Gloversville, NY Health Care

By Jessica Mozo on August 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Adkins

When the need for medical care arises, residents of Fulton County turn to Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, which has been serving the community since 1894. Located in Gloversville, Nathan Littauer is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an adjacent 84-bed skilled nursing home.

The hospital provides a wide range of medical and surgical services and a diagnostic imaging center. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

Primary/Specialty Care Centers

Nathan Littauer Hospital makes its services easy to access by operating eight primary/specialty care centers around the county. The care centers provide internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, neurology, general surgery, urology, occupational medicine and several other services.

Newly Renovated Maternity Center

Mothers-to-be appreciate Nathan Littauer Hospital for its recently renovated birthing center, completed in fall 2009. The birthing center provides a warm, family centered atmosphere throughout the childbirth process. Among its amenities are delivery suites with hydrotherapy whirlpool tubs, spa-like rooms with flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet service, a kitchenette for families, gourmet take-out meals, lactation counselors and a secure nursery equipped with newborn warmers and cutting-edge resuscitation equipment.

Community Outreach

One of the ways Nathan Littauer Hospital reaches out to the community is through its popular HealthLink program, which was founded in 1989. The program operates a wellness education center out of a storefront inside the Johnstown Mall, and people can go there to access a myriad of services, from blood pressure checks and classes to finding answers to health-related questions from registered nurses. HealthLink also has 50 feet of wall space covered with resources set up by category, covering topics from nutrition and parenting to safety and injury prevention.

HealthLink classes cover topics such as stress management, child birth preparation and smoking cessation. The program’s mission is to make people aware of the values of pursuing health and wellness.

Since its launch more than 20 years ago, HealthLink has served more than 140,000 area residents with more than 6,000 free or low-cost classes and health screenings. HealthLink even offers guided hikes and snowshoeing adventures to help people experience the physical and mental benefits of being outdoors.

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