• Little Falls Hospital Anticipates Spring Groundbreaking for New Dolgeville Primary Care Clinic

    Bassett Healthcare Network, Little Falls Hospital

    January 11, 2019

    Little Falls Hospital anticipates groundbreaking this spring for a new primary care clinic in Dolgeville, according to Michael Ogden, president of Little Falls Hospital, a part of Bassett Healthcare Network. Following the purchase of 1.28 acres on Slawson Street from the Dolgeville Central School last fall, the hospital initiated design work for the new primary care center, working with architects and engineers uniquely qualified and skilled in health care design and construction.

    Design work is ongoing at this time and current plans include a one-story 5,000-square-foot medical office building able to accommodate four practitioners. The new space will feature eight exams rooms, offices and a laboratory, and many other related ancillary spaces. Also included in the design is a 2,000-Square-foot addition for the purpose of hosting space for community health and wellness related purposes. This space will be used for health and wellness education, lifestyle related classes and to support other community-based organizations whose goals are to address social determinants of health.

    The new Dolgeville primary care center will replace the current facility on Gibson Street. The hospital is developing a certificate of need (CON) application to be submitted and approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) before construction may begin. The estimated cost of the project is approximately $3 million and will rely on grants, foundation support and donations from the greater Dolgeville community. The project is expected to be completed six months following the groundbreaking, and the opening of the center is anticipated later this year, following NYSDOH approval.