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Heart Care Hits the Road

The earlier Gavin Noble, MD, can discover a problem with a patient’s heart, the better. But when that patient lives in a rural community, where specialty care like cardiology isn’t available close by, discovering that problem can be impossible. “From Ticonderoga, it’s more than an hour drive to  Read More


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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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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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Recovering from COVID

Rehabilitation Patient Gains Strength and Returns Home

On May 13, employees of the University of Vermont Health Network- Elizabethtown Community Hospital lined the hallway to send off a very special patient. Albert Laduke, the hospital’s first rehabilitation patient recovering from COVID, was strong enough to go home. The tearful farewell came four weeks after Mr. Laduke’s arri[...]

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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[...]

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