GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home celebrated Thursday its distinction as being among the best in the state.

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Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home Vice President Leslie Beadle, left, is presented with a citation by Dottie MacVean, a representative from Assemblyman Marc Butler’s office.

NLH Nursing Home was honored in March by the state Department of Health as one of the Top Performing Nursing Homes.

The home was one out of 42 selected from 629 nursing homes in New York. In addition, it was selected one out of five in the Capital Region.

NLH Nursing Home staff gathered Thursday on a patio at the facility to celebrate the distinction. Each attendee was presented with a mug filled with an ice cream sundae that features yarn being spun together and a quote by NLH Nursing Home Vice President Leslie Beadle: “Excellence and care are woven into the fabric of what we do.”

Beadle also spoke during the event, saying the distinction is due to the efforts of the entire team.

“We work diligently throughout the year to improve on processes that we do in providing care to individuals — this is an affirmation to those efforts,” Beadle said. “It takes an entire team to work together to improve care and provide excellent quality care. This event thanks everyone for the efforts because it really is extraordinary.”

Also revealed at the event was a video response to being named one of the Top Performing Nursing Homes by staff members. Physical Therapist Assistant Brianne Iannotti, who is featured in the video, said it was her first time seeing it. The video can be viewed at: https://youtube/Yrhh-slpY8g.

“It was very honoring to see the video — I’ve been waiting a long time,” Iannotti said. “I love coming to work, and I never really mind coming back the next day because it’s the people here that make it that much more memorable.”

The staff also received a citation from Assemblyman Marc Butler’s office presented by representative Dottie MacVean. Sen. Jim Tedisco also sent representative Jennifer Donovan to read a letter of congratulations.

—Dusten Rader