Littauer Celebrates Nurses Week | May 6 -12 2024

Littauer Celebrates Nurses Week | May 6 -12 2024

Dear Nathan Littauer Nurses,

As we celebrate Nurses Week 2024, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the exceptional care, compassion, and dedication you bring to our patients and community each day. Your unwavering commitment and tireless efforts make a difference in the lives of so many, and we are incredibly grateful for everything you do.

Nursing is one of the pillars of our healthcare system, the compassionate hearts that bring comfort in times of need, and the skilled hands that heal with precision and care. Your resilience, strength, and empathy inspire us all.

Thank you for your sacrifices, for going above and beyond every day, and for making a positive impact on countless lives. Your contributions to the well-being of our communities are invaluable, and your kindness does not go unnoticed.

This Nurses Week, we celebrate you and all that you do and we are grateful for your selfless dedication to healthcare.

With sincere appreciation,
Sean Fadale, FACHE
Nathan Littauer President and CEO

New Women’s Health Providers Join Team at Littauer

GLOVERSVILLE, NY Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is proud to announce the addition of several skilled and experienced providers to its Women’s Health Team. These medical professionals will reinforce the hospital’s dedication to offering essential, thorough, and specialized medical services to women at all stages of their health.

The expansion of the Women’s Health Team includes the arrival of Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Henry Stephen, MD, Aubrey Mendoza, PA, Camryn Davis, FNP, and Lisa Morris, WHNP. Littauer’s new Women’s Health experts bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Women’s Health Team at Littauer; consisting of Patricia Nguyen, MD, Peter Dowling, MD, Sean Ryan, MD, Karen West WHNP, Julie Tesi, CNM, Kelly Priddle, CNM, WHNP, and Andrea Becker, CNM. Their dedication to women’s health at every stage of a woman’s life, and their commitment to staying updated with the latest advancements in the field will contribute significantly to providing the highest level of care to Nathan Littauer patients.

“We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional providers to our Women’s Health Team,” says Nathan Littauer Vice President of Business Development and Executive Director of the Nathan Littauer Foundation Geoffrey Peck. “Their arrival further strengthens an already robust team of providers who are well-known and respected within our community. The expertise and passion that these new providers bring will undoubtedly enhance our ability to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to women.”

Littauer’s new Women’s Health providers are enthusiastic about joining Nathan Littauer and becoming a part of its esteemed medical staff. They share the hospital’s commitment to patient-centered care.

While Nathan Littauer continues to broaden its services and elevate the quality of its patient care services, the introduction of these new members to the Women’s Health Team signifies yet another stride in the organization’s continuous dedication to providing exceptional medical services and evolving alongside its community.

For more information and how to schedule an appointment with the new Women’s Health providers, please call (518) 883-8634 for the office of Sean Ryan, MD, Aubrey Mendoza, PA, Lisa Morris, WHNP, and Andrea Becker, CNM.

For the office of Patricia Nguyen, MD, Peter Dowling, MD, Henry Stephen, MD, Julie Tesi, CNM, Kelly Priddle, CNM, WHNP, Karen West, WHNP, and Camryn Davis, FNP, please call (518) 773-5729.


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

Nathan Littauer CEO Sean Fadale on what’s next for the hospital

A recent interview with Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home President and CEO, Sean Fadale and the Albany Business Review:

With a spot on his college football team, Sean Fadale wasn’t looking far beyond just playing the game and attending classes. As for a career, he was unsure. But when he injured his shoulder — which meant no more football — and required surgery and physical therapy, his eyes were opened to a career path. Fadale became a physical therapist, soon after making his way to the administrative side and eventually becoming CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, New York. After eight years in that role, Fadale in October became the new president and CEO of Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home in Fulton County.

Q: “How did you transition from physical therapist to the admin side?” 

A: I graduated, and I got to go back to my hometown and work in the hospital I was born in, able to work as a clinician and rise up through the ranks to a leadership level. I realized as much as I love patient care, I found that on the leadership side I could really affect a broader scope of patients and fellow co-workers by how I lead them. I went back and got my MBA, and that really started my journey. At that point in time, I realized eventually I wanted to be in the CEO seat in health care.

Q: “What’s a major lesson you learned during the eight years in your first CEO role?” 

A: The principles of leadership, from my perspective, are translational. They’re universal. People want to be valued. They want to be heard. They want to be empowered to make a difference on a day-to-day basis. Those are things that I feel can translate from position to position and from organization to organization. One thing I think that I really realized as a new CEO of Community Memorial Hospital is relationships matter. And this goes beyond the organization to the community, to your local and regional politicians, to your board of directors. I entered this organization during COVID, so the connection with the community and the region has all been virtual. So I’m looking forward to making those personal connections that are going to be important for Nathan Littauer and for myself.

Q: “What was it like starting a new CEO role at a hospital during the pandemic?

A: I have been absolutely impressed with what Nathan Littauer has been able to do in response to COVID, and what our staff has been able to absorb and execute, what our leadership team had in place and was able to continue to move forward. What I’m very much looking forward to is our recovery and how we’re going to come out of COVID. As we’re seeing infection rates coming down, it is now time for us to restart the engines.

Q: “Nathan Littauer has had three new construction projects during the pandemic to help fill a need for physicians in the area. How common is it for a rural hospital to have that role?” 

