The Emergency Departments (EDs) at The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses.
Our highly skilled staff and state-of-the-art equipment are always ready to help local residents and visitors through any situation. Our EDs benefit from their connection to the UVM Health Network, which can provide telemedicine consults and transfers to a level 1 trauma center when needed.
Learn more about the ECH Emergency Departments below.
ECH Emergency Departments: How We Compare
Our emergency room staff at our Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses handle life-threatening, critical care, and trauma on a regular basis – in 2019, we had 13,331 ED visits.
Most visits can be handled within one of our EDs. For the most serious cases—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 with specialists in all major medical and surgical fields. In this case, our role is to provide the initial, life-saving care that gives patients time to get to a trauma, heart, burn, or stroke center.
The UVM Health Network’s highly specialized critical care transport service includes a fleet of specially equipped ambulances and skilled personnel and is available 24/7 to serve patients who require transfer to advanced care at the UVM Medical Center.
Conditions We Treat in the ER
Our emergency room staff are accustomed to handling to a variety of emergency situations.
Reasons for visiting the ED might include:
- Heart attack
- Broken bones
- Wounds requiring stitches
- Pediatric emergency
- Acute pain in stomach, chest, or other part of the body
ECH emergency room staff are well-trained, experienced, and prepared for anything that comes through our doors.
Diagnostic Tests & Treatment
ED staff assess and manage patient care when key information is not readily available and there is limited time to treat. Our diagnostic services include state-of-the-art imaging and testing technology, including:
- Holter monitor application
- Outpatient cardiac monitoring
- Pulmonary function studies
For patients that require specialized care, we are linked to the UVM Health Network in Burlington via its high-tech telemedicine capabilities.
For most patients, the ED can provide needed acute care as well as connection to services in the ECH network for any follow-up, inpatient, or rehabilitation needs.
Average ER Wait Time
We always try to see patients immediately. During high volume times, it may be necessary to prioritize patients by acuity.
Specialty Trauma Care
Should you need specialty trauma care, we are linked to the UVM Health Network in Burlington via telemedicine and 24/7 critical care transport services. The UVM Health Network’s critical care transport service includes a fleet of specially equipped ambulances and skilled personnel to transfer patients to advanced care at UVM Medical Center.
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