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ECH welcomes two new emergency medicine physicians

Dr. James Rice
Dr. David Markowitz

ELIZABETHTOWN — The University of Vermont Health Network’s Elizabethtown Community Hospital has welcomed two new emergency medicine physicians to its care team.

Dr. David Markowitz and Dr. James Rice joined the medical staff in May and work full-time between the hospital’s Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Markowitz and Dr. Rice,” Elizabethtown Community Hospital Medical Director of Emergency Medicine and Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Clauss said in a press release. “They bring extensive experience in rural emergency medicine and are an excellent addition to our care team.”

Before joining the Elizabethtown Community Hospital team, Markowitz practiced emergency medicine for 25 years in Central New York. He served as medical director for 11 emergency medical services agencies and as chairman of the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Council. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed an emergency medicine residency at Albany Medical Center.

Rice completed his medical training at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and an emergency medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He practiced emergency medicine for 14 years in Oneonta.

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