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15-hour emergency room model launched in Lake Placid

June 19, 2014
Lake Placid News

SARANAC LAKE - The Lake Placid Emergency Department officially made the transition to a 15-hour model on Monday, June 16.

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 are 8 a.m. 11 p.m. daily.

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 to 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.

For additional information or updates, visit Adirondack Health online at



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