The University of Vermont Connection

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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:

Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is a not-for-profit critical access hospital which includes two campuses 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 (Elizabethtown)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation (Elizabethtown)
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Chemotherapy (Elizabethtown)
  • Infusion
  • Cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and pulmonary specialty care

View our FY2021 Fact Sheet

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

Bob Ortmyer
(518) 873-3002

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer  
Matthew Nolan
(518) 873-3005

Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Julie Tromblee, MSN, RN
(518) 873-3013

Chief Medical Officer
Jun Chon, MD
(518) 873-9037

Chief Financial Officer
Scott Comeau
(802) 388-5663

Quality/Risk Management
Heather Reynolds, MSN, RN
Director of Quality
(518) 873-3038

Practice Operations
Kristen True - Director
(518) 585-3722

Human Resources
Michelle Meachem
(518) 873-3006

Communications & Engagement Strategies
Michele Powers
(518) 873-9038

Elizabeth Rogers
(518) 873-3003

ECH Board of Trustees

Read about the ECH board of trustees.


  • 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