Inpatient Care Department
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Recover from surgery or illness. Close to home.
The compassionate care team at the University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital can help you recuperate after surgery, or recover from illness. The 25-bed inpatient nursing unit provides both acute and sub acute care, and liberal visiting hours for loved ones. The recently rennovated, patient-centered design of the department offers an environment that is optimal for healing.
Patients who experience a relatively brief but severe episode of illness or injury receive acute care. This often initially takes place in the emergency department and is followed by a stay in the hospital's inpatient unit.
Sub-acute care is somewhat longer-term and aids in an overall recovery process. The sub-acute program at the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital gives patients the ability to recover from major illness or surgery closer to their home and family.
Following a hip-replacement, knee surgery, stroke or cardiac operation, patient recuperation and therapy can be completed at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, saving the family the time and expense of travel. The program provides one-on-one therapeutic care provided by the hospital's physical therapy and rehab department.
- Quality patient care; with superior staffing ratios
- Physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy, dietary consultation, and emergency dental care when required
- Registered nurse oversight of patient care
- 24-hour availability of a physician assistant, emergency department, lab and radiology
- Clean, comfortable patient rooms
- Case management and discharge planning to arrange home care and other required services
- State of the art equipment
- Liberal visiting hours (see below)
- Hospice and respite care
Inpatient Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation services are offered to patients during their stay at ECH. The hospital's therapists provide physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapy for patients. Other specialty therapies are also available, based on patient requirements. Each patient receives a comprehensive care plan developed to meet his or her individual needs.
The primary goal of inpatient therapy is to provide treatment so patients can regain their independence, by making a safe transition home. To accomplish this, a comprehensive evaluation is performed by a licensed physical or occupational therapist who will design a patient's individual treatment program.
The UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital embraces patient-centered care by encouraging the support of friends and family during the healing process. Visiting hours are not restricted by policy, but instead are defined by the patient's preference, need, and comfort.
Visitors may check in at patient registration during business hours, or at the nurses station after hours. From the hospital's main entrance, take a right at the end of the first hallway and follow it to the end to get to the inpatient unit.
The hospital does not have a gift shop but a local florist, Flowers by Tracey, will deliver to the inpatient unit. Please call the shop directly for more information at (518) 873-5005.
Contact Victoria Savage at (518) 873-6377 for additional information about inpatient care, physical rehabilitation services, and visiting hours.