New Hours for Lake Placid ER

The Lake Placid Emergency Department officially makes the transition to a 15-hour model on Monday.

The New York State Department of Health initially approved Adirondack Health’s request for the innovative and first-of-its-kind emergency room in early May.  New hours for the emergency department in Lake Placid will be 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., 7 days a week.  Adirondack Health’s emergency department in Saranac Lake will continue to be a 24-hour service, and the Lake Placid Health Center hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adirondack Health has been working closely with a Transition Task force – comprised of Lake Placid-area residents, local elected officials and EMS agencies – to ensure the community is properly informed and that every family and potential patient continues to receive access to quality healthcare.  Adirondack Health will continue to meet with the Task Force and conduct community outreach throughout the summer.

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Adirondack Health is the family of facilities and individuals who have provided sophisticated care to the Adirondack region of northern New York and beyond for the past 100 years.  They include: Adirondack Medical Center, Adirondack Medical Center/Lake Placid, Mountain Health Center (Keene), Lake Placid Health Center, Saranac Lake Health Center, Tupper Lake Health Center, Mercy Living Center (Tupper Lake), Uihlein Living Center (Lake Placid) and Adirondack Dental Service (Lake Placid).  The highly trained and compassionate individuals who work at these facilities provide a full range of medical, surgical and long-term care services.  Adirondack Health is the only full service health system in the Adirondack Park.

Adirondack Health is not only the leading provider of healthcare for those who live in and visit the Adirondack region, it is also the largest private employer in the Adirondack Park.  In addition to the physical and social health of the community, Adirondack Health plays a significant role in the economic health of the community.  With nearly 900 employees, Adirondack Health has a $148 million annual impact on the local economy.  As a result of these factors, and more, Adirondack Health is a key community institution and an advocate for improving the health and economic well-being of the patients, residents, businesses and visitors it serves.

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