Bassett Medical Center, the foundation for the Bassett Healthcare Network, is a 180-bed, acute care inpatient teaching facility in Cooperstown, New York. Bassett offers 24-hour emergency and trauma care, comprehensive cancer and heart care, dialysis and most medical and surgical specialties. The Bassett Clinic is located on the same campus as the medical center and provides outpatient primary and specialty care. The medical center also provides postgraduate residency training programs in medicine and surgery and maintains a strong academic program through its affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). In 2009, Bassett became a medical school campus of Columbia P&S. The Bassett Research Institute, located on the medical center campus, conducts programs in clinical science, and population and public health studies.




2018 Bassett Medical Center Year in Review

Here is a snapshot of 2018 and the programs and initiatives of Bassett Medical Center aimed improving the health and lives of the patients we serve. From opioid addiction treatment in the primary care setting and efforts to collect unused prescriptions and reduce unnecessary prescribing, to chronic disease self-management classes and telemedicine to expand access to care, Bassett’s practitioners, clinicians and staff are committed to the health and well-being of our patients. Read the Year in Review.

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment is also available by emailing

2016-2018 Community Service Plan (CSP) is also available upon request by emailing

2015 Community Services Plan Summary Table

2013-2014 Community Services Plan Summary Table

2013 Comprehensive Three-Year Community Service Plan

Community Health Needs Assessment, 2013


Bassett Medical Center is a NICHE hospital, committed to excellence in elder care

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November 12, 2019
For the second year in a row, the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Bassett Medical Center for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in…
September 26, 2019
Joseph Luz, MD, a Bassett Healthcare Network senior attending physician in Family Medicine, was recently honored with the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
September 9, 2019
Bassett Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards.
August 26, 2019
On Wednesday, July 24, Nicole Wood, a licensed practical nurse in the cancer treatment center at FoxCare in Oneonta, received the DAISY Award for Nursing Excellence.
July 29, 2019
A $2.7 million dollar start-up grant has been awarded to Bassett Medical Center for the development of a nurse practitioner primary care residency program in the Bassett network.