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Women’s Health Night to Feature Free Screenings and “Previvor” Breast Health Educator

Women’s Health Night to Feature Free Screenings and
“Previvor” Breast Health Educator

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York will host Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, November 20 at the hospital’s Elizabethtown Campus. The event will offer health screenings and education free of charge, and a special instructor-led paint class for a small fee.

Screenings will be offered by appointment from noon to 4:30 PM and include: mammography and clinical breast exam; pap/pelvic test; colon screening (if eligible); bone density; cholesterol; A1C (blood sugar); body mass index; blood pressure; and pulse oximetry (oxygen level). Uninsured and insured women may schedule a free screening in advance by calling (518) 324-7671. When applicable, health insurance will be billed.

“We work with partners like Elizabethtown Community Hospital to help uninsured women and women whose coverage doesn’t cover the cost of the screening get checked for breast cancer,” said DiDi Remchuk, the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York Program Coordinator. “That’s why we’re here; to provide potentially life-saving breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings to eligible New York residents.”

“The value of routine screenings cannot be overstated. These exams can help prevent or detect cancer and other chronic illnesses,” said Julie Tromblee, vice president and chief nursing officer at the UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital. “Many women are busy and put off their preventive screenings. We want as many women in our community as possible to have access to these exams because we have seen just how important they can be in saving lives.”

From 5:00 to 6:00 PM, Laura DeAngelis, breast health educator, “previvor,” and board certified patient advocate, will share her personal journey. Vendors, free refreshments, giveaways, and prize drawings will be available throughout the event. This year’s raffle prizes include dinner for two at The View, part of the award-winning Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid.

The American College of Radiology recommends that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. A thorough examination includes a combination of mammography, annual physical examination and monthly breast self-examination.  Screening mammography for early detection of cancer is important to your ongoing health. For more informatin, please visit: https://www.acraccreditation.org/mammography-saves-lives/guidelines

The Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York is a state funded initiative administered by the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.

The UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital offers free screenings and health fairs throughout the year. For more information on Women’s Health Night and other events, please call (518) 873-3125 or visit https://www.ech.org/About-Us/Special-Events-and-Programs.

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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.

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