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  • Great American Smokeout 2017

    November 9, 2017

    Bassett Healthcare Network is recognizing the annual Great American Smokeout, coordinated by the American Cancer Society, by hosting informational seminars for our communities. The Smokeout on Nov. 16 is a day earmarked for smokers to quit so they can focus on one day at a time. Bassett is hosting open-to-the-public, free seminars throughout the network during the week of Nov. 15 – 17. These seminars will introduce those trying to quit smoking to products and techniques to help them quit, as well as provide them with support.

    Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death to da... read more

  • Separation of Leadership Roles for Bassett Healthcare Network & Bassett Medical Center

    Bassett Medical Center

    November 3, 2017

    dr-vance-brown.jpgVance M. Brown, MD, announced Friday, Nov. 3, that he is stepping down as President of Bassett Medical Center (BMC), but will remain Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bassett Healthcare Network (BHN). William LeCates, MD, currently medical director and VP of Medical Affairs for BMC, has agreed to step in as Deputy President of Bassett Medical Center while a transition team works to develop a plan of succession.

    In making the announcement, ... read more

  • Cobleskill Regional Hospital to Hold Mass Casualty Drill Nov. 4

    Cobleskill Regional Hospital

    October 31, 2017

    Cobleskill Regional Hospital, a part of Bassett Healthcare Network, in collaboration with local emergency preparedness service providers, will host a mass casualty drill Saturday, Nov. 4. The drill will begin at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. and move to Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Law enforcement will manage traffic during the drill, which is expected to be complete by noon on Saturday.

    “The drill is a tremendous opportunity for Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Cobleskill police, fire and EMS personnel, Schoharie County Emergency Management, Cobleskill-Richmondville High Sch... read more

  • Osteoporosis is a Concern for Many Seniors

    October 30, 2017

    54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) says approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. A fracture sustained in one’s senior years can be life changing.

    Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder where bone becomes progressively less dense and more brittle leading to fractures. 

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  • Bassett Team Travels to Zambia; Trains Surgeons in Advanced Surgical Technique

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 19, 2017

    Zambia2.jpgFour surgeons from Bassett Medical Center recently returned from a trip to southern Africa where they trained a group of surgeons there how to perform abdominal laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery. The surgeons they trained will extend the reach of the Bassett project by training fellow African doctors in this more advanced surgical technique, which is expected to result in expanded access to this type of surg... read more

  • Free Senior Resource Fair at Bassett Medical Center Cooperstown, NY

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 17, 2017

    Cooperstown, NY – The needs of seniors in Otsego County are significant, and yet help can sometimes be difficult to access easily in this largely rural county. For that reason, Bassett Medical Center is again holding a Senior Resource Fair Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Clinic building on River Street in Cooperstown. Admission is free. The intent is simply to connect seniors with the resources they may need.

    “We look at the common areas of interest among the seniors in our community and pull together the ... read more

  • Fifth Annual Bassett Cupola 5K Wrap-Up

    October 16, 2017

    On Saturday, Oct. 7, 142 runners and walkers participated in the fifth annual Bassett Cupola 5K, which,  this year, supports the Fieldstone Assistance Fund.

    Dawn Helstrom, a dental hygienist at School-Based Health and Fox Nursing Home, was one of the participants.  Helstrom decided to walk in the Cupola 5K for the first time as part of her larger effort to do better with eating and exercise, and she invited her grandson, Frank Pasek, to walk along with her.  Dawn and F<a href=... read more

  • 2017-2018 Flu Vaccine Clinics

    October 12, 2017

    It's time to get your flu shot! The 2017-2018 flu vaccine is now available to our patients. Find a location near you.

    When & Where:

    Bassett Medical Center Cooperstown

     Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 8:30 a.m. to noon 

     Wednesday, Nov. 8 – 8:30 a.m. to noon 

     Wednesday, Nov. 29 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

     Wednesday, Dec. 13 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Hamilton Health Center

    Wednesday, Oct. 11 – 8:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 13 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 26 – 8:00 a.m. t... read more

  • O'Connor Hospital Hosts a Stroll with Scott

    O'Connor Hospital

    October 6, 2017

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    O’Connor Hospital officially opened its fitness trail to the community with a Stroll with Scott  on Friday, October 6th. Scott Bonderoff, President at O’Connor Hospital started the half mile stroll with a ribbon cutting on the newly completed fitness trail. Joining Scott, on a stroll, were hospital board members, employees, & fitness trail... read more

  • Bassett’s Jose Raul Monzon, MD, Honored with 2017 Walter A. Franck Physician Excellence Award

    September 20, 2017

    MonzonRaulJoseHR2009.JPGAttending Surgeon Jose Raul Monzon, MD, is the most recent recipient of Bassett Healthcare Network’s most prestigious recognition for a physician, the Walter A. Franck Physician Excellence Award. The award was established to honor rheumatologist Walter A. Franck, MD, who retired from Bassett in 2014 after more than four distinguished decades of service. The award recognizes a physician who emulates the lifelong career traits... read more

  • A.O. Fox Hospital Honoring Nurses for Extraordinary Care

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    September 19, 2017

    Daisy Logo.jpgA.O. Fox Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, is proud to announce its recent partnership with the DAISY Foundation, a not-for-profit that cooperates with health care organizations worldwide to honor nurses who demonstrate extraordinary care.

    DAISY, or Diseases Attacking the Immune System, was founded in 1999 in Seattle by the family of a patient named J. Patrick Barnes, who lost his life following a brief auto-immune disease at th... read more

  • O'Connor Hospital to Host Community Flu Clinic and Pharmacy Open House

    September 8, 2017

    O’Connor Hospital will host its annual community influenza clinic on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. – noon. No appointment is necessary to receive the immunization; however those looking to participate should register at the hospital’s main registration desk in the front lobby on that day from 8 a.m. – noon.

     Also on Oct. 7, the hospital pharmacy will host an open house with light refreshments. A pharmacist will be on-site offering medication consultation for patients who have questions about medications.

     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recomme... read more

  • Bassett Hosts Blood Drive Sept. 16

    September 7, 2017

    What:   American Red Cross blood drive at Bassett Medical Center

     When:  Friday, Sept. 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.                                        

    Where:  Bassett Hall auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown

    Details:  Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. For appointment, please call 607-547-3701 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    ... read more

  • Bassett Healthcare Network Offers Free Workshops on Living Well with a Chronic Condition to its Patients

    September 6, 2017

    What: Living Well with a Chronic Condition is a free interactive seven-week workshop series for Bassett Healthcare Network patients living with diabetes, breathing problems, depression, anxiety, heart conditions and arthritis. Receive a $40 grocery store gift card for attending four of the first six sessions and another $10 gift card for attending session seven!

    Why: To gain support from peers who have similar conditions; learn new coping skills; find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and other sympt... read more

  • Bassett Begins Community Conversation about Proposed Plans for a Parking Garage

    Bassett Medical Center

    September 1, 2017

    BassettAerial\'06smkrtch02-1.jpgCooperstown, NY, Sept. 1, 2017 – Bassett Medical Center executives held a meeting this week to begin a conversation with neighbors of the hospital campus and Village of Cooperstown leaders about draft plans for a construction project aimed at alleviating a long-standing parking shortage. The plans being considered would also create additional education and clinical space for Bassett Medical Cente... read more

  • A.O. Fox Hospital Acquires Ultraviolet Light Technology to Enhance Operating Room Disinfection Practices

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    August 7, 2017

    Oneonta, NY – A.O. Fox Hospital has acquired ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection technology to 

    UV Light Technology.jpgsupplement its methods for sanitizing surgical areas. The portable lamp, which uses UV light to kill bacteria, will intensify Fox’s sterilization protocols and increase efficiency for staff.

    Dr. Reginald Knight, vice president of Medical Affairs at A.O. Fox Hospital and director of Bassett Spine Care Institute, says... read more

  • Bassett Earns Statewide Award for Quality and Safety

    Bassett Medical Center

    June 27, 2017

    Cooperstown, N.Y. – A year ago, Bassett Medical Center launched an aggressive andIMG_5965.jpg comprehensive program to improve the management and outcomes of patients with diabetes and high blood pressure, thereby enhancing patients’ quality of life. Project teams comprised of key stakeholders from across clinical and non-clinical areas came together to analyze current practices, identify opportunities for improvement and develop evidence-based prot... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Appoints Vice President of Medical Affairs

    Bassett Medical Center

    June 21, 2017

    LeCatesWilliamHR.JPGCooperstown, N.Y. – Dr. William LeCates has been appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs for Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY. This role is in addition to his responsibilities as the hospital’s medical director, a position he has held since 2011. As VP of Medical Affairs, LeCates will have oversight of care management and clinical excellence, which includes the areas of quality management, clinical effectiveness, i... read more

  • Chief Operating Officer Appointed for Bassett Medical Center

    Bassett Medical Center

    June 13, 2017

    wiley.jpgRonette Wiley, RN, BS, MHSA, CPPS, has been appointed Executive Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Bassett Medical Center. Wiley previously served as VP of Performance Improvement and Care Coordination and Chief Compliance Officer at Bassett Medical Center since 2008. She also served as interim administrator for hospital operations from 2015-2016 while the search was conducted for a Chief Operating Officer of Bassett Healthcare Network.<... read more

  • Back on the Road Saving Lives - Bassett’s Mobile Medical Coach Making Rounds

    June 12, 2017

    Cancer Coach.jpgCooperstown, N.Y. – After more than a year hiatus, Bassett Healthcare Network’s mobile mammography and cancer screening program is back on the road. Bassett invested in a newer generation RV-type medical coach equipped with high-tech diagnostic technology; the coach, manufactured by Medical Coaches, Inc., in Oneonta, is traveling throughout the network’s eight-county service region and adjacent counties to bring breast and cervic... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center's 20th Invitational Raises $100,000 for Annual Fund

    June 5, 2017

    The 20th annual KeyBank Bassett Medical Center Invitational took place May 30, with the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network hosting the tournament at The Otesaga Hotel’s challenging par-72 Leatherstocking Golf Course. The generosity of Invitational sponsors, golfers and guests enabled the Friends to raise more than $100,000. New proceeds will support the Friends’ Annual Fund, which strengthens Bassett Healthcare Network’s regional initiatives across its eight-county service area.

    The Friends thanks the following corporate sponsors: KeyBank, tournament sponsor, The... read more

  • Bassett Hosting Summer Junior Volunteer Program

    May 26, 2017

    Do you know a teen who might be looking for something fun and meaningful to do this summer? If so, Bassett Medical Center is now accepting applications to the Junior Volunteer Program, for students ages 14 to 17. Students will gain useful work experience and learn about some of the services provided at the hospital and become an important part of the health care team helping others.

    Details include: 

    -All students who participate in the Junior Volunteer Program must have working papers and be at least 14 years old by July 1.

    -The hours volunteered can be counted for... read more

  • Sierra Kitson and Maria Noto Awarded Bassett Youth Foundation Scholarships

    Bassett Medical Center

    May 23, 2017

    Cooperstown High School seniors Sierra Kitson and Maria Noto were recently each awarded a $500 scholarship by the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation, in partnership with The Community Foundation for South Central New York. The students received their scholarships in a brief ceremony at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown May 17.DSC_0247.JPG

    Kitson, who plans to attend SUNY Oneonta to pursue a nursing career, received the Elizabeth and Benjamin Bassett Scholar... read more

  • Dr. Umair Iqbal Receives E. Donnall Thomas Award for Outstanding Research at Bassett

    Bassett Medical Center

    May 22, 2017

    Umair Iqbar_EDT Award 2017.jpgCooperstown, NY – A doctor completing his medical training at Bassett hopes the results of a recent research study project will help save lives. Dr. Umair Iqbal conducted research exploring patients who suffer from fainting after a sudden drop in blood pressure and a potential diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (a blockage in the lungs caused by a blood clot that has traveled from another part of the body, which is oft... read more

  • Bassett Surgeons Now Offering Robot-Guided Partial Knee Replacement at A.O. Fox Hospital

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    May 16, 2017

    DiazMichaelHR2015.JPGLess pain and quicker recovery are among the benefits of robot-guided partial knee replacement and this new, innovative procedure was performed for the first time at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, NY, earlier this month. Dr. Michael Diaz, an orthopedic surgeon with the Bassett Medical Group, performed the area’s first partial knee replacement using the NAVIO surgical system.

