About Elmore Community Hospital

Elmore Community Hospital is dedicated to serving the community.

About Us

Elmore County Hospital is made up of several different departments including medical records, radiology, surgery and the ECH laboratory. These departments work cohesively in order to serve the River Region and surrounding areas. Ivy Creek Healthcare respects and protects the patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality- your medical records are kept confidential and secure. Our staff is experienced, compassionate and dedicated to providing individualized care to our patients. Our surgical specialties include general surgery, ENT, ophthalmology, podiatry, orthopedics, endoscopy, and pain management. The majority of our patients can have their pre-operative testing done on the same day as the surgery, making the process more cost-effective and stress-free.

The radiology department operates on a digital platform, allowing our technicians the necessary tools to administer more efficient doses than conventional x-ray departments. We provide radiology reports 24/7 on STAT readings. The ECH laboratory serves outpatients, ER patients, and hospital inpatients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We look forward to hearing how we may be able to meet your healthcare needs, and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

Our Staff

  • R. Lee England, IV, MD - General Surgery/Emergency Medicine

    Dr. England graduated from the University of Tennessee and earned three letters as a member of the varsity football team. He earned his medical degree
    from Meharry Medical College and performed a surgical internship at the University of Kentucky. Dr. England's surgical training continued at Vanderbilt Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He Joined the staff at ECH in 2000 and is experienced in a wide variety of surgical techniques, with a focus on cosmetic and minimally-invasive procedures.

  • Dr. Gerald Sweeney, MD - Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Sweeney grew up in Ireland. He attended Medical School at University College in Dublin and received an MB, B. Ch., BAO. He completed his internship for Medicine/Surgery at South Tyrone Hospital in Dunagannon, Ireland from 1980-1981 and he completed his residency at Craigavan Hospital with a speciality in Emergency Medicine/Surgery from 1981 to 1982 in Armagh, Ireland.

  • Kyle Kleinpeter, DO - Anesthesiology

    Dr. Kleinpeter graduated from Louisiana College in 1991and received a B.S. In 1997, he graduated from medical school from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internship at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburgh, Florida in 1998. He completed his residency at Shands Hospital University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He completed his MBA at Auburn University in 2008. He is board certified in Osteopathic Medicine and Anesthesiology.

  • Dr. Melissa Thompson, MD - Hospitalist

    Dr. Thompson attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine from 1993-1997. She did her internship at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program-Cheyenne from 1997-1998. She also did he residency at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program-Cheyenne from 1998-2000.