O’Connor Hospital has a proud tradition of serving the residents of Delhi and the surrounding area. This tradition dates back to 1921 when Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cannon, Sr. gave to the village the deed to their property on Franklin Street to be used as Delhi Hospital. The hospital operated at the Franklin Street site until 1958 at which time the new Delhi Hospital facility opened at the current site on Andes Road, with the dedication taking place on October 26, 1958.
In 1969 the name of the hospital was changed to the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Hospital in recognition of the support of Judge A Lindsay O’Connor and his wife Olive. O’Connor Hospital continued to serve the needs of area residents as an independent hospital until 1988 when the hospital joined the Bassett Healthcare Network becoming a division of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. This arrangement continued until January 1, 1998 when O’Connor Division of Bassett Healthcare became, once again, O’Connor Hospital.
While no longer a division of Bassett Healthcare, O’Connor Hospital maintains a strong affiliation with Bassett Healthcare Network through a portfolio of contractual arrangements. These contracts provide a wide array of clinical and administrative expertise, which greatly expand access to care for the local community and provide advanced automation and administrative expertise not usually available at a small rural hospital.
In 2000, O’Connor Hospital was one of the first in New York State to receive Federal designation as a Critical Access Hospital. This designation, reserved for the smallest rural hospitals has contributed to the financial success enjoyed by O’Connor over the past several years. O’Connor Hospital completed a major expansion and renovation in 2005, elevating the quality of the facility to equal the excellence of the care provided within. Today, O’Connor is a model for small rural facilities, offering a wide range of clinical services and access to more sophisticated medical and surgical specialties through the Bassett Healthcare system.