    “The NAVIO system uses image-guided technolog... read more

  • A HealthySteps Program Begins at Bassett to Support Early Childhood Development

    May 9, 2017

    In pediatricians’ offices here in central New York and around the country, health providers see children who are impacted by a difficult home environment. Consider the following scenario: During a child’s pediatric visit it may come up that she has been having difficulty in school, fighting with classmates during recess and causing disruptions in class. She had been taken out of the home after witnessing a physical fight between her parents. Her father, who was drunk, had thrown her mother, who is pregnant, up against a wall. A restraining order was placed against him and the child has ... read more

  • Friends of Bassett Hosts 20th Bassett Medical Center Invitational

    May 9, 2017

    The 20th annual Bassett Medical Center Invitational tees off on Tuesday, May 30, at The Otesaga Resort Hotel’s prestigious Leatherstocking Golf Course. Proceeds generated by the tournament will support the work of the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network to strengthen Bassett initiatives across central New York.

    The invitational is a wonderful opportunity to play on one of the nation’s finest courses and compete in a tournament to raise money for a worthy cause. Prizes will be distributed at a post-event cocktail reception hosted by the Otesaga. Guests may join golfe... read more

  • 25 Missions, 25 Countries: Tom Huntsman, MD, On Life-Changing Mission Work

    Bassett Medical Center

    May 9, 2017

    Since 1993 and nearly every year since, Tom Huntsman, MD, division chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Bassett Medical Center, has traveled around theTom Huntsman holding tiny patient cleft lipRESIZED.jpg globe performing life-changing surgeries and procedures on impoverished children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have access to care. Through the Resurge (formerly known as Interplast) and Medical Missions for Children organizations, he has undertaken 2... read more

  • Patients Benefit from Transition to a Single Network-Wide Electronic Health Record

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    May 2, 2017

    Judy Marvin2.jpgA.O. Fox Hospital has adopted a new electronic health record (EHR), the same system in place at all other Bassett Healthcare Network locations. All six hospitals in the Bassett Healthcare Network as well as the outpatient health centers across the network’s eight-county service region are now connected electronically. This powerful electronic health record brings patients’ health information into a consolidated Bassett Healthcare Network medical reco... read more

  • Bassett Offers Free Living Well with High Blood Pressure Workshops

    April 27, 2017

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 29 percent of American adults have high blood pressure—that’s 1 of every 3 adults—and only about half of those have their condition under control. But thanks to a new program, Living Well with High Blood Pressure, Bassett Healthcare Network patients in Otsego, Herkimer, Madison and Chenango counties have access to an evidence-based self-management program to support a decision to be a more active manager of this chronic health condition. Living Well with High Blood Pressure is a free workshop for people who have been diagnos... read more

  • Bassett Offers Free Living Well with Diabetes Sessions in Chenango County

    April 12, 2017

    Statistics indicate that many of us are living with diabetes—10.4 percent of adults in Chenango County. But thanks to a new program, Living Well with Diabetes, Bassett Healthcare Network patients in Chenango County have access to a national evidence-based self-management program to support a decision to be a more active manager of this chronic health condition. Living Well with Diabetes is a free, seven-week workshop series for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes but want to learn how to manage some of the challenges of living with diabetes, such as insomnia, weight gain and plan... read more

  • Bassett Offers Free Living Well with Diabetes Sessions in Madison County

    April 12, 2017

    Statistics indicate that many of us are living with diabetes—9.5 percent of adults in Madison County. But thanks to a new program, Living Well with Diabetes, Bassett Healthcare Network patients in Madison County have access to a national evidence-based self-management program to support a decision to be a more active manager of this chronic health condition. Living Well with Diabetes is a free, seven-week workshop series for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes but want to learn how to manage some of the challenges of living with diabetes, such as insomnia, weight gain and plannin... read more

  • Bassett Offers Free Living Well with Diabetes Sessions in Herkimer and Otsego County

    April 6, 2017

    Statistics indicate that many of us are living with diabetes—14 percent of adults in Herkimer County and 10 percent of adults in Otsego County. But thanks to a new program, Living Well with Diabetes, Bassett Healthcare Network patients in Herkimer, Little Falls, Richfield Springs, and Cherry Valley have access to a national evidence-based self-management program to support a decision to be a more active manager of this chronic health condition. Living Well with Diabetes is a free, seven-week workshop series for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes but want t... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Partners with Center for Donation and Transplant to Honor Organ & Tissue Donors, Celebrate Donate Life Month

    Bassett Medical Center

    March 31, 2017

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    April 2017 – Bassett Medical Center will participate in month-long activities to celebrate National Donate Life Month, a celebration held throughout the month of April that showcases the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation and encourages New Yorkers to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Donor Registry.

    For the duration of April, Bassett Medical Center will fly a Donate Life flag. The intent of t... read more

  • Bassett Healthcare Network Will Publish "Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York: 200 Years of Health Care in Rural America" by John S. Davis, MD

    March 29, 2017

    Cooperstown, N.Y. – Bassett Healthcare Network, with support from the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network, will release an illustrated history of the institution entitled “Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York: 200 Years of Health Care in Rural America”early this summer.

    The publication offers a rich compendium of materials tracing the development of the hospital from its earliest days to the sophisticated health care network of today. In its 24 chapters, the author explores the relationships and shared visions of three prominent local families, the Bassett family, th... read more

  • CNY Heroin & Opioid Key Stakeholder Summit: A Call to Action

    Bassett Medical Center

    March 16, 2017

    Leatherstocking Collaborative Health Partners (LCHP), in collaboration with New York State Senator James Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) and Bassett Healthcare Network, staged a Heroin and Opioid Summit for key stakeholders in the region, Thursday, March 16 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel. The event brought together individuals, organizations, agencies and others with the ability to influence positive change in regard to the public health impacts of the heroin and opioid crisis.

    “The goal of the summit was to understand all of the efforts underway in the region to address the crisis and eng... read more

  • No New Inpatient Psychiatry Admissions Due to Flu Cases

    Bassett Medical Center

    February 28, 2017

    Effective immediately and in an effort to help curb the spread of influenza in the inpatient psychiatric unit, Bassett Medical Center is not accepting new psychiatric admissions. There are currently two confirmed cases of influenza and one suspected case among 11 patients.

    Dr. Charles Hyman, Chief of Medicine at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY, says, “An outbreak of influenza in a closed psychiatry unit poses a unique set of challenges different from the acute care setting in a hospital. Our decision to close the unit to new admissions limits the possibility of infecting... read more

  • Bassett's Valentine's Soiree Raises $150,000

    February 20, 2017

    Soiree.jpg “More than 400 guests joined the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network at the first Valentine’s Soiree. The event raised nearly $150,000 in support of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) John May Farm Safety Fund. (http://www.nycamh.org/programs/john-may-farm-safety-fund/)

    The live auction and raffles contributed nearly $27,000 of the total proceeds. The Otesaga Hotel hosted the event, whil... read more

  • President of O’Connor Hospital Named

    O'Connor Hospital

    February 17, 2017

    Bonderoff,ScottHR2015.jpgThe Bassett Healthcare Network Board of Directors and O’Connor Hospital Board of Trustees announce the appointment of Scott Bonderoff, MBA, CMPE, as President of O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, NY, to succeed Dr. Carlton Rule who is leaving O’Connor and Bassett Healthcare Network the end of this month. Bonderoff has been with Bassett Healthcare since 2001 and Vice President of Patient Services and Ancillary Support at Basset... read more

  • Tri-Town Regional Hospital Evolving

    Tri-Town Regional Hospital

    January 24, 2017

    image003.jpgA certificate of need (CON) has been submitted to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to make Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney, NY, a satellite emergency department (ED) under the leadership of A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta. Both hospitals are part of Bassett Healthcare Network. If the CON is approved by DOH, the conversion to a satellite ED model would take effect in the third quarter of 2017.

    “The conversion to a s... read more

  • Influenza Season Declared in NYS Bassett Medical Center Modifies Birthing Center Visitation Guidelines

    Bassett Medical Center

    January 10, 2017

    Cooperstown, NY – With flu season upon us, Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown is modifying its visitation policy at the Bassett Birthing Center and on the hospital’s pediatric unit. While influenza season is underway, only the birthing coach, parents, grandparents and siblings of the baby or pediatric patient may visit, as long as they are healthy.

    “Newborns and young children are among our most vulnerable patients and at greater risk for complications from the flu,” notes Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Philip Heavner. “Limiting visitation to parents, grandparents and siblings... read more

  • Bassett's School-Based Health Program Earns Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award

    January 5, 2017

    Bassett’s school-based health program has been granted a $4,000 Community Health Award by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The award will fund the purchase of cleanable and single-use toys that form a crucial part of mental health therapy in school-based health.

    Of the 33,522 visits that Bassett’s school-based health program provided to enrolled children last year, 10,731 were part of the mental health program. Many of the more than 7,500 students who participate in Bassett’s school-based health program annually experience mental health needs, and Bassett Healthcare Network prov... read more

  • Delhi Community Heroin and Substance Abuse Awareness Event

    O'Connor Hospital

    December 29, 2016

    Delhi Community Heroin and Substance Abuse Awareness Event

    Are you curious about the growing heroin and substance abuse epidemic? Come to the upcoming Delhi Community Heroin and Substance Abuse Awareness event on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Delaware Academy High School auditorium. Snow date is scheduled for January 12th at the same time and location.

    A panel of professionals will provide information on the heroin and opioid epidemic. The panel will discuss current issues, trends, and interventions that ... read more

  • Phone Spoofing Incidents on the Rise

    Bassett Medical Center

    December 23, 2016

    A number of people are reporting an uptick in the incidence of caller ID spoofing, a practice that uses technology to impersonate a business or individual. It is a scam that is on the rise nationwide as more people reject calls from numbers they are unfamiliar with. The scammer poses as a familiar business, government agency or individual to trick people into answering the phone.

    Most recently, dozens of people in Cooperstown and the surrounding area have reported getting calls that display as originating from within the Bassett Healthcare Network. The individuals who received the ... read more

  • Newlyweds Gift Wedding Flowers to Hospital Patients

    December 7, 2016

    Ruckerts and flowers 12.4.16_edited-1.jpgAnna Politano and Tad Ruckert of Rochester, NY, were married at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown Saturday, Dec. 3. The next day, before heading north to Canada for a few days to celebrate their marriage, they collected the flower arrangements from their wedding and delivered them to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown to be given to patients.

    Ruckert, a third generation obstetrician and gynecol... read more

  • CEO of O’Connor & Tri-Town Regional Hospital Leaving for Capital Region

    O'Connor Hospital

    December 6, 2016

    RuleCarltonHR2013.jpgDr. Carlton Rule has informed hospital leadership, staff and the boards of trustees of his decision to step down as CEO of O’Connor Hospital in Delhi and Tri-Town Regional Hospital (TRH) in Sidney effective March 1, 2017, to pursue a professional opportunity in the Capital Region. Rule, who has served the past two years as CEO of O’Connor and TRH, both part of Bassett Healthcare Network, has accepted the position of Vice P... read more

  • Delaware Academy Wins Big at 18th Annual O’Connor Hospital Holiday Parade

    O'Connor Hospital

    December 6, 2016

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    The 18th Annual O’Connor Hospital Holiday Parade and Open House took place on Saturday, Dec. 3th,on Main Street Delhi, with more than 40 units participating. 98 children had their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade.

