LFH president named outstanding professional

The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley and the Medical Societies of Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties recently named Michael L. Ogden an outstanding health care professional at their annual Healthcare Recognition ceremony at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

The award recognizes excellence in the workplace and community.

Ogden, who has been with Little Falls Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, since 2009, is the president of LFH.

In this role, Ogden is responsible for the financial and strategic planning for LFH. He is a key liaison to the board of trustees, internal and external management, medical staff relations and Bassett Healthcare Network integration initiatives.

In addition to his commitment to LFH, Ogden is on the boards of the American Heart Association, Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. and Central New York Area Health Education.

He also serves as a member of the American Hospital Association Rural Governance Council and the Iroquois Healthcare Alliance Executive Council. He is active in Rotary and the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce.

“Mike’s role in health care leadership expands into the communities. He is active in numerous civic organizations and supportive of change to improve the lives of our citizens throughout the Mohawk Valley,” said Bassett Healthcare Network Regional Vice President of Finance James Vielkind.