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New Dr. at Smith House

WILLSBORO-The Smith House board of directors is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Anita Vigorito to its staff.

Dr. Vigorito will begin seeing patients at the end of March. In the interim, Elizabethtown Community Hospital Medical Director Dr. Rob DeMuro will hold office hours at Smith House on Fridays for the next six weeks.

Dr. Vigorito will offer patient appointments Monday through Friday beginning April 4. Until now, Smith House has only offered appointments Monday through Thursday.

Dr. Vigorito will be providing primary care services to currently-established Smith House patients. She hails from the Albany area where she has worked a family practitioner for a number of years.

"Smith House is a small, rural healthcare organization serving our local families," said Nick Muller, board chair. "We are excited to have Dr. Vigorito join our organization. Her expertise as a family practice physician will help to ensure that Smith House can continue to provide important healthcare services to the families within our community."

Dr. Vigorito completed her residency training at the University of Virginia Medical Center Department of Family Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. She received her medical degree from the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine.

When asked about Dr. DeMuro's involvement in Smith House, ECH Administrator Rod Boula pointed to the organizations' past collaborative efforts.

"Our board members have a very congenial relationship," he said. "Dr. DeMuro has worked with Smith House in the past. Our organizations operate with the same mission: providing healthcare to the Essex County area."

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