    This year’s big winner, Delaware Academy Central Schools, took Best School Float in all three prize categories. Third place was awarded to the Gay Straight Alliance group,... read more

  • Community Partners Join to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse

    November 15, 2016

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    Photo Caption (l. to r.): Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD; Rebekah Smith of Otego; Julie Dostal, Executive Director of LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, and NYS Senator James Seward.

    COOPERSTOWN, 11/15/16 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta), officials from LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Bassett Healthcare Network, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals unveiled a collaborative initiative Tuesday, Nove... read more

  • 18th Annual O'Connor Hospital Holiday Parade and Open House

    O'Connor Hospital

    November 14, 2016

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    The 18th Annual Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital Holiday Parade and Open House will take place on Saturday, December 3rd. The parade line up will begin at the State University of New York (SUNY) Delhi at 10:00a.m.  The parade will start promptly at 11:00a.m. The parade route will begin on the corner of Bronco Drive and Main Street and finish behind the Senator Charles Cook county office building at 111 Main S... read more

  • Tri-Town Regional Hospital Receives Donation of Comfort Bags for Cancer Treatment Patients

    Tri-Town Regional Hospital

    November 3, 2016

     Sidney, NY – Tri-Town Regional Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, is grateful to the local community after receiving a donation of 35 comfort bags for cancer treatment patients.

    Lindsey Stone, an emergency department nurse at Tri-Town Regional Hospital, collected and distributed the bags, donated by Thirty-One by Lindsey, and obtained monetary and product donations for items such as snacks, hard candies, lotion, hand sanitizer, water bottles, gum, lip balm

    ... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Verified as a Level II Trauma Center

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 27, 2016

    BMC_Trauma Entrance.jpgBassett Medical Center has been verified as a Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it the only Level II trauma center in the eight-county region served by Bassett Healthcare Network and one of only a handful of trauma centers in central New York. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients, from the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

    <... read more

  • Bassett's Herkimer Health Center to Host Lung Cancer Awareness Event on November 10, 2016

    October 26, 2016

    Shine a Light FB 2.jpgCentral New York’s local lung cancer community is coming together to Shine a Light on Lung Cancer at Bassett’s Herkimer Health Center (321 East Albany Street in Herkimer) on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Herkimer will join an anticipated 200 cities nationwide where Shine a Light events will be taking place in health care facilities this November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

    Shine a Light Herkimer will feature infor... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Hosting Pet Therapy Certification Classes Beginning November 5, 2016

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 25, 2016

    Pet Therapy.jpgLend a hand – or a paw – to those who need it most. Have you ever considered becoming a certified pet therapy team with your dog? Research shows that dogs provide dramatic emotional and physical benefits to patients, including lowering blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, lowering anxiety, helping children overcome speech disorders, and relieving pain. Become certified and give a precious gift. An evaluation clinic will be... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center to Host Free Senior Resource Fair on October 21

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 12, 2016

    Cooperstown, NY – The needs of seniors in Otsego County are significant, but help can be challenging to access easily and timely in a rural environment. Bassett Medical Center will hold a Senior Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Clinic building on River Street in Cooperstown. Admission is free. Attendees will be connected with resources on a variety of topics.

    “We look at common areas of interest among seniors in our community and gather experts who can provide them with strong resources for independent and healthy livi... read more

  • Bassett to Sponsor Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshops in Fonda & St. Johnsville

    October 4, 2016

    Are you or someone you love living with diabetes? Bassett is sponsoring two free six-week workshops designed to help adults on the road to healthy and independent living beginning Oct. 17, through Nov. 21. Discover nutrition options, exercise choices and ways to take charge of your life. Choose workshop sessions in either Fonda or St. Johnsville:

    Fonda: Mondays,beginning Oct. 17, through Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. – noon, County Annex Building, 20 Park Street (room 111).

    St. Johnsville: Mondays,beginning Oct. 17, through Nov. 21, from 1:30 p.... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Announces 2016 Flu Shot Clinics for Patients

    Bassett Medical Center

    October 3, 2016

    Bassett Medical Center announces scheduled flu shot clinics for Bassett patients in Cooperstown:

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 8:30 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Nov. 9 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

    Where: Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, Clinic Building, Second Floor – Primary Care

    Who: Clinics are for established Bassett patients age 18 and older.

    No appointment is necessary. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you. For self-pay, the cost of the vaccina... read more

  • Bassett Announces UpClose Cardiac Surgery Student Essay Winners

    Bassett Medical Center

    September 29, 2016

    UPCLOSE.jpgCooperstown, N.Y. – Three students have been selected as grand prize essay winners as part of the UpClose Cardiac Surgery program at Bassett Medical Center. The UpClose program teaches students about the importance of regular exercise, avoiding tobacco use and eating healthy foods to help prevent heart disease later in life.

    “The rate of premature cardiac death is higher in our region than any other part of New York State,” says Subashini Daniel, MD,... read more

  • TENTH ANNUAL GOLF INVITATIONAL RAISES OVER $48,000

    O'Connor Hospital

    September 28, 2016

        The Tenth Annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational took place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at The College Golf Course at Delhi, the area’s premier 18-hole public golf course. The commitment and generosity of Invitational sponsors, golfers and guests enabled Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital to raise nearly$49,000. New proceeds will benefit the hospital’s expansion of primary care and the hospital annual fund.

        Representing O’Connor Hospital, Dr. Carlton Rule, CEO,  said “we are most grateful to the new and returnin... read more

  • Oneonta Practitioners Selected for New National Leadership Program by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    September 21, 2016

    Tania Villa, R-PA, Justine Woolner-Wise, LCSW, Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD, Christopher Wolf-Gould, MD, Diane Georgeson, MD.jpg

    Five practitioners from A.O. Fox Hospital’s Gender Wellness Center in Oneonta have been awarded $500,000 over three years as participants in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program, a new national leadership program that aims to improve health and reduce disparities in wellness and longevity a... read more

  • O’CONNOR HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES FLU CLINIC AND PHARMACY OPEN HOUSE

    O'Connor Hospital

    September 12, 2016

    Delhi, N.Y. – Bassett Healthcare Network – O’Connor Hospital announces a flu clinic and pharmacy open house on Saturday, September 24th from 8A.M. to Noon. The cost is $30.00 or $38 for high dose vaccine or FREE with valid Medicare, Medicaid Advantage or Medicaid card. Cash and credit cards are accepted methods of payment. There will be a free door prizes, refreshments and medication and vaccine consultation provided in the O’Connor Hospital pharmacy.


    The Centers for Disease C... read more

  • Telehealth Grant for School-Based Health

    September 6, 2016

    KjolhedeChrisHRcolor.JPGCooperstown, NY – Bassett Healthcare Network has been awarded $297,419 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for up to four years to bring telehealth services to the school-based health care setting.

    The grant-funded project will benefit students enrolled in 18 of Bassett’s school-based health centers in rural Delaware, Otsego and Chenango counties. All three counties are federally-designated health pr... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center a Level II Trauma Center

    Bassett Medical Center

    September 2, 2016

    ambulance.jpgBassett Medical Center was recently verified a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it the only Level II trauma center in the eight-county region served by Bassett Healthcare Network and one of only a handful of trauma centers in central New York.

    The trauma team at Bassett Medical Center is comprised of physicians in the specialties of Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthoped... read more

  • Tri-Town Regional Hospital to Hold Second Annual Sidney Health Fair

    Tri-Town Regional Hospital

    September 1, 2016

     

    Sidney, N.Y. – Tri-Town Regional Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, will hold the Second Annual Sidney Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at its location on 43 Pearl Street.

    Celebrate personal health, wellness, disease prevention and safety with nurses, providers and other staff from Tri-Town Regional Hospital. Learn about specialty services available at the hospital, speak with hospital administration about their vision for future success, or visit a pharmacist for medication and vaccine consultation. Local health care org... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Seeking Volunteers

    Bassett Medical Center

    August 22, 2016

    Are you looking to give back to your community? Would you like to gain work experience? If so, Bassett Medical Center’s Volunteer Program is for you. Bassett Medical Center is seeking volunteers ages 14 and older to help support patients in a variety of areas. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of others, apply for a volunteer position today. Please call Barbara Tarka at 607-547-6691 or email barbara.tarka@bassett.org. Visit www.bassett.org/volunteer for more information and to ... read more

  • O’Connor Hospital Hosts Tenth Annual Golf Invitational

    O'Connor Hospital

    August 18, 2016

    Delhi, N.Y. - The tenth annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational tees off on Wednesday, September 21, at The College Golf Course in Delhi. Proceeds generated by the tournament will support O’Connor Hospital’s expansion of Bassett Healthcare Network’s primary care centers and the O’Connor Hospital Annual Fund.

     "O’Connor Hospital is very grateful for the continuous support of our corporate sponsors and golfers in making this event successful every year,” said Amy Beveridge, manager of fund development at O’Connor.  “It is rewarding to witness th... read more

  • Bassett Teams Up with AHA & Rod Carew for Heart of 29

    MyHealthy Decisions

    July 29, 2016

    _DSC0166.jpgNational Baseball Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown found Bassett Healthcare Network’s Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Patrick McNulty, on stage with Hall of Famer Rod Carew discussing heart disease awareness and prevention. Meanwhile, cardiologists Dr. Merle Myerson and Dr. Zachary Huston provided heart health counseling to Hall of Famers and their families as part of cardiac screenings offered by Bassett Healthcare Network Saturday and Sunday. It... read more

  • ACCP’s Highest Honor Bestowed on Bassett Pharmacist

    MyHealthy Decisions

    July 29, 2016

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  • Improving Time to Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

    MyHealthy Decisions

    July 18, 2016

    The timely and effective treatment of heart attack victims has earned Bassett Medical Center the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA’s recognition specifically calls out those institutions that achieve certain metrics meant to promote high standards of care in the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

    Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of b... read more

  • Bassett Resident Karn Wijarnpreecha, MD, Recipient of 2016 AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar Award

    Bassett Medical Center

    July 12, 2016

    AASLD meeting 2015.jpgCooperstown, NY – Karn Wijarnpreecha, MD, internal medicine resident completing his first year at Bassett Medical Center, has been selected as a recipient of the fifth annual Emerging Liver Scholar (ELS) Resident Travel Awards by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

    As part of a highly accomplished group of residents from internal medicine, surgery, pediatric, and pathology programs across the... read more

  • Seventeenth Annual A.O. Fox Golf Classic Raises $28,000

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    July 11, 2016

    2016 Golf Outing Honorees.jpgThe Fox Hospital Foundation hosted its 17th Annual Golf Classic at Oneonta Country Club on June 6 and more than 70 donors and 132 golfers participated. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, golfers and guests, the foundation raised $28,000. Proceeds from the event will support the purchase of 3D digital mammography equipment, allowing Fox to offer the latest technology at the hospital and FoxCare Center.

    The Fox mammography team was desi... read more

  • Bassett's Stroke Team Earns Award for Care

    July 7, 2016

    DeringerPaulLR2014.JPGCooperstown, NY ― Bassett Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its quality care of patients, receiving the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award. 

    “Time is brain. A patient having a stroke loses 1.9 million nerve cells every minute. So prompt treatment is vital to reduce the chance of permanent disability,” said ... read more

  • Fox Appoints New VPMA

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    June 14, 2016

    KnightReginaldHR2009.JPGReginald Knight, MD, has been selected as the new Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) by A.O. Fox Hospital’s president Jeff Joyner, in conjunction with executive leadership and the Fox Board of Directors. Knight will begin his appointment at Fox on July 5, 2016.

