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September 30 Blood Drive at the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital invites members of the community to donate blood at its September 30 Blood Drive. The hospital will host the drive from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in partnership with the Adirondack Regional Blood Center.
“We were excited to see so many first-time blood donors at our last blood drive in Elizabethtown,” said Nancy Roberts, Adirondack Regional Blood Center nurse. Roberts said more than ten people donated blood for the first time last July at a UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital blood drive, and she encourages first-time and repeat donors who are in good general health to do so now.
Donations of all blood types are needed and will go to area hospitals. Blood donations are used in the chemotherapy and infusion department and inpatient unit at the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital.
Melissa Stoddard, a staff member at the hospital and recent first-time donor said, “I was nervous to donate blood. But the staff of the Adirondack Regional Blood Center made me feel comfortable and reminded me that my donation could help save lives.”
The Adirondack Regional Blood Center, a nonprofit coordinated by the UVM Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, supplies blood to hospitals throughout the region.
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:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center
- The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health and Hospice
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.