The Nathan Littauer Foundation Plans The EVENT 2023

The Nathan Littauer Foundation Plans The EVENT 2023

(Las Vegas Style!)

GLOVERSVILLE, NY The Nathan Littauer Foundation is hosting an evening of Las Vegas style. The EVENT returns in 2023 as the Foundation serves up food and live entertainment to support the work of Nathan Littauer Hospital.

This year, the June 16 EVENT will be held at the Eccentric Club, located at 109 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY. Guests from the community, local business leaders, medical staff, Littauer employees, and longtime friends will come together for an evening of celebration and support for the vital work of the hospital.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be used for the purchase of Hematology and Urinalysis analyzers for the Littauer laboratory – equipment that will perform thousands of tests each year. “The new analyzers will automate specimen processing that has been done manually,” said Nathan Littauer Laboratory Manager Ronald Fortes. “Utilizing technology will produce more accurate test results and allow laboratory technologists to complete a larger volume of tests daily.” “The equipment is expensive, but we expect to raise the majority of the $200,000 price tag with this year’s fundraiser,” added Foundation Executive Director Geoffrey Peck.

Guests attending the EVENT will experience an atmosphere of real Vegas flash and style. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the entertainers take the stage beginning at 8:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, a luxe Vegas buffet, carving stations, and signature sweets will be catered by Johnstown’s Union Hall Restaurant.

The Foundation Events Committee went over the top this year, booking three Vegas performers “Elvis” (Donny Elvis – Don Romines of Schenectady, NY), “Sinatra” (Frank Frizalone of Massapequa, NY), and Gloversville native, “Gracie Smilez.” (Anthony Leo).

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on extraordinary silent auction offerings, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Nathan Littauer Foundation’s initiative.

“The EVENT is an opportunity to unite our community in supporting its hospital,” said Nathan Littauer President and CEO Sean Fadale, FACHE. “By attending our extraordinary gala, guests will not only enjoy a memorable evening but also contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community. Together, we can make a significant impact and ensure a brighter future for all.”

Purchase tickets to the
Nathan Littauer Foundation’s – The EVENT 2023

Tickets for The EVENT are available for purchase through the Nathan Littauer website or by contacting Littauer Foundation Development Coordinator Kelly Colby at (518) 773-5504 or Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals who wish to contribute.

Join us and partake in an evening to remember.


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 Celebrates National Hospital, Skilled Nursing Care, and Nurses Week

GLOVERSVILLE, NY Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, a leading healthcare provider in Upstate New York, is proud to join in the National celebration of Hospital Week, Skilled Nursing Care Week, and Nursing Week 2023. These annual observances recognize the dedicated and skilled healthcare professionals who serve patients in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes across the United States.

An organization committed to providing quality healthcare to its community, Nathan Littauer recognizes the critical role that its nurses and other healthcare professionals play in delivering compassionate and comprehensive care. “This year’s celebration is an opportunity for us to highlight the importance of our staff,” said Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home President and CEO, Sean Fadale, FACHE. “We are proud and grateful for their unwavering dedication to our patients. We have a great mix of experienced and new staff members, and we are always looking for talent to join our team.”

During the week-long celebration, Littauer will be honoring its employees with a series of events and activities. “We will be providing our staff with special treats to show our appreciation for their hard work,” added Fadale.

Nathan Littauer invites the community to join in celebrating Hospital Week, Skilled Nursing Care Week, and Nursing Week 2023 by thanking the healthcare professionals who touch their lives. “We extend our heartfelt thanks to all licensed professionals and support staff for their tireless support of their patients,” added Fadale.

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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

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.

A Few Words From Sean Fadale: Interview with Jim Levulis from WAMC – Northeast Public Radio

Jim Levulis of WAMC Northeast Public Radio interviews Sean Fadale, Littauer’s incoming President and CEO set for October.

Sean talks about the changes to rural hospitals like Nathan Littauer, the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, and his thoughts on the accessibility of patient care.

Littauer’s new President and CEO, Sean Fadale, during the interview with WAMC Radio.

To listen to the full interview, visit WAMC’s website here:

Read more about Littauer’s announcement of Sean Fadale as the new President and CEO here.

A Few Questions With Sean Fadale, Littauer’s New President and CEO

Littauer’s new President and CEO, Sean Fadale, walking into Littauer’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Starting this October, Sean Fadale will take his seat in the CEO’s office at Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home — and be just about 15 feet away from the intensive care unit.

That proximity is a physical sign of one of the ways rural hospitals can be different from the sprawling the medical complexes in more urban areas.

Fadale’s career to this point has included several stops at organizations similar to Nathan Littauer, a 74-bed acute care hospital and 84-bed skilled nursing home in Gloversville. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

Justin Dawes, a reporter with The Albany Business Review, spoke with Fadale about the role of rural hospitals and some of his main priorities during this time.

Q: Why have you dedicated so much time to smaller, rural hospitals?

A: I’ve spent the bulk of my career in rural health care. It is something that I have a great affinity for. There’s an opportunity at small organizations to be nimble, to be able to change course and trim our sails as necessary. The other thing I enjoy about it is that as a leader of the organization, I’m close to the employees and I’m close to the patients.

Health care is a tough business, and that’s the reality of it — health care is a business. Knowing that each year we’re going to be reimbursed a little bit less for what we do and everything’s going to cost us a little bit more, we have to make sure that we are making the best decisions with the resources we have and still produce the best outcomes for our patients, at a low cost.

Q: How important would you say the role of a rural hospital is to the community it serves?

A: Without the hospital and our primary care centers, there may be people without local access to care. I think something that is critically important for rural health care organizations is that we’re a major employer in the area. So we are an economic engine for the community because we are a primary employer.

Q: The White House recently issued an executive order on “improving rural health and telehealth access.” What are your initial thoughts on that and on telehealth in general?

A: There are many organizations that need the legislative help, that need funding to be viable organizations for the future because COVID-19 has really wreaked havoc on organizations across New York state. So any legislative support from the New York state or federal governments will be usually beneficial.

Telemedicine is something that’s going to be very important for organizations across the country, especially for rural health care. Telemedicine is another access point for our patients. It is absolutely something we have to continue to explore. When you look at rural health care, one of the things that you quickly realize is that transportation becomes an enormous issue.

Q: What do you think your first move will be as Nathan Littauer continues to navigate the pandemic?

A: For any organization, we have to make sure we have the best policies and procedures in place to keep our staff and our patients healthy; that we have enough PPE to handle a potential second wave or third wave; and that we are ready to tackle flu season when it comes. There may be things we need to figure out, but from everything that I’ve seen, they’re doing a great job here caring for their patients and caring for their staff.

Click here to read Littauer’s announcement of Sean Fadale as the organization’s new President and CEO.