    Since 2009, Knight has been an attending orthopedic surgeon for Bassett Medical Center. He also serves as director of Bassett’s spine care institute as well ... read more

  • 19th Bassett Medical Center Invitational Raises $90,000 for Friends of Bassett's Annual Fund

    June 9, 2016

    Bassett 1st place team 2016 Invitational RESIZED.jpgCooperstown, NY - Bassett Medical Center hosted its 19th annual invitational at the Otesaga Resort Hotel’s challenging par-72 Leatherstocking Golf Course on May 31. The generosity of invitational sponsors, golfers and guests enabled the Friends to raise $90,000. New proceeds will support the Friends’ Annual Fund, which strengthens Bassett Healthcare Network’s regional initiatives acros... read more

  • Dr. Shashank Kotakonda Receives E. Donnall Thomas Award for Outstanding Research at Bassett

    Bassett Medical Center

    June 7, 2016

    Shashank Kotakonda, MD, internal medicine resident in his third year of training at Bassett Medical Dr.Kotakonda.jpgCenter, was presented with the 2016 E. Donnall Thomas Outstanding Research Presentation Award. Kotakonda’s research project and poster were among nine recently presented as part of the E. Donnall Thomas Research Day. The award-winning research study project is titled “Topical Pharyngeal Anesthesia during Sedation for EGD.” The study explores differen... read more

  • Bassett and Oneida Healthcare Reach Agreement: Partnership to Target Primary Care and Population Health Management

    MyHealthy Decisions

    June 1, 2016

    ONEIDA, NY & COOPERSTOWN, NY – Oneida Healthcare and Bassett Healthcare Network announce their intention to pursue a partnership agreement aimed at enhancing the delivery of health care services in the Oneida region, with a strong emphasis on population health management and expanded access to primary care.

    Oneida Healthcare President and CEO Gene Morreale says the board of trustees has been considering the benefits of formalizing a partnership with a larger health system for the past three years, and ultimately decided on pursuing a relationship with Bassett ... read more

  • Friends of Bassett Hosts Nineteenth Bassett Medical Center Invitational

    Bassett Medical Center

    May 10, 2016

    Cooperstown, N.Y. - The nineteenth annual Bassett Medical Center Invitational tees off on Tuesday, May 31, at the Otesaga Hotel’s prestigious Leatherstocking Golf Course. Proceeds generated by the tournament will support the work of the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network to strengthen Bassett initiatives across central New York.

    Each May one of the nation’s top courses opens its grounds to golfers competing to raise money for a great cause. Winning teams will receive prizes at a post-event cocktail reception hosted by the Otesaga Resort Hotel. Guests may also... read more

  • Neander Awarded Home Care Association, NYS, Top Honor

    MyHealthy Decisions

    May 6, 2016

    LaurieNeander.JPGThe Home Care Association (HCA) of New York State has named At Home Care, Inc., CEO Laurie Neander the recipient of its highest honor – the Ruth F. Wilson Award. In making the announcement at the organization’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs this week, HCA President Joanne Cunningham called Neander one of the most innovative and talented contributors to improving the vital practice of home care.

    “Laurie is one of the st... read more

  • A.O. Fox Hospital Seventeenth Annual Golf Classic

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    May 5, 2016

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    This year’s event will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Oneonta Country Club, with a rain date of Monday, June 13.  

    All funds raised will benefit A.O. Fox Hospital's 3D digital mammography equipment, allowing Fox to offer the latest technology at the hospital and the FoxCare Center. 3D mammography is clinically proven to improve the ability to detect breast cancer at earlier, more treatable stages and reduce the freque... read more

  • Young Chefs Compete for Junior Iron Chef Title at SUNY Cobleskill

    MyHealthy Decisions

    April 29, 2016

    More than 50 budding chefs from around the region showed off their culinary skills, as well as improved their school cafeteria menus, in a Jr. Iron Chef competition sponsored by the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown and SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday, April 16.

    The competition challenged teams of area middle and high school students to prepare dishes from original recipes using both locally-sourced and commodity ingredients as they raced against the clock. They had 90 minutes to prepare their ... read more

  • A.O. Fox Hospital Transformation: A Conversation with Fox President Jeff Joyner

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    April 22, 2016

    Q. Why is a transformation plan necessary for Fox Hospital?

    A.  Fox Hospital, like many community hospitals, is struggling financially.  In order to assure Fox Hospital’s long-term viability, we need to make changes that will better position Fox for the future. The transformation plan is designed to do that.  Critical to this work is the $21.4 million in essential health care provider support funding that New York State awarded Fox Hospital earlier this year. That funding will allow us to clean up our debt and invest in a growth strategy for Fox – one designe... read more

  • Bassett & Fox Pursue Next Level of Integration: Provides Growth Strategy for Fox Hospital

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    April 19, 2016

    Our Journey So Far

    It has been six years since A.O. Fox Hospital joined Bassett Healthcare Network. In that time, Bassett and Fox have worked together to enhance the delivery of health care in the Oneonta region through the improvement of facilities, integration of services and expansion of specialty programs. Specialty programs previously added or expanded as the result of the affiliation include general surgery and orthopedic, heart and cancer care with Bassett providers traveling to Fox facilities to provide services to patients. ... read more

  • The Fight of Their Life - Help Those with Blood Diseases

    MyHealthy Decisions

    April 5, 2016

    StFB_IMG_1459437280608.jpgephanie Talaia-Murray was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of last year. The 21-year-old geology major at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, was stunned by the news from her doctor at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

    “I had some facial lesions that prompted me to make an appointment to get checked out,” recalls Talaia-Murray.  “It was during my treatment for the skin problem that a blo... read more

  • New Director Appointed for Bassett Research Institute

    MyHealthy Decisions

    April 5, 2016

    Vance M. Brown, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bassett Healthcare Network, today announced the selection of Dr. Anne Gadomski, senior research scientist and pediatrician at Bassett Medical Center, as Director of the Bassett Research Institute to succeed Dr. John May effective May 2, 2016.

    In making the announcement, Brown said, "A national search that began last summer yielded three excellent finalists with Dr. Gadomski emerging as the clear choice to assume the leadership of Bassett's research mission. She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to bear on the positio... read more

  • Fox Hospital Awarded $21.4 Million in State Funding

    MyHealthy Decisions

    March 8, 2016

    A.O. Fox Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, has been awarded $21.4 million in grant funding from New York State under the Essential Health Care Provider Support Program. Fox was one of more than two dozen hospitals and health systems to apply for the funds.  The grant will allow Fox to undertake debt restructuring and pursue a growth strategy that may include Center of Excellence possibilities, such as a joint center, at Fox Hospital. The goal is to strengthen and better position Fox for the future.

    Fox Hos... read more

  • New Chief Operating Officer at Bassett Healthcare Network

    March 2, 2016

    Manzer,Andrew,HR2016.jpgBassett Healthcare Network’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) officially began his work at Bassett Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD, and the Board of Trustees announced the selection of Andrew R. Manzer as Executive Vice President and Network COO in December of last year.

    As Chief Operating Officer, Manzer is responsible for the operating performance of Bassett... read more

  • O'Connor Hospital Announces Winners of 1K Mile Challenge

    O'Connor Hospital

    March 1, 2016

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    To increase awareness about the importance of sustained regular physical activity, O’Connor Hospital (OCH) challenged the community to walk 1,000 miles in 2015. On Feb. 2, Dr. Carlton Rule, chief executive officer for O’Connor Hospital and Tri-Town Regional Hospital (TRH), presented Jeana Roberts, radiology technician at TRH, with a Gold... read more

  • Give Kids a Smile - Statewide Award Announced: Bassett Program Improves Children's Dental Health

    MyHealthy Decisions

    February 26, 2016

    Michele Brown, son Carson.jpgThe New York State Dental Foundation (NYSDF) 2016 Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Award was presented Feb. 23 to the Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery Counties (RHENSOM), a program of Bassett Medical Center’s Research Institute. The award recognizes organizations that expand access to oral care for children. RHENSOM was recognized for its work to help integrate oral health risk assessment, education and fluoride ... read more

  • Bassett Pediatrician’s Influence on Children’s Health in NYS Recognized

    February 15, 2016

    health award.pngVisionary for Children’s Health Award presented to Dr. Chris Kjolhede

    On the day he was in Albany meeting with state lawmakers to advocate for expanded support of school-based health in New York State, Chris Kjolhede, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician and co-director of Bassett’s school-based health program, was also honored with the New York School-Based Health Alliance Visionary for Children’s Health Aw... read more

  • A Conversation With A.O. Fox Hospital’s President, Jeff Joyner

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    February 15, 2016

    Jeff-Joyner-Head-Shot.jpgWhat was it that interested you in Fox?
    There are several factors that attracted me to A.O. Fox Hospital. The first being the great relationship between the community and the hospital. Fox is treasured by so many people. After speaking with staff and board members, I could sense how much passion there was for this institution.

    The fact that Fox Hospital is part of a broader health care delivery system as a... read more

  • Bassett Opens Primary Care Center in Oneida

    February 3, 2016

    oneida.jpgInnovative model expands access to important health services

    In a move that will expand access to primary care, laboratory, X-ray and orthopedic care in the region, Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD, announced the opening of the Bassett Oneida Health Center, located in the Dreamcatcher Plaza on Genesee St. in the city of Oneida.

    The health center’s opening marks the complet... read more

  • Bassett Honored for Supporting Those Who Serve

    January 29, 2016

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    NYS Adjutant General Presents Above and Beyond Award to Bassett

    “Bassett has shown outstanding support for its drilling and deploying reservists for many years,” said Dr. William LeCates, medical director at Bassett Medical Center and a Lt. Col. in the New York Army National Guard. “Employees at every level give selflessly of their time and energy. Thanks to the kindness of my co-workers... read more

  • Partnership to Promote Farm Safety

    January 18, 2016

    Ball, May, Hanehan.pngThe New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) and New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) have announced the establishment of a fund to help New York farmers enhance safety on the farm. 

    “We’re excited to integrate this program into the portfolio of health and safety services we offer to the agricultural community,” said NYCAMH... read more

  • Reducing Hospitalizations & Readmissions

    January 18, 2016

    Chronic care mgmt Maxine Armstrong.jpgAt 86 years old, Maxine Armstrong of Richfield Springs is more active than many people her age and fiercely independent. She walks nearly every day. She drives herself to appointments and she attends as many of the high school’s basketball, baseball and softball games as possible. Armstrong does all of this despite congestive heart failure (CHF), which makes it difficult for her to bre... read more

  • Bassett's New Year's Eve Gala Raises Funds for Nursing Education

    January 15, 2016

    More than 300 guests joined the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network on the “Wild Side” at the 2015 Gala. The annual event raised more than $200,000, including $125,000 that will directly support the Nightingale Fund for Nursing Excellence. The gala live auction and raffles contributed nearly $28,000 of the total proceeds. The Otesaga Hotel hosted the event, while the band Chaser and DJ Sound FX provided entertainment throughout the night. The evening concluded with a magnificent fireworks display over the lake just after midnight.

    As Joshua Truman, executive director, Friends ... read more

  • Little Falls Hospital Awarded Hospital Accreditation from the Joint Commission

    Little Falls Hospital

    January 4, 2016

    GoldSeal_4color.jpgLittle Falls, NY – Little Falls Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

    ... read more

  • Little Falls Hospital Awarded 3-Year Accreditation in Mammography

    Little Falls Hospital

    January 4, 2016

    MammoSeal2271BW.jpgLittle Falls, NY — Little Falls Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and d... read more

  • Little Falls Hospital Receives Federal 4-Star Rating

    Little Falls Hospital

    January 4, 2016

    Recognizing unparalleled quality care and delivery at Little Falls Hospital, the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded four out of five stars to Little Falls Hospital.