A: This is especially a phenomenon in a rural area, but you’re seeing it more in urban areas, as well, where the hospitals in the regions become the cornerstone for primary care. It is very challenging for doctors and providers to establish their own practices or hang their own shingles. So for rural areas, you have really kind of a twofold benefit that rural organizations provide. One, they provide access to acute, emergent and primary care. Two, they are one of the main economic engines in regional areas. We are one of the major employers in Fulton County. We have a workforce of over 1,000 people. For economic growth, people look at regions for a number of things. We feel that for where we are in rural Fulton County, we make an enormous difference, not just on the health care side, but on the economic side.

Q: “What would you outline as your long-term goals for Nathan Littauer?” 

A: One is that we have a very strong and healthy workforce. Another is that we become the provider of choice for the region. And we want to continue to grow. That growth could be organic, or it could be through partnerships. We are looking down the road and not shutting any doors as far as our opportunity to work with others as an equal partner as we look to maintain our independence going forward.

Q: “Why have you chosen a career lately in rural areas rather than urban?” 

A: There’s a tremendous amount of satisfaction for me in not having multiple layers between myself and the patients or myself and our frontline workers. I feel it’s very important to be connected to our patients, to be connected to our frontline staff. My office is right outside our ICU here at the organization, and every day I round through our clinical areas.

Interview has been edited and condensed by Albany Business Review Reporter, Justin Dawes

Sean Fadale
Title: President and CEO
Organization: Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home
Age: 52
Born/grew up: Warren, Pennsylvania
Resides: Northville
Education: MBA and master’s degree in physical therapy, Gannon University; bachelor’s degree in sports medicine, Mercyhurst University
Family: Wife, Stephanie Fadale; sons, JT and Colin
Hobbies: Fadale’s family enjoys watching his son play football for Ithaca College. He also enjoys hiking and fishing.

Nathan Littauer Releases Annual Report for 2019 to Community

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home released their annual report to the community in June. The report was inspired by an earlier question for a Littauer employee newsletter: “Why did you choose a career in health care?”

“Instantly, we knew we had to tell their heartwarming stories to our patients,”says Littauer Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Cheryl McGrattan. “We were overwhelmed with what our team had to say and they became the basis for ‘The Spark.’ The report is a means to share their stories, along with the organization’s accomplishments for members of the community to enjoy.”

 Within the healthcare organization’s annual report for 2019, are a multitude of employee and patient stories. Littauer Marketing Specialist, Sara Schrum, says “It’s a report for the community by the community.”The result is “The Spark” featuring 40 pages of Nathan Littauer’s accomplishments as the organization cares for the community.

“As your local hospital for 126 years, we wanted to show the members of our community why we do what we do. The Spark does just that.” McGrattan adds.

“The Spark” not only offers information of the hospital’s past, but also provides a sense of where Nathan Littauer’s Hospital & Nursing Home is heading. While many hospitals face volatile economic challenges, the report describes how Littauer has managed to stay on track despite obstacles. What does that mean? Better healthcare service for the patients of Nathan Littauer Hospital.

The Spark” also includes a message from the healthcare organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Laurence E. Kelly, as he prepares to retire with nearly 20 years of distinct leadership. The report also includes: important organizational milestones over the past ten years, new medical providers, financial statistics, award recipients, and employees of recognition.

The title page of Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home’s annual report, “The Spark”

President and CEO of Nathan Littauer, Laurence E. Kelly, explains:

“I will leave Littauer with a great sense of pride, knowing that what we’ve accomplished – and will accomplish together is meaningful and will matter to this community for generations to come. You can be assured that we’ll remain committed to the same independent ‘Spark’ that’s kept us successful and in service to you since 1894.”

The report is an organic collaboration from the team at Littauer. From volunteers, nurses, and providers; to the administrative level – every employee, patient, and member of the community has made this report possible.

“The Spark” has been mailed to many members of the community for them to read at their own leisure. The report has also been made available to read online. You may read “The Spark” by visiting:

Littauer Welcomes New Public Relations Coordinator, Dakota Pike!

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Nathan Littauer Hospital is proud to welcome Dakota Pike to the Marketing and Communications team. He has been employed with Nathan Littauer for nearly four years in Nutritional Services and recently took the position of Public Relations Coordinator August 3.

“During the interview process, Dakota stood out as someone who meets a challenging situation head-on, while approaching a myriad of situations with high degree flexibility,” says Cheryl McGrattan, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “As a member of the NLH family for four years, his reputation as a team player focused on patient care preceded him. Dakota’s integrity and ambition is something that will be fully appreciated by our staff and community in the coming months. His fresh perspective, coupled with a comfort level writing for multiple audiences is already making an impact. He is a good fit.”

Dakota is a 2019 cum laude graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology.

As the Public Relations Coordinator, a few of Dakota’s roles are to issue press releases, expand the hospital’s social media presence, and to create and maintain positive relationships for Littauer and the community.

“I am very happy to be part of Marketing and Communications,” says Dakota Pike. “Everyone has been very supportive of my decision to come to the department. I love my position, my co-workers, and the many staff at Nathan Littauer. It is a great place to work and it truly is a very caring and welcoming environment.”

Congratulations, Dakota Pike!




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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