The Bassett Healthcare Network is an innovative and unique health care system that connects comprehensive care and services to people living throughout central New York. The Network has been ranked as one of the top 100 most integrated health systems in the nation. The hub of the network is Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, which, in addition to traditional hospital-based care such as maternity, surgical and medical care, also offers more sophisticated diagnostic, surgical and procedural capabilities.
Bassett Medical Center is where people in the region come for advanced care, such as: open-heart surgery, daVinci robot-assisted surgery, specialized cancer treatment, advanced vascular care, trauma care, neurosurgery, and advanced orthopedic and spine care. This nationally recognized tertiary care hospital also houses the Bassett Heart Care Institute and the Bassett Cancer Institute.
The Bassett Physician Group is comprised of a full-time, salaried staff numbering more than 400 physicians and advanced practice clinicians in a multi-specialty group practice. The Bassett Physician Group provides primary and specialty care at the Bassett Clinic and staffs Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Through the Bassett Regional Network, Bassett physicians and other health professionals provide primary, preventive, and outpatient care at more than two dozen health centers across nine counties. They also provide care and treatment at 19 school-based health centers throughout the region to children who might otherwise never have the chance to receive this care.
The network also connects people in the region to a multitude of specialists who provide technical expertise and skills in areas typically found only in big cities. Many of these specialists travel to see patients at Bassett affiliated community hospitals as well as at specialty campuses in Herkimer, Oneonta, and Hartwick Seminary. The specialty services offered range from cardiology, cancer and orthopedic care to ear, nose and throat, vascular care, dermatology and more. In addition, a variety of outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures are available on these campuses as a convenience to patients. The specialty care in Cooperstown and in the region, in combination with the network’s community based health centers, results in more than 700,000 patient visits per year.
Bassett Healthcare Network consists olf six hospitals: Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, Little Falls Hospital, and A. O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, all of which provide acute inpatient care and 24-7 emergency care. These hospitals also have the latest in diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CAT scan units. Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney provides 24-7 emergency care as well as laboratory and radiology services.
Beyond hospital-based care and the care provided in the regional health centers, the Bassett Healthcare Network also includes At Home Care, an entity that provides services such as nursing and physical therapy for patients in their home. First Community Care of Bassett is a medical supply company that provides medical equipment, supplies and prescription treatments such as the oxygen needed by many patients utilizing home-based care. Should a community resident need short-stay rehabilitation, Bassett Healthcare Network offers services at five sites within the network’s area of service. Long-term care services are available at Valley Health Services in Herkimer and at the Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.
As a teaching hospital and medical school campus affiliated with Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and through a nationally renowned Research Institute, Bassett is continually advancing its missions of patient care, teaching and research, always anticipating and developing to meet the evolving needs of our patients. An article in The New York Times referenced Bassett’s employed physician model as one of the highest quality methods for delivering efficient care and a model to consider for reducing the overall cost of national health care. “Everyone knows that Bassett is the right model,” says U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
For more information about Bassett Healthcare Network, call 1-800-BASSETT (227-7388).
* Affiliated Sites
** part of Little Falls Hospital
*** part of A.O. Fox Hospital
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Hamilton Specialty Services
Little Falls Prime Care
Little Falls Specialty Services
Oneonta Specialty Services
Oneonta Surgical Associates
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