    Also known as Hospital Compare Star Ratings or HCAHPS Star Ratings, the first-time CMS ratings were released, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver...to build a health care system that delivers better care, spends health care dollars more wisely, and results in healthier people.

    The ratings measure 11 comp... read more

  • Little Falls Hospital Displays Artwork from Students at Little Falls High School

    Little Falls Hospital

    January 4, 2016

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    Artwork from students at Little School High School is being displayed on the inpatient unit at Little Falls Hospital. The 14 pieces of artwork are from students in drawing and painting class, ranging from 9th to 12th grade. The project’s name was “Nature” in honor of April 22nd Earth Day.

    The displayed artwork gives the students a chance to show off their skills, the drawings and paintings boost inpatient morale, and l... read more

  • Little Falls Hospital Further Enhances its Commitment to Quality Service with new Customer Satisfaction Survey Tool

    Little Falls Hospital

    January 4, 2016

    qualitick-winther.jpgLittle Falls Hospital, a leading provider of healthcare services in New York, today announced that it has implemented Qualitick customer survey system in its Emergency Department. The ability to quickly and accurately capture customer satisfaction data further enhances Little Falls Hospital’s mission, which is to provide the very best medical care and service to every patient.

    “Service excellence is a pri... read more

  • Little Falls Hospital Recognized as NICHE Provider

    Little Falls Hospital

    January 4, 2016

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    L-R: Tina Willis and Kathy Dibble

    Little Falls Hospital has been recognized for their commitment to care for elder adult patients. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of elder adults.
    NICHE is for all patients over the age of 65 to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to... read more

  • Cobleskill Regional Hospital Reaccredited by JCAHO

    Cobleskill Regional Hospital

    January 4, 2016

    Cobleskill Regional Hospital, an affiliate of the Bassett Healthcare Network, has been reaccredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). The reaccreditation period is three years.

    Hospitals have been evaluated by JCAHO for more than 60 years and today, accreditation by JCAHO is considered the gold standard in health care. Nationwide, over 20,000 organizations and programs are accredited and certified by JCAHO. Accreditation is voluntary and requires participating hospitals to undergo a rigorous, comprehensive evaluation of many processes... read more

  • A.O. Fox Hospital 25th Anniversary Gala

    A.O. Fox Hospital

    January 4, 2016

    Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2016 A.O. Fox Gala

    For more information, please call 607-431-5472 or email foxgala@aofmh.org

    ... read more

  • Join Us as We Salute Dr. William F. Streck

    December 15, 2015

    On Friday, June 13, the public is invited to join the Bassett Healthcare Network in saluting Dr. William F. Streck. Over the past three decades, he has been a doctor, a leader and a friend to the community Bassett serves and the broader health care community across New York State.

    Three receptions will be held on June 13 to offer staff and the public the opportunity to celebrate with Dr. Streck and thank him for his dedicated service and leadership. The receptions will take place on the Bassett Medical Center terrace in Cooperstown from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p... read more

  • Bassett Medical Center Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from American College of Surgeons

    December 9, 2015

    Bassett Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. This program requires participating hospitals to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. The ACS NSQIP measures surgical results 30 days following an operation, and its goal is to reduce illnesses or deaths related to surgical procedures.

    Bassett is one of 52 participating hospitals that achieved the national distinction for meritorious outcomes for surgical... read more

  • Dr. Philip Heavner, Susan van der Sommen Awarded Streck Fellowship

    December 1, 2015

    pairThe William F. Streck, MD, Fellowship in Health Policy and Management, created to acknowledge Bassett’s former president’s 30-year contributions to health care and health policy and to prepare Bassett Healthcare Network professionals for future challenges in health care, has been awarded to Philip Heavner, MD, FAAP, chief of pediatrics, and Susan van der Sommen, executive director of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.

    The Str... read more

  • Bassett's Holiday Schedule for Convenient Care

    December 1, 2015

    Please note that Bassett Healthcare Network will observe Christmas and New Year’s holiday schedules at the following convenient care locations:

    Closed on Friday, December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day):

    Convenient Care at Oneonta Specialty Services
    Convenient Care at Herkimer Health Center
    FoxNow at FoxCare Center in Oneonta

    Closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year’s Day):

    Convenient Care at Oneonta Specialty Services
    Convenient Care at Herkimer Health Center
    FoxNow at FoxCare Center in Oneonta

    Please note that Convenient Care... read more

  • 2015 Funding Awarded to Cobleskill and Morris for Community Health Improvement

    November 11, 2015

    Cooperstown, NY – Over $17,500 dollars in mini grants have been awarded to 13 projects aimed at improving the health of students and community members in Morris and Cobleskill. The grants were awarded by the Bassett Research Institute’s 5210 program and are meant to help develop, implement or enhance projects that will lead to and sustain healthy behaviors.

    In Cobleskill, $11,084 was awarded to nine of 13 projects that include such initiatives as raised-bed gardens for Catholic Charities’ food pantry, walking/running shoes for participants of the expanded food and nutrition pr... read more

  • Bassett's Environmental Services Technicians Can Now Earn National Certification

    November 8, 2015

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    Bassett Healthcare Network is one of only 40 health care organizations nationwide that has adopted Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician Training (T-CHEST), a program that sets performance and knowledge criteria for environmental services technicians (formerly called housekeepers).

    “As environmental services technicians gain more credentials after completing annual assessments, achieving certifications and reaching work milestones, they can become supervisors,” says Noel Clinton, director of Guest Services at Bassett Medical Center. “... read more

  • Bassett Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America® List

    November 8, 2015

    Cooperstown, NY —

    Three Bassett Healthcare Network physicians have been included in the Best Doctors in America® 2015 database. Drs. Donald A. Raddatz, Steven D. Resnick and William J. Richtsmeier have been selected for recognition in their respective medical specialties. Approximately 53,000 physicians are named in the U.S. as being the top in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions. The selection process for recognition is determined primarily from data acquired from physician peer-review surveys. Additional research is conducted on... read more

  • New President Appointed for Fox Hospital

    November 8, 2015

    jeffA several months long national search for a new president to lead A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, New York, has ended with the selection of a health care executive from Paterson, New Jersey, who has over two decades of leadership experience across all sectors of the patient care delivery continuum.

    Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Dr. Vance Brown and A.O. Fox Hospital Board of Directors chair Sarah Patterson announced today that Jeff Joyner, previ... read more

  • Friends of Bassett Invites You to Join Us On the Wild Side at 2015 New Year's Eve Gala

    November 8, 2015

    Tickets are selling quickly for the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network’s 2015 New Year’s Eve Gala. The event, now in its twenty-second year, is held annually at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. Proceeds from this year’s gala will benefit the Nightingale Fund for Nursing Excellence. The fund promotes education, research and excellence in nursing practice.

    The gala takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31. The evening features cocktails and hors d’œuvres, a live auction with Dr. Donald Raddatz as auctioneer, a dinner buffet, open bars, dancing, a midnigh... read more

  • Richfield Springs Opens School-Based Health Center

    October 25, 2015

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    State lawmakers, parents, school officials, health care providers, students and others joined Richfield Springs Central School and Bassett Healthcare Network Thursday, Oct. 15, to celebrate the opening of a school-based health center (SBHC) that is serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Richfield Springs school; it is Bassett’s 20th such center in upstate New York.

    Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Bro... read more

  • Promoting Wellness in Our Community

    October 25, 2015

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    Three years ago, Bassett Healthcare Network launched an annual 5K road race in Cooperstown to encourage employees and the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle by training for and participating in the Cupola 5K.

    “This isn’t a run that’s about a fast or even best time for most participants,” note event organizers Melanie Craig, Stacy Nelson and Lynn Johnson. “We have encouraged Bassett staff to join us by putting the event on their cal... read more

  • Honoring the Gift of Life

    October 25, 2015

    flagOn Friday, October 2nd, Bassett Medical Center joined with the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) in raising the Donate Life Flag to help honor a local organ donor whose gifts of life helped save two other New Yorkers. The flag was raised outside of the Bassett Health Clinic across from the hospital.

    For several years, the hospital has partnered with CDT to honor patients and their families that choose to give the gift of life through organ or tissue ... read more

  • Bassett Opens 20th School Based Health Center

    October 25, 2015

    On September 23, 2015, the New York State Department of Health gave Bassett Healthcare Network the green light to open the much anticipated school-based health center (SBHC) at Richfield Springs Central School. The SBHC, which is for Pre-K – 12 students and is located in one of the original kindergarten classrooms, is Bassett’s 20th such center in upstate New York.

    A formal ribbon cutting is planned for Thursday, October 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. with formal remarks planned for 5 p.m. Staff will be on hand to offer tours of the brand new facility and assistance in filling out applica... read more

  • The Ninth Annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational Raises $46,000

    O'Connor Hospital

    October 15, 2015

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    Low Net Winners: James Krebser, Jennifer Ruchar, James MacIntyre, and Courtney Decker.

    The Ninth Annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational took place on Wednesday, September 23 , 2015, at The College Golf Course at Delhi, the area’s premier 18-hole public golf course. The commitment and generosity of Invitational sponsors, golfers and guests enabled Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital to rais... read more

  • Healthy Communities By Design: Workshop and Forum

    O'Connor Hospital

    October 15, 2015

    The general public, local officials, planning board members and elected officials of villages, and towns are invited to meet Mark Fenton, a national public health, planning and transportation consultant and a former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS. Mark will provide presentations on healthy community design and how it can be achieved to provide safe routes to schools, development of trails and walking/biking routes in communities. Mr. Fenton will discuss the economic, environmental and public health benefits of designing healthier neighborhoods and how people can get sta... read more

  • Healthy Communities By Design: Workshop and Forum

    Tri-Town Regional Hospital

    October 6, 2015

    The general public, local officials, planning board members and elected officials of villages, and towns are invited to meet Mark Fenton, a national public health, planning and transportation consultant and a former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS. Mark will provide presentations on healthy community design and how it can be achieved to provide safe routes to schools, development of trails and walking/biking routes in communities. Mr. Fenton will discuss the economic, environmental and public health benefits of designing healthier neighborhoods and how people can get sta... read more

  • Bassett's 5-2-1-0 Program Coming to Cobleskill & Morris

    September 1, 2015

    Two years ago, the Bassett Research Institute at Bassett Medical Center launched the 5-2-1-0 program to help improve the health of children in central New York. The healthy lifestyles program, which is showing success in Edmeston and Delhi, is now being expanded to Morris and Cobleskill.

    “We’re pleased to partner with Bassett Healthcare Network and the school-based health center staff in bringing the 5-2-1-0 program to our Cobleskill-Richmondville community,” said Carl Mummenthey, superintendent of schools, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District. “We look forward t... read more

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair at Bassett, Sept. 18

    September 1, 2015

    Mark your calendars for Sept. 18 and plan to attend Bassett Medical Center’s annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, which offers staff and the public an opportunity to learn more about preparing for times of crisis. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bassett Clinic Building on River Street, Cooperstown, will be capped this year by a special presentation on New York State’s Citizens Preparedness Corps from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Bassett Medical Center’s Clark Auditorium. The presentation will be given by the American Red Cross and provide a comprehensive overview on how... read more

  • Bassett to Open Primary Care Center in Oneida

    August 9, 2015

    Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD, announced today that Bassett will open a second primary care health center in Madison County early next year. The Bassett Oneida Health Center will be located in the Dream Catcher Plaza on NYS Rt. 5 in the City of Oneida and will be open to the public, as well as employees of Oneida Nation Enterprises and their families. The new facility will offer a full range of family health care services including lab work, X-ray/imaging and radiology services. Bassett will also provide onsite laboratory and radiology services for Indian H... read more

  • Teaming Up on Sun Safety

    August 2, 2015

    hatsThe Glimmerglass Festival and Bassett Cancer Institute have teamed up with Bluemack Creative to combat the risk of developing skin cancer by providing Glimmerglass staff with wide-brimmed hats that will keep them cool while protecting them from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. 

