Your connection to the finest cardiac care in the area

Ellenville Regional Hospital is proud to collaborate with the Heart Hospital at Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) to bring you access to Health Quest’s team of board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. The Health Quest Cardiology team has trained at the world’s most prestigious medical institutions and practices under the highest standard and medical protocols. The Heart Hospital at VBMC is listed among the Top 5 cardiac care centers in the country.

What this means to you

Visit our ERH Cardiology Outpatient Clinic and you will be under the care of Health Quest Cardiologists, connecting you to the Heart Hospital. Based on your insurance, you may be able to be seen without a referral. HMO patients may require a referral from their primary provider.

Heart Health and Prevention

Taking good care of your heart can prevent heart attack and stroke. ERH is pleased to offer community-based preventive and diagnostic care.

Diagnostic testing

Thanks to ERH’s advanced non-invasive diagnostic capabilities, you can come here for:

  • 24-hour Holter Monitor
  • Echocardiograms
  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Cardiac Stress Testing with direct observation by the cardiologist
    • Nuclear Stress
    • Exercise Stress
    • Stress Echo


Sandeep Joshi, MD

Board Certified Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM), Board Certified Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC), Board Certified Echocardiography (ASCeXAM), Board Certified Internal Medicine (ABIM)

John T. Respass, MD, FACC

Board Certified Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Board Certified Cardiovascular Diseases Board Certified Nuclear Cardiology Board Certified Internal Medicine

Joseph Christiana, MD, FACC

Diplomate of  the American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

How to see our cardiologists

You may make an appointment by stopping in at the Cardiology office or by calling 845-647-2510.

Contact Us

Call us at 845-647-2510

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Our Success

Why Choose ERH?

We have pride in providing care to our community. Our Board, leadership and staff are focused on quality and compassion. Being the finest small hospital in the country means you benefit from our innovations and initiatives, such as our approach to population health in our community and Opioid reduction programs. Our dedication to improvements in Ellenville Regional Hospital has won awards and recognition nationally. We will not compromise on our programs where you will find expert medical, rehabilitative and surgical services. Inpatient, Sub Acute or Outpatient, we will have a team to support your needs.

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Since implementing the athenaOne system in February 2017, ERH has streamlined all aspects of the hospital’s workflow

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Our focus is on narrowing the wide variation in treatment for patients with chronic pain

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Award-winning care

We are also improving the outcomes for our inpatients through our Swing Bed Outcomes Improvement Project,


Get In Touch

Ellenville Regional Hospital is your hospital and looks forward to hearing from our local and surrounding area families, patients and referrers. Please send us your comments, concerns and suggestions to assist us in continuous improvements. If you want to recognize the caregivers at ERH, please drop us a note and tell us about your experience.

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