Expanding Primary and Specialty Care In Little Falls
Little Falls, NY – A much-needed new primary care building is going to be built on the Little Falls Hospital campus that will allow Bassett Healthcare Network to serve more families in the area. Currently, Drs. Amy Grace and Dale Adamson, along with Allison Townsend, RPA-C, provide care to hundreds of families in the region. Last year, they handled nearly 7,000 patient visits in space located inside the hospital. But in order to meet the growing demand for primary care, Bassett’s primary care practice in Little Falls needs to move out of the hospital and into a new facility that will allow for expansion.
The current hospital setting provides four rooms in which to see patients. Bassett’s new primary care health center will double that number to seven exam rooms and a treatment room. There will also be a lab, four offices and support areas, as well as enough space for future growth. The one-floor design will provide easier access to patients who find it difficult to walk very far or navigate stairs.
To make way for Bassett’s new primary care center and an additional parking lot, two buildings adjacent to Little Falls Hospital at 150 Burwell Street and 127 Burwell were demolished. Once the new building is complete and primary care moves in, the vacated space will be renovated to make way for expanded cardiology services at the hospital.
Little Falls Hospital CEO Michael Ogden notes, “There is a significant need for quality primary care in a location convenient to people who live in this region, and as Herkimer County’s only hospital, we are always looking for ways to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. The planned expansion of cardiology services at the hospital is especially welcome news for our patients, who will appreciate not having to travel long distances to get routine heart care and the testing necessary to monitor their heart health.”
Bassett’s new primary care facility is expected to open in early 2012. Patients of all ages can be seen and new patients are being accepted. To schedule an appointment, please call 315-823-4546.
Renovations to the cardiology space at Little Falls Hospital will follow Primary Care’s move to the new building, with completion targeted for the second quarter of 2012.