    The Glimmerglass Festival enjoys a beautiful location for its summer festival complete with acres of green space and the site-specific opera house. However, summer brin... read more

  • Saving Smiles, Improving Lives

    June 29, 2015

    RWBIn the rural eight-county region served by Bassett Healthcare Network, accessing dental care can be an enormous challenge for many families. That’s why Bassett added preventive oral health care, which is critical to good health later in life, to its school-based health program 15 years ago and later expanded those services to include restorative care in some schools. Last year, more than 2,000 students received preventive dental services and over 400 received treat... read more

  • A Celebration of Life

    June 28, 2015

    joanJoan Duff, a four-year cancer survivor from Utica, NY, said it was wonderful that she had the chance to celebrate her survivorship with some of the staff of the Bassett Cancer Institute who helped her navigate the emotional and physical challenges a cancer diagnosis entails.

    Over 200 cancer survivors and their families and caregivers gathered at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown June 7 for a celebration of life that occurred at events around the count... read more

  • Expanding Access to Primary Care

    June 21, 2015

    Bassett Healthcare Network opened the doors Monday, June 15 on a spacious, bright and modern new health center in the Town of Madison. The Hamilton-Madison Health Center on Rt. 12B next to the Price Chopper plaza replaces Bassett’s previous health center on Broad Street in the village of Hamilton and significantly increases access to primary care in the region. Dental care offered at the Broad Street location also moved to the new facility.

    Bassett’s Hamilton-Madison Health Center is one of over two dozen community-based health centers that are part of the network’s services ... read more

  • Primary, Specialty & Dental Care in One Location

    June 15, 2015

    cuttingPatients and community residents, who watched with much anticipation over the past year as Bassett’s new Hamilton-Madison Health Center was constructed, were invited to a ribbon cutting and open house Wednesday, Sept. 30, to get a tour of the facility and speak with providers and staff. The health center is located next to the Price Chopper plaza on NYS Rt. 12B just north of the village of Hamilton and brings together under one roof Bassett’s primary, spe... read more

  • Eighteenth Annual KeyBank Bassett Medical Center Invitational Raises $130,000

    June 7, 2015

    golfHosted by the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network, the eighteenth annual KeyBank Bassett Medical Center Invitational took place on Tuesday, May 26, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel’s challenging par-72 Leatherstocking Golf Course. The commitment and generosity of the event sponsors, golfers and guests enabled the Friends to raise nearly $130,000. New proceeds will support Bassett Healthcare Network’s regional initiatives across its eight-county service area.

    ... read more

  • Gahan Receives 2015 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence

    June 1, 2015

    gahanBassett nurse practitioner Sheila Gahan, FNP-C, DSN, has received the 2015 AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from New York. The prestigious NP State Award for Excellence is given to an individual nurse practitioner in each state who has demonstrated excellence in their area of clinic practice. Gahan currently works in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and cares for pulmonary patients and sleep pati... read more

  • Scholarship Awarded to McKenna Hage and Patrick Dewey

    May 1, 2015

    scholarshipCooperstown High School Seniors McKenna Hage and Patrick Dewey were recently awarded $500 scholarships by the Charles H. Bassett Youth Foundation, in partnership with The Community Foundation for South Central New York.

    Hage received the Mary Augusta and Wilson T. Bassett Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in academics, balanced development and a willingness to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Dewey received the Elizabeth and... read more

  • Sorensen Named Director of NYCAMH

    May 1, 2015

    sorensenJulie Sorensen, Ph.D., MA, BA, has been named director of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, a program of Bassett Healthcare Network. Sorensen is also director of the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety, which works out of the same offices as NYCAMH in Cooperstown.

    Sorensen takes over the day-to-day responsibilities from Dr. John May who co-founded NYCAMH with Dr. David Pratt in the early 1980s. Since its found... read more

  • Fox Hospital Nursing Awards

    May 1, 2015

    foxOn Wednesday, May 15, A.O. Fox Hospital held its annual Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes nursing excellence and demonstrates gratitude to nurses for their efforts to improve the lives of the hospital’s patients, their families and the community.

    Nursing Excellence Awards were presented to Meaghan Hurley, RN, and Michelle Terry, LPN. Ned Thurber, patient care supervisor, spoke about Hurley’s “craft” and her ability to stay ca... read more

  • Turn It Off

    April 19, 2015

    There is a lot more to life than computer games and text messaging. In support of National Screen Free Week, May 4-10, Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego, and Montgomery (RHENSOM) is spreading the message to schools, libraries and other organizations across the region.

    “We want families to unplug from digital entertainment and spend free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with friends and family,” said Tom Hohensee, RHENSOM Director. “Parents can find great ideas for activities on National Screen Free Week’s official web s... read more

  • Hellenthal Appointed Chief of Surgery

    April 12, 2015

    hellenthalBassett Medical Center announces the appointment of Dr. Nicholas Hellenthal as Chief ofthe Department of Surgery. Hellenthal has been serving as acting chief since April of 2013 when the position was vacated by Dr. Steven Heneghan who took on the role of chief clinical officer at Bassett.

    In announcing the formal appointment of Hellenthal as chief of surgery, Bassett’s President and CEO Dr. Vance Brown said, “In the two years since assuming ... read more

  • School Nurse Symposium to be Held in Cobleskill on April 16

    April 6, 2015

    The Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery (RHENSOM) counties invites area school nurses to a School Nurse Symposium. The event is set for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., April 16, at the Champlin Lounge at SUNY Cobleskill. Nurses will receive a complimentary buffet and will be provided with information on self-care and adolescent health topics.

    Kate Grant, D.O., from Bassett Healthcare Network, will speak about sports-related injuries and present “Concussion Management.” Norine Hodges, executive director of the Schoharie Council on Alcoholism & Substance Ab... read more

  • Greene Health Center Joins Bassett

    March 24, 2015

    knickBassett Healthcare Network has expanded its primary care services in the southern region to include the rural Chenango County village of Greene, NY. Dr. Marjorie Ketzak has transferred her family medicine practice in Greene to the Bassett system, which also allowed for the expansion and modernization of the clinic. Construction is complete and the newly renovated facility will become a Bassett practice April 13. An open house with tours for the public is planned ... read more

  • Fox Hospital Adds State-of-the-Art Heart Equipment

    March 22, 2015

    equipmentA.O. Fox Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program recently installed new state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring technology that will allow nursing staff to increase their efficiency and spend more time tailoring the program to each patient’s individual needs. Highlights of the system include electronic patient care plans and the ability to monitor eight patients at one time.

    Cardiac rehabilitation nurse Mary Hansen, R.N., says, “Implementing t... read more

  • Remillard to Retire

    March 15, 2015

    A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital CEO John Remillard has informed the Fox Hospital Board of Directors of his decision to retire effective December 31, 2015. Remillard has been CEO for 26 years; he came to Oneonta in 1988 and formally took over as CEO of Fox Hospital January 1, 1989.
    In announcing his decision, Remillard said, “It was a very difficult decision to make and one I have thought long and hard about. However, as I look back over my more than two decades at Fox, I feel good about all that we have accomplished. It has been a privilege to work with the staff and providers at A.O. Fox... read more

  • Greene Health Center Open House

    March 11, 2015

    green“I can’t tell you how happy I am that Bassett has welcomed this practice to the larger Bassett Healthcare Network,” said Dr. Marjorie Ketzak at a recent ribbon cutting and open house formally marking the establishment of the Greene Health Center as a part of Bassett’s network of primary care clinics. “It is so satisfying and rewarding to be able to provide primary care in the community where I was born and raised.”

    Lindsey Knicklebine, a famil... read more

  • Bassett Research Institute to Contribute Rural Data for Columbia University Study on Older Drivers

    March 1, 2015

    carroadBassett Research Institute is a key participant in a nationwide study that will observe the driving patterns of older drivers to determine factors that impact driving safety. The study, called LongROAD (Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers), funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and led by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, will gather data from collaborating institutions across the country to assess the factors that affect s... read more

  • Visitor Restrictions in Place

    February 10, 2015

    In response to the Enterovirus D68 outbreak, as well as flu season, Bassett Medical Center is implementing visitor restrictions in the Birthing Center and Pediatric Unit effective Monday, October 13. For the time being, individuals under the age of 18, as well as anyone showing signs of a respiratory illness, will not be allowed to visit the Birthing Center or Pediatric Unit in an effort to help curb the spread of enterovirus.

    “Newborns and young children are among our most vulnerable patients and at greater risk for complications from respiratory illness,” notes Chief of Pediat... read more

  • Bassett Corporate CFO Named

    February 8, 2015

    tengAfter an extensive national search that began last fall, Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Dr. Vance Brown announces the appointment of Michael Tengeres as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective April 6. Mr. Tengeres takes over the Corporate CFO responsibilities held by Nicholas Nicoletta who retired December 31, 2014.

    As Corporate CFO, Tengeres will be the financial, insurance, capital, debt and overall business str... read more

  • Raising Awareness of Women's Heart Health at Bassett

    February 1, 2015

    goredOn Friday, Feb. 6, Bassett Medical Center celebrated the 11th anniversary of its Go Red for Women program, an annual staff event designed to encourage employees to take care of their own health.

    Marjorie Miller, R.T., respiratory therapist at Bassett Medical Center, offered motivational words about her own experience with heart disease. “I had a finger-poking sensation in the middle of my chest,” she said. “No pain, no nausea. Still, I felt somethin... read more

  • Junior Iron Chef Competition

    January 11, 2015

    The Bassett Research Institute’s Junior Iron Chef Competition was enormously popular among area middle and high school students in its first year and is back in 2015. This innovative program brings together teams from various schools to compete for bragging rights at a competition in which they are challenged to develop and prepare healthy, tasty dishes that could be prepared in a school cafeteria. This year’s competition is open to school teams in Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties.

    The 2015 event will be held Saturday, April 11 at th... read more

  • Bassett New Year's Eve Gala Raises Funds for Women's Imaging Center

    January 4, 2015

    lynnOn New Year’s Eve, the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network hosted their annual fundraising gala at The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. The event, “A Pink Tie Affair,” benefitted the Bassett Medical Center radiology department women’s imaging center. The Friends have been fundraising for the center since 2013, and the campaign goal is $1.5 million. The gala helped raise more than $140,000 for the campaign, bringing the total raised to more than one mi... read more

  • Bassett Hosts Blood Drive In January

    January 2, 2015

    What:

    American Red Cross blood drive at Bassett Medical Center

    When:

    Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Where:

    Bassett Hall Auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Details:

    The American Red Cross is partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts to provide a $5 gift certificate to all presenting donors. Appointments may be made at RedCrossBlood.org, by calling 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767) or contacting the Clinical Lab office at (607) 547-3701. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are w... read more

  • Bassett Hosts a Junior Iron Chef Competition

    January 1, 2015

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    The Bassett Research Institute’s 5-2-1-0 initiative, Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery Counties (RHENSOM) and Healthy Schools NY—all of which support improving community health--are planning a Junior Iron Chef competition for school teams in Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie and Montgomery counties.

    The competition will be held at the Delaware Academy Central School (Middle/High School) on Saturday, March 22. The competition is organized in two divisions, middle school and high school. Middle school teams compete in the morn... read more

  • Tickets Almost Sold Out for "A Pink Tie Affair," the Bassett New Year's Eve Gala

    December 1, 2014

    Tickets are nearly gone for the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network’s 2014 New Year’s Eve Gala, “A Pink Tie Affair.” The event, now in its twenty-first year, is held annually at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. This year proceeds from the gala will benefit the Women’s Imaging Center Campaign for Bassett Medical Center. The $1.5 million campaign, launched last year, will help to fund the purchase of new breast-cancer screening and diagnosis equipment and assist with the renovation of the existing facility in Cooperstown.

