do, it shows. Naomi Tuthill, LPN almost glows when speaking of her chance to help others, “I have the privilege of caring for my neighbors and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.” Known for her positive attitude and attention to patients’ concerns, Tuthill is [...]

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'It’s never too late to switch up your career'

As an archaeologist, Michelle San Antonio has always been driven by a desire to learn and discover new things. But in 2018, she found that she was no longer at ease in the museums and historical non-profits that for years had served as the focal point of her career. Instead, the Johnsburg, New York woman found herself wondering if she had what i[...]

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Every Step Counts: Exercise is Key to Success for Cardiac Rehab Patients

Clinical exercise physiologist Dylan Daniels, EP, CCEP, has heard all the reasons why people can’t exercise, and he has a solution for each.

Exercise… The word itself can spark anxiety for many. It’s easy to come up with excuses to avoid exercise, and even easier to fall into sedentary habits. Dylan Daniels, EP, CCEP, understands. As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at UVM Health Network – Elizabeth[...]

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Taking Care of the Community, One COVID Vaccine Dose at a Time

Between late December and the end of April, UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) helped vaccinate more than 1,400 people in Essex County, N.Y. – an impressive feat for the small, critical access North Country hospital. At the heart of the effort were Chief Nursing Officer Julie Trom[...]

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Surviving Stroke

Gayle Alexander started noticing the symptoms of a stroke in the first week of January, 2020. “I was at work and my back was sore, and I was having trouble reaching for my SHIFT key while typing. A couple days later I was losing fine motor control. I held my arm out and I asked my husband to push down on my arm and it went right down.&rdqu[...]

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A local doctor’s perspective on how COVID reshaped primary care

While “COVID fatigue” often makes us feel that the disease has been with us forever, the reality is that the pandemic has brought about tremendous systemic and societal change within a very short timeframe. Prior to the pandemic, if one were to propose enacting wholesale changes to our health care delivery system in the span of 12 mo[...]

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ECH steps up to provide COVID rehab care

When it comes to the hospitalization of patients with COVID-19, we hear a lot about intensive care units, but not so much about what happens after the ICU – and that’s a significant part of their recovery. Coming back from COVID is a long road, and patients need a tremendous amount of care and support after they are discharged from i[...]

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