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Free Health Screening for Hunters this Month in Ticonderoga and Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital invites hunters to participate in a free comprehensive health exam this month. Screening events will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the hospital’s Ticonderoga Campus on Tuesday, September 17 and at its main campus on Monday September 30 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.

“Checking on your health is just as important as scouting or checking your gear,” said Julie Tromblee, vice president and chief nursing officer at the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital. “We want to help hunters prepare for a safe and healthy hunting season.”

Hunting is physically demanding and can put a strain on your heart, added Tromblee. “If you have not been exercising regularly or have heart problems, hunting can take a dangerous toll on your heart. A health screening can help ensure you are in good physical condition for the season,” she said.

The following services will be offered free of charge:

  • Glucose and cholesterol testing
  • Blood pressure
  • Oxygen check
  • EKG (heart health test)
  • Body mass index
  • Vision evaluation

Information about local health care services and hunter safety will also be available. For more information please visit UVMHealth.org/ECH or call (518) 873-3125.

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About Elizabethtown Community Hospital

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving the 39,000 people who live, work and vacation in Essex County, NY and the surrounding region.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center at the former Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region.  The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 383 employees.

Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments, and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.  

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.