WILMINGTON, N.Y. (February 15, 2019) – University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital has completed construction of its new High Peaks Health Center located at 18 Community Circle, Wilmington. The health center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and is accepting new patients.
The 3,400 square foot free-standing facility features a spacious, comfortable waiting room, private registration area, four exam rooms, office space, nurses’ work station and lab area. Storage has also been significantly increased, along with appropriate space for the building’s energy-efficient heating and cooling system and its communications infrastructure. The building was architecturally designed to complement its beautiful surroundings, near the foot of Whiteface Mountain.
“We are excited to have completed this project,” said John Remillard, president at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. “The new health center is in a beautifully-designed building that provides significantly more space for both our patients and staff. Patients will be much more comfortable and have more privacy, and staff will be able to do their jobs much more efficiently.”
According to Matt Nolan, VP, COO at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, operations at High Peaks Health Center continued during construction and the transition from the old location into the new building was seamless. “We are really proud that our patients never experienced a disruption in care. They were able to see their primary care provider throughout the entire construction process.”
The health center was built on land purchased from the Town of Wilmington. Prior to the new construction, the health center had shared office space in the town’s 1,000 square foot offices.
Nolan thanked the community for supporting the project. “Supervisor Preston and the entire town board have been great partners to us and have helped make this project possible,” he said. “They recognized that a key component to having a healthy, thriving community is access to high-quality health care. We’ve received such positive feedback from the town board, local businesses and residents on the new building. We encourage people to come to our upcoming open house to tour the new space and learn about all the services we offer in Wilmington.”
High Peak Health Center is part of a network of six community-based primary care centers in Essex County owned and operated by Elizabethtown Community Hospital. In 2018, High Peak Health Center had more than 2,500 patient visits.
“Through our health centers, we’re able to provide our family, friends and communities with exceptional primary care services close to home, and if they require specialty or more advanced care, they have access to all the resources of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the University of Vermont Health Network.”
The community is invited to an open house on Wednesday, March 6 from 4 to 6 pm at the health center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (518) 946-1111.