Emergency Department

The emergency departments at both of our campuses offer state-of-the-art equipment, along with a highly skilled staff, poised to handle any situation at any moment, 24 hours a day.

The hospital's emergency departments care for trauma patients, critical care patients, individuals involved in accidents, stroke victims, heart attack victims, those with broken bones, people requiring stitches and sick children. Staff members are well-trained and prepared to handle it all - and to connect with specialists across The University of Vermont Health Network when necessary.

Emergency department staff manage a variety of traumatic and critical care situations due to its specialized training. Their training includes:

  • ACLS - advanced cardiac life support
  • PALS - pediatric advanced life support
  • ATLS - advanced trauma life support
  • TNCC - trauma nurse core course
  • ENPC - emergency nurse pediatric course
  • ABLS - advanced burn life support

Many patients can be treated and then released; but some require additional, specialized and immediate medical care. For those patients, our main facility and the Ticonderoga Campus provide a unique and critical role: to assess and stabilize the patients so that they can survive transport to a trauma center or other facility that can provide the specific type of care required.

Both emergency departments (Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga) are linked to The University of Vermont Health Network via high-tech telemedicine capabilities. During a trauma, pediatric emergency, stroke or other critical care case, physicians confer with trauma teams at the UVM Medical Center (a level 1 trauma center).

The emergency department is also equipped to provide:

Electrocardiograph

Holter monitor application

Outpatient cardiac monitoring

Pulmonary function studies

The hospital's emergency departments ensures that residents of the area, along with visitors to the region have access to a facility ready to help them through any situation, 24 hours a day.