    The gala takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 12:3... read more

  • Bassett Sponsors Free Six-Week Living Healthy Workshop (Dec. 29 through Feb. 2)

    December 1, 2014

    What:

    Put Life Back in Your Life! Free six-week Living Healthy workshop for adults (18 and older) dealing with a chronic condition or limiting health condition and/or their caregivers.

    When & Where:

    Mondays, beginning Dec. 29, through Feb. 2, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego (formerly Otsego Manor), 128 Phoenix Mills Crossroad, Cooperstown, N.Y. 

    Classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon.

    Who:

    Workshop is provided by the Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery counties (RHENS... read more

  • Obesity and Lumbar Pain

    December 1, 2014

    brianDr. Brian White, an Osteopathic physician and physiatrist at the Bassett Spine Care Institute in Cooperstown, recently served as Course Director for a session titled “Obesity and Musculoskeletal Pain” at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) in San Diego.

    “Unfortunately, obesity is a worsening problem, both nationally as well as locally. Obesity is bad for the body in terms of potential for d... read more

  • Bassett Accountable Care Partners, LLC

    November 12, 2014

    Bassett Accountable Care Partners, LLC, has been selected as one of 89 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing approximately 1.6 million additional Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today. That brings the total to 405 Shared Savings Program ACOs serving over 7.2 million beneficiaries.

    Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs in order to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to ... read more

  • Local Medicaid Redesign

    November 12, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center and over 90 collaborating organizations across Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Otsego and Schoharie counties learned that $71.8 million dollars has been allocated to help them reform the region’s Medicaid delivery system over the next five years.

    Bassett is the lead agency for the five-county Performing Provider System (PPS) formed under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP). The New York State Department of Health announced the DSRIP PPS awards Thursday, May 21. Actual receipt of the full amount of the Medicaid redesign funds will be dep... read more

  • Bassett to Locate Operational Support Center in Utica

    November 1, 2014

    oldmtBassett Healthcare Network will be locating an operational support center in the M&T Bank Annex Building at 231 Genesee St. in downtown Utica. This will be Bassett’s first presence in Utica and its second location in Oneida County. The network also has a primary care center in Clinton.

    Over the past year, Bassett has worked to identify a location for an operational support center that has suitable space to meet the expanding business needs of its ne... read more

  • Bassett and Excellus Partner

    November 1, 2014

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Bassett Healthcare Network today announced an Accountable Cost and Quality Arrangement (ACQA) intended to enhance care and provide higher value to patients. Excellus and Bassett are also expanding access to quality, affordable health insurance options on the New York Health Exchange by adding a Bassett Select Silver product and expanding the Bassett Gold Select product to Oneida County. As of January 1, 2015, both products will be available through the Exchange to individuals living in Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida and Otsego counties.

    Seniors in Delaw... read more

  • The Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery Counties to Celebrate National Rural Health Day

    November 1, 2014

    The Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery Counties (RHENSOM) will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 20.

    National Rural Health Day showcases rural America by raising awareness of rural health-related issues and promoting the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those issues. Events recognizing National Rural Health Day and “Celebrating the Power of Rural” are being planned th... read more

  • Bassett Appoints Korytko Chief of Radiation Oncology

    November 1, 2014

    korDr. Timothy Korytko has been appointed Chief of Radiation Oncology at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Korytko is a board certified radiation oncologist who graduated from the Case Western School of Medicine and completed Radiation Oncology training at The Ohio State University. He came to Bassett in June of this year from Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where he developed a stereotactic radiotherapy program. He was also chair of the cance... read more

  • Bassett Breaks Ground for New Health Center

    October 16, 2014

    groundBassett to Build a New Health Center

    (l. to r.) Ken Brinck, administrative director
    of regional operations; Dr. Steven Heneghan, Chief Clinical Officer; Dr. Vance
    Brown, President and CEO; Dr. Ellen Larson, medical director of the health center,
    and Dr. David Haswell, medical director for health center operations in Bassett’s
    western region, take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bassett
    Healthcare Network –... read more

  • Bassett Announces 2014 Flu Clinic in Cooperstown for Patients

    October 15, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center announces the 2014 scheduled flu clinics in Cooperstown.

    Cooperstown: Clinic Building lobby

    When:

    Saturday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Who:

    Clinics are for established Bassett patients ages 18 and older.
    No appointment is necessary. If you have Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid or other health insurance, please bring your insurance card with you. If you have HMO insurance, you will be charged the lower amount, ei... read more

  • Bassett Establishes Call In Line for Patients Possibly Exposed to Ebola

    October 1, 2014

    Bassett Healthcare Network has established a call in line for patients concerned that they may have been exposed to Ebola – that number is (607) 547-5555 or toll free (877) 547-1745. The number is a resource for patients who have traveled internationally or had close contact with someone who recently traveled internationally and was ill. Patients who fit this criteria and are feeling ill or who have questions about possible symptoms are asked to call the Ebola call in line at Bassett to be connected with a clinician trained to help them.

    “The point of establishing this call in l... read more

  • Bassett Goes Pink

    October 1, 2014

    heartBassett Medical Center held its third annual Go Pink! event October 23 to raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage staff to take advantage of preventive screenings. The event included an opportunity for employees to schedule a screening mammogram and bone density test; 55 employees received their regular screening mammogram and five had a bone density screening. To cap off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bassett employees gathered on the hospital terrace for... read more

  • Protect Against Influenza

    October 1, 2014

    Protecting Against Influenza
    Bassett requires staff to be vaccinated & urges public to do the same

    Each year, 30,000 people die from influenza infection and its complications. The flu vaccine remains the best option to reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus. For this reason, Bassett Medical Center urges individuals to be vaccinated against the flu, and in accordance with New York State regulations requires staff to be vaccinated, or, wear a surgical mask to protect against contracting or spreading influenza.

    “As an institution providing medical care for... read more

  • Bassett Hosts Blood Drive Nov. 6

    October 1, 2014

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    What:

    American Red Cross blood drive at Bassett Medical Center

    When:

    Thursday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Where:

    Bassett Hall auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Details:

    To register for a donation time, call 607-547-3701. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

    ... read more

  • Ebola Preparedness in the Bassett Healthcare Network

    October 1, 2014

    The Ebola Preparedness Team for the Bassett Healthcare Network has been meeting daily to coordinate the network’s response, mobilize resources, and develop plans and review protocols to manage suspected cases in the event a patient presents at a network facility with possible symptoms of Ebola. The team is led by Dr. Charles Hyman, Chief of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist; Bertine McKenna, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer; Ruth Blackman, infection prevention specialist and senior director of Quality Resources, and Brinton Muller, the network’s manager of Emergency Preparedne... read more

  • Second Annual Bassett Cupola 5K

    October 1, 2014

    Come on out for the second annual Bassett Cupola 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown! If you are an experienced runner or if you are interested in participating in your first race, register now for the Cupola 5K.

    “We encourage the community to come out and participate in the Bassett Cupola 5K event to promote wellness,” says Stacy Nelson, FNP-C, chair of Bassett Medical Center’s Wellness Committee. “From experienced runners to first-time runners, it’s an excellent way to challenge yourself and achieve personal fitness goals... read more

  • Free Senior Resource Fair

    October 1, 2014

    With over 11,000 people 60 years of age and older living in Otsego County, the needs of seniors are significant and yet help can sometimes be difficult to access easily in this largely rural county. For that reason, Bassett Medical Center is again holding a Senior Resource Fair Wednesday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Clinic building on River Street in Cooperstown. There is no admission fee. The intent is simply to connect seniors with the resources they may need.

    “We look at the common areas of interest among our seniors and pull together the folks who can... read more

  • Bassett Announces 2014 Flu Clinics in Oneonta for Patients

    September 1, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center announces scheduled flu clinics at two locations in Oneonta.

    When:

    Saturday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bassett Family Medicine-Oneonta, 739 State Hwy. 28. Patients, adult and pediatric, require appointments; please call 607-431-1015.

    Saturday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Oneonta Health Center, 125 Main Street. Patients, adult and pediatric, require appointments; please call 607-433-1790.

    Who:

    Clinics are for established Bassett patients. Adult and pediatric patients must have appointments. Please call numbers... read more

  • Bassett Responds to HOF Ice Bucket Challenge

    September 1, 2014

    Cooperstown, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown recently challenged Bassett Medical Center to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We immediately accepted and you will find Bassett’s response posted at facebook.com/Bassett.Network.

    President & CEO Dr. Vance Brown, along with Chief of Radiology Dr. James Peters, Vice President of Patient Services Scott Bonderoff, and Employee Health Manager Stacy Nelson took on the Challenge and responded with a bit of a twist.

    Rather than call out another organization to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, Bass... read more

  • New CEO Appointed O' Connor and Tri-Town Regional Hospitals

    September 1, 2014

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    The O’ Connor Hospital and Tri-Town Regional Hospital Boards of Trustees have appointed Carlton Rule, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of both institutions effective September 29, 2014. Dr. Rule will succeed Dan Ayres, who announced in July that he is returning to his native State of West Virginia to become CEO of Summersville Regional Medical Center.

    In addition to his role as CEO of O’ Connor Hospital in Delhi and TRH in Sidney, Dr. Rule ... read more

  • Bassett Healthcare Network & First Choice Cleaners Seek Donations for Coats for Kids

    September 1, 2014

    Bassett Healthcare Network and First Choice Cleaners are collecting gently used winter coats from Sept. 9 through Oct. 25 for the Coats for Kids program. First Choice Cleaners are donating dry cleaning services for the garments.

    Coats for Kids is a program that many organizations nationwide participate in to ensure that families who have no coats for their kids get one at no cost. Winter coats, snowsuits and snowpants for children and infants are needed.

    Donations from the community will be accepted at the following locations:

    Bassett Clinic,  River St., Cooperstown... read more

  • Bassett Sponsors Free Six-Week Living Healthy Workshop

    August 1, 2014

    What:

    Six-week Living Healthy workshop for adults (18 and older) and caregivers dealing with chronic conditions.

    When & Where:

    Starts Monday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and will run weekly at the Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut Street, Oneonta.

    Who:

    Workshop is provided by the Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery counties (RHENSOM) and sponsored by the Bassett Center for Rural Community Health.

    Why:

    Participants will discover nutrition options and exercise choices, learn communicati... read more

  • Bassett to Host Emergency Preparedness Fair

    August 1, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center is set to host its annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, which brings together both staff and the public each year in an effort to inform on how to prepare for times of crisis. With the theme “Are you really prepared? Planning for children and pets,” Bassett hopes to provide the community with resources and information on emergency preparedness at home.

    On September 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bassett Clinic on River Street, a variety of organizations will come together to focus on how to respond in times of emergencies to help each other and themselves... read more

  • Patients Will Benefit from Newest CT Technology

    August 1, 2014

    scannerFaster scan times and more detailed, sharper images are among the benefits of a new computed tomography (CT) scanning system recently installed at Bassett Medical Center. The advanced 128-slice CT scanner offers a more effective way to detect and treat a range of life threatening illnesses including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and lung disease.

    Chief of Radiology Dr. James Peters says, “This technology will translate into less procedure time for ... read more

  • New Chief Financial Officer Appointed for Bassett Medical Center

    August 1, 2014

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    Sue Andrews has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bassett Medical Center effective September 1, 2014. Andrews, who has been with Bassett’s Division of Finance for 34 years and vice president since 2008, will succeed Nicholas Nicoletta, who announced last month that he is retiring December 31, 2014 as CFO of Bassett Medical Center and Corporate CFO of Bassett Healthcare Network.

