Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is designated as a Critical Access Hospital and one of seven facilities in the University of Vermont Health Network. Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together.
ECH is comprised of a 25-bed inpatient unit that treats acute, subacute rehabilitative, and long-term care patients. In addition, the hospital has a 24-hour emergency department, six primary care health centers, and several specialty clinics.
The core values of ECH characterize the manner in which patients, staff, and the community are treated by the organization: with integrity and respect. The values also define the way in which the Hospital operates: through innovation and excellence.
Integrity - all staff members are expected to be honest, dependable, dedicated and loyal to the organization, co-workers, community members and patients in their care. Staff members recognize and accept a high level of responsibility - they are comfortable relying on their skills, and each other, to perform their professional duties.
Respect - staff members conduct themselves in a professional manner; while realizing that it is important to maintain a sense of humor. Staff members treat patients, their families and their co-workers with courtesy at all times. The organization values teamwork to accomplish goals, and understands the importance of communication among staff members, with patients and with the community.
Innovation - the organization and its staff are continually striving to improve through quality initiatives, advances in technology, addition of services, education, and constant evaluation of clinical processes.
Excellence - The provision of quality healthcare to address both patient and community needs in a cost-effective manner, leading to both clinical and financial success.