Photo submitted – (L-R): Michael Ogden, Little Falls Hospital President, Geena Morotti and Tony DeLuca, Chairman of Scholarship Committee.

LITTLE FALLS, NY – Little Falls Hospital, a subsidiary of the Bassett Healthcare Network, awarded Geena Morotti, the Frederika Vickers Conrad and Dr. Joseph W. Conrad Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Dr. Sue Conrad Quinby and Roger P. Quinby established the scholarship fund in 1973 in memory of Frederika Vickers Conrad and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Conrad. The Quinbys specified that the income from this fund must be used to award a scholarship to a deserving resident of the Little Falls Central School District, to those persons interested in pursuing a career in medicine, paramedicine, nursing, laboratory, technical work, hospital administration or any allied health field, to be determined and approved by the Scholarship Committee of the Little Falls Hospital Board of Trustees.

Morotti, the daughter of Lynn and Joseph Morotti, graduated in June from Little Falls Central School District. She has chosen to follow a career in health care as a physician assistant studying bio-science medicine at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. “The euphoria of being able to help others is one of the reasons why I plan to pursue a career in the medical field,” says Morotti. “As a doctor, you develop a relationship with your patients. When patients come in to see you, they are not only seeking treatment, they are looking for emotional support and assurance.”

About Little Falls Hospital 

Little Falls Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, is an inpatient 25-bed acute care hospital.  It is Herkimer County’s only provider of acute inpatient medical care, emergency care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation, and many other diagnostic and therapeutic services. The mission of Little Falls Hospital is to offer high-quality care with compassion, to all who need our services.

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 upstate New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. Bassett Medical Center, the foundation of the network, is a 180-bed acute care inpatient teaching hospital located in Cooperstown, NY. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit www.bassett.org. Follow Bassett on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/Bassett.Network and twitter.com/BassettNetwork.