    In making the announcement, Bassett’s President and Chi... read more

  • Bassett Hosts Blood Drive Aug. 27

    August 1, 2014

    What:

    American Red Cross blood drive at Bassett Medical Center

    When:

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Where:

    Bassett Hall auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Details:

    All presenting donors will receive a coupon for $2.50 off the purchase of a 48 oz. container of Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream. To register for a donation time, call 607-547-3701. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

    ... read more

  • Bassett Sponsors Effort to Reshape Medicaid in Mohawk Valley Region

    August 1, 2014

    A $760,000 planning grant has been awarded to Bassett Healthcare Network and over 60 collaborating partners, who together make up the Mohawk Valley Performing Provider System (PPS). The specific goal of the PPS is to improve health care delivery and quality locally, and reduce avoidable hospital visits, readmissions and similar costs tied to Medicaid.
    The grant Bassett and its collaborating partners received was awarded under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and is part of $8 billion in federal savings generated by Medicaid Redesign Team reforms. Medicaid i... read more

  • Pathfinder Village a Healthy Lifestyle Champion

    August 1, 2014

    awardEdmeston, NY – Pathfinder Village recently received a Healthy Lifestyle Champion Award from the Bassett Research Institute’s 5210 program. The award acknowledges all the successful and sustainable projects Pathfinder has undertaken to promote healthy behaviors in its organization and in Edmeston. Pictured left to right in the photo are Dan Osborn, senior director of Corporate Compliance and Ancillary Services at Pathfinder Village; Paul Landers, CEO of Pathfi... read more

  • Protecting Glimmerglass Festival Staff from Sun Exposure

    August 1, 2014

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    The Glimmerglass Festival enjoys a beautiful location for its summer festival complete with acres of green space and, of course, the site-specific opera house. However, the long summer days and more intense sunshine can put many of us at a higher risk for heat-related illnesses, sunburn and skin cancer.

    Once again this season, Glimmerglass has teamed up with the Bassett Cancer Institute and Bluemack Creative Marketing/Promotion... read more

  • Bassett Names Dr. Hornyak Chief of Neurosurgery

    July 1, 2014

    Mark J. Hornyak, M.D., a board certified neurosurgeon, has joined Bassett Healthcare Network as chief of neurosurgery at Bassett Medical Center. Dr. Hornyak most recently worked in the Detroit area where he was chief of neurosurgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital, an assistant professor at Wayne State University and cared for patients at the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital.

    He earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola College and his medical degree at University of Maryland School of Medicine, both in Baltimore, Md. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at New Yor... read more

  • A Conversation With Dr. Vance Brown, President & CEO, Bassett Healthcare Network

    July 1, 2014

    brownDr. Vance Brown, President & CEO, Bassett Healthcare Network

    What was it that interested you in Bassett?

    Bassett is one of a small number of organizations that I have kept my eye on for quite some time. I have been well aware of Bassett’s physician employment model for many years and read about it again a few years ago in The New York Times. I believe that providing clinicians with a salary is an important consideration in helping them ma... read more

  • Cancer Survivors Day

    June 1, 2014

    Every year in June, the Bassett Cancer Institute invites patients and their families to celebrate their survivorship milestones by enjoying an afternoon of great food, friendship and entertainment. This year’s celebration at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown June 1 brought together 240 individuals, their families and caregivers.

    Chief of Oncology Dr. James Leonardo says, “Advances in cancer treatment mean that people are living longer and enjoying better quality lives after cancer. This event is an opportunity for us, as health care providers and caregivers, to honor and c... read more

  • Ayres Taking Position in West Virginia

    June 1, 2014

    Dan Ayres, Chief Executive Officer of O’ Connor Hospital in Delhi and Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney, affiliates of the Bassett Healthcare Network, has announced that he has accepted a position in his native State of West Virginia as President and CEO of Summersville Regional Medical Center. Ayres’ last day will be September 28, 2014.

    Ayres has been CEO at O’ Connor Hospital since 2004 and Tri-Town Regional Hospital (TRH) since 2009.

    “Dan has done a phenomenal job of leading both O’ Connor and Tri-Town Regional Hospitals, and we regret seeing him leave,” sa... read more

  • Cobleskill Primary Care Opens in New Location

    June 1, 2014

    After nearly three decades of providing primary care to hundreds of families at the health center on Legion Drive, Bassett Healthcare Network – Cobleskill Primary Care has relocated to a spacious new medical office building adjacent to the Cobleskill Regional Hospital campus.

    An open house and ribbon cutting marked the occasion Tuesday evening, June 24. Nearly 300 people from Cobleskill and the surrounding community turned out for the event.

    Bassett President and CEO Dr. William F. Streck told the crowd, "The sense of community that is obviously present here is very gratif... read more

  • Bassett Hosts Blood Drive June 26

    June 1, 2014

    What:

    American Red Cross blood drive at Bassett Medical Center

    When:

    Thursday, June 26, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Where:

    Bassett Hall auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Details:

    All presenting donors, during the month of June, can enter to win a $200 Visa gift card courtesy of the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane. To register for a donation time, call 607-547-3701. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

    ... read more

  • Nurse Residency Program Honored as a Best Practice

    June 1, 2014

    The Nurse Residency Program of Bassett Healthcare Network was recently honored as a Best Practice by the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL). NYONEL recognized the program for its success in helping to improve nurse retention rates, competency, clinical decision-making and patient outcomes.

    Bassett’s yearlong nurse residency program, a collaborative effort with Hartwick College’s nursing department, started in July of 2011 and is a 12-month course of study for newly hired graduate registered nurses (RNs). In the three years since the program was initia... read more

  • Sophistication of Bassett's EMR Recognized

    June 1, 2014

    The advancement of information technology capabilities is crucial to success in the new health care environment, especially in the areas of patient safety and quality and service. The Bassett Healthcare Network appears very well positioned, having recently met the criteria for Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). Achieving Stage 6 represents an advanced level of information technology sophistication that is of clear benefit to patients as well as staff. The Stage 6 designation is awarded by HIMSS Analytics, a global organization focusing on improving health outcomes through informat... read more

  • First Columbia Bassett Class Graduates

    May 1, 2014

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    The Class of 2014 graduating in May from Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons includes eight of the 10 original Columbia-Bassett students, the first to complete an innovative program begun in 2010 to combine traditional medical education in New York City with hospital-based outpatient and inpatient clinical education at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

    Among the eight (one of the original members of the group is taking an extra... read more

  • Newborn Channel at Bassett

    April 1, 2014

    The Newborn Channel is now available at the Birthing Center at Bassett Medical Center. The Newborn Channel delivers essential newborn and parenting information to help prepare new moms and their partners when they need it most. New parents and their families can enjoy easy access to highly trusted, professionally endorsed content on topics such as infant and mom care, siblings and family living, work-life balance and more.

    The Newborn Channel provides engaging and accessible programming on many topics, including:

    Diapering, bathing and other infant care
    Mom health and r... read more

  • Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

    April 1, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center has been named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum, the leading organization of health care professionals working to improve the quality of care for patients taking antithrombotic medications.

    Anticoagulation, or blood thinning, therapy is necessary to prevent serious adverse events related to thrombotic (clotting) disorders, but must be tightly monitored to ensure safe and effective outcomes. Achieving Center of Excellence status required rigorous evaluation of Bassett’s inpatient and outpatient anticoagulation care programs... read more

  • Stroke Center Receives Stroke Gold Plus Award

    April 1, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center has again been awarded the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. To meet the standard for a gold performance, Bassett consistently met specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients over a two-year evaluation period. These measures included aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

    Chief of Neurology Dr. Paul Deringer notes, “Many people ... read more

  • Bassett Hosts Blood Drive April 23

    April 1, 2014

    What:

    American Red Cross blood drive at Bassett Medical Center

    When:

    Wednesday, April 23, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Where:

    Bassett Hall auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    Details:

    To register for a donation time, call 607-547-3701. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

    ... read more

  • Cancer Care at Bassett

    March 12, 2014

    The Bassett Cancer Institute at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.

    “Earning certifications such as this recognition from ASCO and QOPI underscores our commitment to utilizing evidence-based practices and benchmarking ourselves in or... read more

  • Bassett to Discontinue Inpatient Psychiatric Services

    March 1, 2014

    Bassett Medical Center has notified the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) that due to severe provider shortages, it plans to discontinue its inpatient psychiatric services. Approval of the formal closure plan is expected from the state in one to two weeks. In the interim, the services will be maintained.

    Bassett’s emergency department will still care for patients with mental health issues. However, plans are underway to transition crisis center services from the hospital site to a mobile crisis program.

    Bassett will continue to serve the broader patient populati... read more

  • Bassett Announces New President

    March 1, 2014

    After an extensive national search that began nearly a year ago, Dr. Thomas Q. Morris, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bassett Medical Center, announces the appointment of Vance M. Brown, M.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bassett Healthcare Network and Bassett Medical Center, effective July 1, 2014.

    “Since the time that Dr. William F. Streck announced he would be retiring, Bassett’s Board of Trustees has been preparing for the transition in leadership of the Bassett system,” notes Dr. Morris. “Finding a successor to Dr. Streck, whose vision and leader... read more

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Bassett Heart Care Institute

    March 1, 2014

    Cooperstown, N.Y. –

    Subashini Daniel, M.D., has joined the Bassett Heart Care Institute as a cardiothoracic surgeon and will provide care at Bassett Medical Center. Prior to joining Bassett Healthcare Network, she was a clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University, practicing primarily at their outreach site in Monterey County, Calif. 

    “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Daniel come to Bassett as our newest cardiothoracic surgeon,” said John Kelley, M.D., division chief of cardiac surgery and co-director of the Bassett Heart Care Insti... read more

  • Primary and Specialty Care Expand in Herkimer

    March 1, 2014

    In order to meet a growing demand for primary and specialty health care in the Mohawk Valley region, Bassett Healthcare Network has renovated and expanded its health center on Albany Street in Herkimer. A celebratory open house was held Tuesday, March 18.

    The newly renovated and expanded facility is designed around the patient’s needs featuring a comfortable atmosphere and personal approach to advanced medical care. The primary care suite incorporates patient centered medical home concepts of care where a health care team collaborates on each patient’s care—a team consists of ... read more

  • Cardiac MRI Available at Bassett

    January 1, 2014

    The most advanced technology in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the wide-bore 3 Tesla MRI and now, Bassett Medical Center is using this technology to perform cardiac MRI, a non-invasive, safe way to diagnose and manage a variety of heart conditions.

    Using a large magnet and radiofrequency waves, cardiac MRI creates detailed pictures of the beating heart and major blood vessels so that doctors can assess the heart’s structure and function.

    Bassett cardiovascular MRI director Dr. Daniel Katz explains, “Because the images are so detailed and clear, cardiac MRI is now co... read more

  • Truman Appointed Executive Director of the Friends of Bassett

    January 1, 2014

    Joshua Truman has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network, effective January 1, 2014. Truman joined Bassett in September 2009 as director of development overseeing personal solicitation of leadership and planned gifts, and event sponsorships. Prior to that time, he worked as a major gift officer at Hartwick College, his alma mater.

    As executive director of the Friends, Truman will have network-wide responsibility for all philanthropic programs. He will also guide the Friends’ activities in the critical areas of major gifts, planned ... read more

  • MyHealthy Decisions | Total Ankle Replacement

    Jim Lambert loves to take long walks with his wife, but when pain from an old ankle injury made walking difficult, he started to look at surgical options. Jim's wife showed him an article in MyHealthy Decisions Magazine about the total ankle replacement surgeries that Bassett was doing, and he reread more

    MyHealthy Decisions | Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement

    James Flannery, of Oneonta, NY, was experiencing knee pain that was holding him back from work and doing the things he loves. After consultation with Dr. Michael Diaz, James opted for robotic-assisted partial knee replacement surgery using A.O. Fox Hospital's state-of-the-art NAVIO system. Watch read more

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