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Two Emergency Medicine Physicians Join UVMHN-Elizabethtown Community Hospital Emergency Department

Two Emergency Medicine Physicians Join UVM Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital Emergency Department

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital has welcomed two new emergency medicine physicians to its care team. Dr. Mark Bisanzo joined the medical staff last fall and will work part-time between the hospital’s Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses. Dr. Laura Mulvey joined the team in January and will work full-time at the Elizabethtown campus.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Bisanzo and Dr. Mulvey,” said Elizabethtown Community Hospital Medical Director of Emergency Medicine and Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Clauss. “They bring extensive and diverse experience in emergency medicine and are excellent additions to our care team.”

Dr. Bisanzo is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, and serves as head of Quality Assurance for the UVM Health Network’s newly formed Network Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Bisanzo graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed emergency medicine residencies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, MA. He was also a Global Health Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“I am very happy to have joined the emergency medicine team at Elizabethtown Community Hospital,” said Dr. Bisanzo. “Having worked in large hospitals in major cities as well as hospitals in smaller rural communities, what I find rewarding is working clinically to serve a tight-knit community that takes pride in their local hospital. And I’ve found that here in Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga.”

Dr. Mulvey completed her medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed an emergency medicine residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Prior to joining the Elizabethtown Community Hospital team, Dr. Mulvey practiced emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and at UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.  Dr. Mulvey’s experience as a provider and patient at Maimonides Medical Center – an epicenter of last spring’s COVID-19 outbreak, was documented in Time Magazine’s special “Heroes of the Frontlines” issue.

"I have been living in the North Country for the last three years and it is a privilege and honor to be able to take care of my community,” said Dr. Mulvey.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital urges patients with critical health concerns to seek prompt medical care - especially when it comes to signs of heart attack or stroke. At all of its facilities, Elizabethtown Community Hospital continues to take precautions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to patients and staff. All who enter are screened for COVID-19 symptoms, have their temperature taken, and are asked to wear a mask. Most patients are registered by phone, and visitation is limited according to New York State guidelines to reinforce social distancing measures.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital operates two 24-hour emergency departments on its Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, treating more than 13,000 patients each year. In 2019, the hospital completed a $9.1 million update of the Ticonderoga campus, transforming the former Moses Ludington Hospital into a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency department and outpatient center. For more information on the emergency departments in Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga, please visit www.ech.org.

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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 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 350 employees.

Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, 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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