Photo submitted: L-R Ray Durso, Executive Director Genesis, Michael Ogden, President of Little Falls Hospital, Kathi Dyman, Executive Director of Medical Societies, Andrew Manzer Bassett Healthcare Network Chief Operating Officer

Little Falls, NY – Michael L. Ogden, was named an Outstanding Healthcare Professional by the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley and the Medical Societies of Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties at their annual Healthcare Recognition ceremony May 7th at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. The award recognizes excellence in the workplace and community.

Michael Ogden, who has been with Little Falls Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, since 2009, is the President of Little Falls Hospital. In this role, Ogden is responsible for the financial and strategic planning for Little Falls Hospital. He is a key liaison to the board of trustees, internal and external management, medical staff relations and Bassett Healthcare Network integration initiatives.

In addition to his commitment to Little Falls Hospital, Ogden is on the boards of the American Heart Association, Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. and Central New York Area Health Education. He also serves as a member of the American Hospital Association Rural Governance Council and the Iroquois Healthcare Alliance Executive Council. He is active in Rotary and the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected for The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley and Medical Societies Outstanding Healthcare Professional – Class of 2019 Award, said Ogden.” “I accept and share this award with all of our outstanding health care professionals, past and present who have contributed to the rich history of Little Falls Hospital over the past 125 years. It is our priority at Little Falls Hospital to deliver outstanding patient-centered care and to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, families, and colleagues each and every day. I am so proud to serve Little Falls Hospital and the Bassett Healthcare Network and I offer my deepest admiration, respect, and appreciation to our outstanding team of dedicated nurses, doctors, staff and board members. They are a true inspiration!”

Bassett Healthcare Network regional vice president of finance, James Vielkind said, “Mike’s role in health care leadership expands into the communities. He is active in numerous civic organizations and supportive of change to improve the lives of our citizens throughout the Mohawk Valley. Mike’s leadership extends to national boards such as the American Hospital Association Rural Healthcare Advisory Council to assist in developing rural health care policy. This exemplifies the rounding of a leader to make a difference within the realms of our local communities and local organizations.”

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, 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 Follow Bassett on Facebook and Twitter at and