Bassett Expands Primary Care in Little Falls
A much-needed new primary care center has opened its doors on the Little Falls Hospital campus, allowing Bassett Healthcare Network to serve more families in the area. Currently, Drs. Amy Grace and Dale Adamson provide care to hundreds of families in the region. Last year, they handled nearly 7,000 patient visits in space located inside the hospital. In order to meet the growing demand for primary care, Bassett constructed a new health center and has relocated its primary care services to the new facility on Burwell Street adjacent to the hospital campus.
Bassett’s new primary care health center nearly doubles the number of exam rooms to seven. It also includes a treatment room, a lab, four offices and support areas, as well as enough space for future growth. The one-floor design provides easier access to patients who find it difficult to walk very far or navigate stairs.
“As a physician who lives locally and serves on the hospital’s board of trustees, I am very much aware of the need for expanded primary care in the region,” notes Dr. Adamson. “I appreciate Bassett’s willingness to make this investment, which underscores its commitment to meeting the needs of the people who count on us for their medical care in the Mohawk Valley region. Bassett not only provides primary care here; there is a long list of specialty care available at Little Falls Hospital thanks to its affiliation with Bassett.”
Dr. Grace adds, “It’s a privilege to get to know entire families and provide very personalized care, and now that we’ve moved our primary care services into a larger facility, we’ll be able to serve even more individuals and families. Patients are already commenting that the location is convenient and easier to access.”
With Bassett’s primary care services in Little Falls now moved into a separate building, work is underway inside the hospital to renovate the previous primary care space for a satellite clinic of the Bassett Heart Care Institute.
Little Falls Hospital CEO Michael Ogden notes, “As Herkimer County’s only hospital, we are always looking for ways to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. The 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.”
Patients of all ages can be seen and new patients are being accepted at the new Bassett Healthcare Network-Little Falls primary care health center. To schedule an appointment, please call 315-823-4546.
In addition to the services provided at Little Falls Hospital, Bassett Healthcare Network’s Herkimer Health Center offers primary and specialty care, as well as immediate care for such issues as fever, earache, cough and minor cuts at Bassett Convenient Care in the same facility. Valley Health Services, a Bassett affiliate also located in Herkimer, provides skilled nursing long-term care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and adult day care.