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Bassett News

Schoharie County Bassett Healthcare Network Staff Help Combat Local Hunger

Bassett Healthcare Network employees in Schoharie County conducted a food drive in early February, gathering an estimated 680 lb. of donations. That amount of food could provide approximately 452 meals.

February 22, 2021
View ArticleFeatured: Portable ultraviolet (UV) light lamp
Bassett News

O'Connor Hospital Acquires Ultraviolet Light Technology to Intensify Sterilization Protocols

O'Connor Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, has acquired state-of-the-art ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection technology to supplement its methods for sanitizing clinical areas. The portable lamp, which uses UV light to kill bacteria, is proving to be effective against a host of viruses, mold, and other pathogens, including COVID-19.

February 22, 2021
View Article​Kelly Rudd, PharmD.
Bassett News

Building a Better System: Kelly Rudd Promotes Excellence and Stewardship

How can you stop the effect of an anticoagulant during an emergency? Bassett's director of network pharmacy services, Kelly Rudd, Pharm D, wants to help her colleagues answer that question for those dire situations.

February 22, 2021
View Articlelocal senior high school student and Eagle Scout Lincoln Waffle
Bassett News

Local Eagle Scout Partners with A.O. Fox Hospital to Build New Fitness Trail at FoxCare Center

The trail was created by local senior high school student Lincoln Waffle as part of his Eagle Scout Project, with support and contributions from Boy Scout Troup 3 and twelve area businesses.

February 18, 2021
View ArticleBassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY
Bassett News

Bassett Healthcare Network Resuming Partial Visitation for Inpatients beginning February 15

Bassett Healthcare Network is resuming partial visitation for inpatients at its hospital locations beginning Feb. 15 – including A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, and O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.

February 16, 2021
View ArticleCharles Hyman, MD
COVID-19 Resources

Dr. Charles Hyman: Preparing to Receive Your Vaccination

The fact that we now have two incredibly effective COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA (with more on the way) is amazing and heartening to me. Those responsible for that speedy development with such fantastic efficacy deserve high praise, and our thanks. Let's talk about what comes next.

February 16, 2021
View ArticleFormer NYS Senator James Seward
Bassett News

Former NYS Senator James Seward Joins Bassett Healthcare Network as Strategic Affairs Liaison

“I wanted to continue actively serving our communities and improving our quality of life after leaving the Senate,” explains Seward. “What better way than by collaborating with Bassett? I will be advising on strategic initiatives to advance the network, improve the patient experience, and strengthen Bassett’s ties in the community.”

February 15, 2021
View ArticleStephanie Ocegueara, MD
Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

Bassett’s Weight-Loss Surgery Program Receives Blue Distinction Center Designation from Excellus BCBS

Bassett Medical Center’s surgical weight-loss program was recently designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

February 15, 2021
View ArticleTanya Jennison on duty in the Birthing Center
Cancer Care

Raising Awareness: One Nurse's Journey with Bile Duct Cancer

As a Birthing Center nurse at Bassett Medical Center, Tanya Jennison was accustomed to being in the caregiver role. However, in December of 2019, she received a call from her primary care doctor with a devastating diagnosis. She had cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer.

February 12, 2021
View ArticleJan Calhoun, MSN, RN, EMT
Bassett News

Trauma Program Manager Honored for Her Leadership and Hard Work

Jan Calhoun, MSN, RN, EMT, was honored in January as the Trauma Program Manager of Distinction for 2020 by the New York State Division of the American Trauma Society (NYS ATS).

February 9, 2021
View ArticleO'Connor Hospital
Bassett News

O'Connor Hospital Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

O'Connor Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission's approval for continued Medicare Accreditation by demonstrating consistent compliance with its performance standards. Approval is a testament to an organization's commitment to quality and providing safe and effective patient care.

February 4, 2021
View ArticleModerna vaccine vial
COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 & Vaccination Update: January 27, 2021

Bassett Healthcare Network held a news conference Wednesday, January 27, to discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts in the region served by Bassett and to explain the current guidance coming from the New York State Department of Health.

January 27, 2021