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ECH Welcomes Terri Morse and Dr. Joseph Bogardus to Board of Trustees

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital has announced the election of Terri Morse and Dr. Joseph Bogardus to its Board of Trustees. The new members were formally elected by the UVM Health Network Board in September and will begin their three-year term in January.

“Terri brings a wealth of experience in mental health services and will help strengthen our commitment to integrating behavioral health into all we do. With his decades of leadership in the pharmaceutical industry, Joe will be a tremendous asset to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Board of Trustees,” said Board Chair Dominic Eisinger.

Ms. Morse has worked for Essex County Mental Health Services for 15 years, including three years as Director of Mental Health and Community Services. Prior to her work with the County, she served as a counselor at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers. She has also served as a board member for Families First and the Mental Health Association of Essex County.

After more than 40 years in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Bogardus moved to Keene where he is a consultant for KeenePharma, a pharmaceutical product development firm.

John Remillard, president of Elizabethtown Community Hospital, said, “the expertise and energy our new members bring will be vital to our Board and help further the hospital’s mission.”

The UVM Health Network Board also confirmed Susan Allott as Chair, David Shelmidine as Vice Chair, Steven Cacchio as Treasurer, and Evan George as Secretary of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Board of Trustees. Rolly Allen and Mike Diskin were re-elected to a one-year term; Margie Emery-Ginn to a two-year term; and Susan Allott, David Shelmidine, and Steven Cacchio to a three-year term. All terms begin January 1, 2021.


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 campuses in Elizabethtown and 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 350 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.  

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.