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Little Falls Hospital receives $18K donation for new EKG machine

By Journal Staff (news@cnybj.com)

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Little Falls Hospital has received $18,127 from the Samuel S. Dale Trust to purchase a new EKG machine for its emergency department. The emergency department performs about 10,000 EKGs annually. (PHOTO CREDIT: BASSETT HEALTHCARE NETWORK WEBSITE)

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — Little Falls Hospital has received an $18,127 donation from the Samuel S. Dale Trust that it used to purchase a new EKG unit for the hospital’s emergency department, according to a news release from parent organization Bassett Healthcare Network.

“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,” Bassett President and CEO Tommy Ibrahim said in the release. “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.”

Little Falls Hospital, one of Bassett’s corporately affiliated hospitals, serves about 16,000 patients annually from Little Falls and surrounding communities. It performs EKGs, which are electrocardiograms that record electrical signals from the heart to check for different conditions, on about 10,000 of those patients.

“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,” Heidi Camardello, the hospital’s director of nursing and operations, said. “This machine is crucial to discovering cardiac-related issues, which will influence the specific care needed for the patient.”

The Samuel S. Dale Trust supports Little Falls–based organizations that serve residents younger than age 14 and older than age 65. The hospital has received numerous donations from the trust since 1989.

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