The 24-hour emergency departments at the University of Vermont Health Network- Elizabethtown Community Hospital and our Ticonderoga Campus offer highly skilled care teams and state-of-the-art equipment.
We care for trauma patients, critical care patients, individuals involved in accidents, stroke victims, heart attack victims, those with broken bones, people requiring stitches and sick children. Staff members are well-trained and prepared to handle it a variety of critical care situations, and to connect with specialists across the UVM Health Network when necessary.
Many patients can be treated and released; but some require additional, specialized, and immediate medical care. For those patients, our main facility and Ticonderoga Campus provide a unique and critical role: to assess and stabilize the patients so that they can survive transport to a trauma center or other facility that can provide the specific type of care required.
Both emergency departments are linked to The University of Vermont Health Network via high-tech telemedicine capabilities. During a trauma, pediatric emergency, stroke or other critical care case, physicians confer with trauma teams at the UVM Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center with specialists in all major medical and surgical fields available to assist when needed
The emergency department is also equipped to provide:
- Holter monitor application
- Outpatient cardiac monitoring
- Pulmonary function studies