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Cobleskill, NY – Cobleskill Regional Hospital announced today that it has received its largest single gift ever of more than $600,000 as a bequest from Lotte Kreppein. Long a benefactor of the hospital, this gift was in addition to a lifetime of her philanthropic support.

“We are profoundly grateful for Lotte Kreppein’s belief in our mission and for her support in bringing world class healthcare to our rural communities,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network.

“Lotte Kreppein was always an amazing advocate and benefactor for rural healthcare in the Cobleskill community. She was always generous in her donations to Cobleskill Regional Hospital throughout her life with the hope of supporting and increasing hospital-based medical services in a historically underserved population,” said longtime physician to Lotte Kreppein, John S. Novak, MD, Cobleskill Health Center Division Chief.

Steven Kroll, chair of the Cobleskill Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, said:

“The generosity that Lotte Kreppein has shown will have a lasting impact on Cobleskill Regional Hospital and our community. This gift reminds us of her kind spirit and highlights the compassionate team at Cobleskill Regional Hospital that cared for Lotte. These funds will help us continue our caring mission for the people of Schoharie County and we are eternally grateful.”

Lotte Kreppein emigrated to the United States after World War II, settling in New York City. She retired to Jefferson, NY, and soon established herself as a benefactor of Cobleskill Regional Hospital. She was integral in supporting fundraising efforts for Cobleskill Regional Hospital.

During her lifetime, she made it clear that she appreciated the care she received from Cobleskill Regional Hospital and Bassett Healthcare Network, specifically citing Cobleskill Primary Care and Bassett’s departments of Cardiology, Orthopedics, and Surgery.

“Lotte Kreppein's life was a model of resiliency and stewardship. We appreciate her dedication to Cobleskill Regional hospital and continue to strive to improve healthcare in our community,” concluded Dr. Novak.

To discuss legacy gifts and planned giving please contact Dan Worthington, Friends of Bassett Director of Development - Legacy Gifts at (607) 322-0341 or daniel.worthington@bassett.org.

About Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in central New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit www.bassett.org. Follow Bassett on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Bassett Healthcare Network is an equal opportunity provider and employer.