Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid emergency department moves to 203 Old Military Rd.
LAKE PLACID – At 11 p.m. on Monday night, Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid emergency department closed as regularly scheduled.
Work began immediately, and continued through the night, to physically move the department to its new, permanent Lake Placid location at 203 Old Military Road (adjacent to Elderwood at Uihlein and across from the U.S. Olympic Training Center).
At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Adirondack Health’s Lake Placid emergency department opened in the new location, as regularly scheduled. Despite the condensed timeline and -15° F air temperatures, no service interruptions occurred.
This is a permanent move; all subsequent Lake Placid emergency care will be rendered in the new Adirondack Health location at 203 Old Military Road.
Adirondack Health is working with the Adirondack Park Agency to permit and relocate an emergency services radio antenna from the top of the former emergency department location (29 Church St.) to the new building. In the meantime, a wireless radio relay will ensure radio communication channels and medical control are maintained.
As there is no helicopter landing zone at 203 Old Military Road, medical air transports will take off and land at Lake Placid Airport, with ground ambulance transport to and from the facility – a distance of approximately 1.1 miles.
Hours of operation at the Lake Placid emergency department will remain 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. 24-hour operational capacity will be maintained for major Lake Placid events, natural disasters and other incidents, as needed.