LITTLE FALLS, NY – Little Falls Hospital, part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, received a grant from Slocum-Dickson Foundation, Inc., for a HeartStart OnSite AED Trainer and a Zoll AED Plus Trainer2.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a small lightweight device that allows quick-thinking citizens and co-workers to treat sudden cardiac arrest by delivering a shock to the victim’s chest, ideally re-starting his or her heart. AEDs are user-friendly and even “talk” the user through the process.

“We are most thankful to the Slocum Dickson Foundation, Inc., for the AED Trainers,” says Loretta Mosher, BSN, RN, CEN Learning and Development Manager at LFH. “AED training provides realistic training on the proper use of the AED units within the hospital. Continued education of our employees ensures that our staff, patients and visitors receive the highest quality of care.”

About Slocum Dickson

The group began in 1938 with three physicians, Dr. Charles Dickson, Dr. William Dickson, and Dr. Millard Slocum.  These three physicians formed a practice and rented quarters at 258 Genesee Street in Utica, NY.  By consolidating their practices, they were able to realize the benefits of a physician-owned multi-specialty group practice to improve the quality of medical care received by the patient.

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.