Medical director named at Little Falls Hospital

Physician Carlton J. Rule has been selected as the new medical director of Little Falls Hospital, subsidiary of the Bassett Healthcare Network.

Rule is board-certified in family medicine and has been with the Bassett Healthcare Network since 2011. He also serves as medical director at the Bassett Herkimer Health Center. As medical director at Little Falls Hospital, Rule will be responsible for communicating and ensuring compliance with the requirements set forth by the New York State Department of Health for the medical staff, compliance with The Joint Commission standards relating to medical staff and medical staff leadership as well as the Little Falls Hospital bylaws, rules and regulations and policies and procedures.

Part of his oversight will include serving as a confidant and adviser to all of the physicians within the hospital, as well as focusing on medical staff quality improvement programs, oversee the medical staff credentialing processes, and other medical or administrative duties as assigned.

“We are honored to have Dr. Rule join our executive leadership team,” said Little Falls Hospital President Michael Ogden. “He is well-respected by his colleagues.  His commitment and relationship-building skills make him an asset to our entire organization.”

Rule graduated from Cornell University and New York University Medical School with honors. He is a member of the American Academy of family practice and American Association for physician leadership.

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