Melissa Polidori, RN

Melissa Polidori, RN

Little Falls Hospital, a part of Bassett Healthcare Network, is pleased to announce that Melissa Polidori, RN, Newport Health Center care coordinator, was the recipient of the 2018 third quarter G.E.M. (Going the Extra Mile) award.

The G.E.M. award recognizes staff for going above and beyond their typical job duties and making a significant difference by improving the quality of health for patients and exceeding customer service standards for patients, clients, guests and co-workers.

When presented with the G.E.M. award Polidori said, “To be honest, I thought it’s going to be one of those Mondays. It can be challenging working in the health center because we are outside of the main campus, so we really use our resources here to the best of our abilities. My colleagues are amazing to work with and I feel that they deserve this award just as much as me. We lift each other up when we are feeling frustrated, overworked or just feeling down. It’s beyond enjoyable to work with them and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them. I feel so honored for receiving the G.E.M. award. Hands down, this has been the best Monday ever!”

Polidori is the Newport Health Center care coordinator. She has been with Little Falls Hospital since 2016. She lives in Middleville with her husband, Tony, and two children, Tony and Angelina.

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 six corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, 21 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 Follow Bassett on Facebook and Twitter at and