Posted by  | July, 2019 |

LITTLE FALLS, NY – Little Falls Hospital, a subsidiary of the Bassett Healthcare Network, awarded Geena Morotti, the Frederika Vickers Conrad and Dr. Joseph W. Conrad Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and Leah Zilkowski, the Dr. Bernard Burke Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Dr. Sue Conrad Quinby and Roger P. Quinby established the scholarship fund in 1973 in memory of Frederika Vickers Conrad and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Conrad. The Quinbys specified that the income from this fund must be used to award a scholarship to a deserving resident of the Little Falls Central School District, to those persons interested in pursuing a career in medicine, paramedicine, nursing, laboratory, technical work, hospital administration or any allied health field, to be determined and approved by the Scholarship Committee of the Little Falls Hospital Board of Trustees.

Morotti, the daughter of Lynn and Joseph Morotti, graduated in June from Little Falls Central School District. She has chosen to follow a career in health care as a physician assistant studying bio-science medicine at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. “The euphoria of being able to help others is one of the reasons why I plan to pursue a career in the medical field,” says Morotti. “As a doctor, you develop a relationship with your patients. When patients come in to see you, they are not only seeking treatment, they are looking for emotional support and assurance.”

Photo submitted – (L-R): Michael Ogden, Little Falls Hospital President, Geena Morotti and Tony DeLuca, Chairman of Scholarship Committee.

On behalf of Dr. Bernard Burke’s many years of service to Little Falls Hospital and to honor his lifelong dedication to his patients, the Medical Staff of Little Falls Hospital established The Bernard J. Burke Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student in the Little Falls Hospital service area who plans to pursue a career in the healthcare field.  Recipients of this scholarship need not only to have a desire to serve others in the healthcare field but also have a financial need.

Zilkowski, the daughter of Daniel and Joanne Zilkowski, graduated in June from Dolgeville Central School District.  She has chosen to follow a career in the health field as a Physician Assistant at the University of Albany majoring in Biology. “I chose to go to school to become a Physician Assistant because they are able to care for and treat people and can find where their passion lies in the medical field.”

Photo submitted – (L-R): Dr. Carlton Rule, Little Falls Hospital Medical Director, Leah Zilkowski and Dr. Amy Grace, President of the Medical Staff.