The University of Vermont Connection

Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is part of The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in northern New York and Vermont.

Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together, sharing their knowledge and resources to give patients access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care.

The University of Vermont Health Network cares for communities on both sides of Lake Champlain, from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains and beyond. Members include:

  • The University of Vermont Medical Center, affiliated with The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and The University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Porter Medical Center
  • UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice

Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is a not-for-profit critical access hospital which includes ECH, the Ticonderoga Campus, and six community-based primary care health centers.

In Essex County, Elizabethtown Community Hospital serves as the central source for the delivery of health care services to county residents and visitors to the Adirondack Park.

Services include:

  • Two, 24-hour emergency departments
  • 25-bed inpatient unit (ECH)
  • Inpatient/outpatient rehab
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Chemotherapy/Infusion
  • Cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and pulmonary clinics

Critical Access Hospital

ECH is the only federally designated critical access hospital (CAH) north of Albany and east of Lake Ontario. In that capacity, ECH serves as a rural acute care manager, performing lifesaving services and coordinating the transfer of patients in need of additional and immediate care to other hospitals with which it has agreements in place.

High-quality Care Close to Home

Due to the remote nature of the region, the hospital and its specialty clinics allow residents to obtain high-quality care close to home. ECH employees work together to achieve the highest standard of care to patients when and where it is needed. We are not just caregivers and staff; we are your friends and neighbors.

ECH Administration


John Remillard
(518) 873-3002
Fax (518) 873-2005

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer     

Matthew Nolan
(518) 873-3005

Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Julie Tromblee, MSN
(518) 873-3013

Medical Director of Emergency Medicine & Chief Medical Officer

David Clauss, MD
(518) 873-6377

Facilities Manager

Tom McCormick
(518) 873-9001

Human Resources

Michelle Meachem - Director
(518) 873-3006

Finance and Accounting

Alan Chardavoyne - CFO
(518) 873-3136

Communications and Engagement Strategies

Elizabeth Rogers
(518) 873-3003


Heather Reynolds, MSN
Director of Quality
(518) 873-3038

Business Office

Tammy Smith - Director
(518) 873-9000

Information Services

Kimberly Coolidge
Director of IT Operations
(518) 873-9012


Rob DeMuro, MD
Medical Director for Primary Care

Victoria Savage, RN
Nurse Manager - Inpatient Unit
(518) 873-3008

Vicki Smith, RN
Accredited Case Manager
(518) 873-3004

Meredith King, RN
Nurse Manager - Outpatient Services & Infection Control
(518) 873-3068

Jeanne Hummel
Manager - Health Centers
(518) 873-6896

Grant Martin
Pharmacy Manager

Lou Macario
Manager - Laboratory

Molly Thompson
Manager- Radiology

Board of Directors

Chair - Dominic Eisinger, Ph. D
Vice Chair - Susan Allott
Treasurer - Martin Nephew
Secretary - H. Nicholas Muller, III, PH.D

Dominic Eisinger
Gayle Alexander
Megan Murphy
Martin Nephew
Steven Cacchio
Robert Perkins
H. Nicolas Muller III
Susan Allott
Margaret Emery-Ginn
Roland J. Allen
Michael G. Diskin
David Shelmidine


  • American Hospital Association
  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Northern New York Healthcare Association
  • Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA)
  • Iroquois Healthcare Consortium
  • Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network
  • Adirondack Rural Health Network

Community Service Plans