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Little Falls, NY – Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that Little Falls Hospital has received a generous donation from the Samuel S. Dale Trust. The gift of $18,127 has purchased a new EKG unit for Little Falls Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Little Falls Hospital serves 16,000 patients annually from the Little Falls area, surrounding communities in Herkimer County, and throughout the Mohawk Valley. EKGs (or electrocardiograms, which record electrical signals from the heart to check for different conditions) are performed on approximately 10,000 of those patients.

“On behalf of our patients and our caregivers, Bassett Healthcare Network and Little Falls Hospital extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Samuel S. Dale Trust for this generous gift,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “For 130 years, Little Falls Hospital has been part of the fabric of the Mohawk Valley. We are proud to continue serving Little Falls and its surrounding communities.”

“The generosity of the Samuel S. Dale Trust has helped us to be better equipped to care for the residents of Little Falls at Little Falls Hospital’s Emergency Department with this state-of-the-art life-saving equipment,” said Heidi Camardello, Director of Nursing and Operations at Little Falls Hospital. “This machine is crucial to discovering cardiac related issues, which will influence the specific care needed for the patient.”

The Samuel S. Dale Trust has a history of commitment to Little Falls-based organizations that serve residents younger than age 14 and older than age 65. Since 1989, Little Falls Hospital has received numerous generous donations from the Samuel S. Dale Trust.

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.