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Water Main Rupture Update

Nathan Littauer had a multidisciplinary meeting with leadership and staff at 2:00 p.m. Nathan Littauer’s services continue to be largely uninterrupted due to a local water main break. As announced earlier today, Nathan Littauer Hospital will not be welcoming visitors until the main water line rupture has been resolved. At this time, Nathan Littauer is working closing with Emergency Management Services and the Gloversville Fire Department. With recent notification from County Officials, Littauer is anticipating a full recovery by tomorrow, December 8, 2021.

If you have any questions about a primary/specialty care appointment, please call (518) 773-5690, or if you have questions about a patient or loved one, please call (518) 725-8621. Nathan Littauer thanks its Engineering Team for working collaboratively and quickly in response to this issue.

Important Update

Nathan Littauer is currently managing the water main break as it affects the healthcare organization. The organization’s healthcare services remain largely unaffected during the City of Gloversville’s water main break and the boil water order issued by the Gloversville Water Works. The advisory is due to a water main break on Kingsboro Ave and East 11 Ave in Gloversville, NY.

Day-to-day operations of the hospital have been altered where necessary in response to the advisory. In addition, Nathan Littauer has enacted a temporary, limited visitation policy to help allocate resources. As always, staff and members of the organization are prioritizing patient safety.

Nathan Littauer has secured safe, sterilized water across the organization and its Nursing Home. The healthcare organization has an abundance of bottled water for its patients and employees for emergencies such as this, until the Gloversville Water Works and Board of Water Commissioners resolve the advisory. Nathan Littauer will also issue another public announcement at 3:00 p.m. today.

About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting