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Children's Health/Pediatrics

Dr. William Fredette: A Guide to COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids

Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in older children, parents have the tough job of separating the facts from the noise as they try to make the best decisions for their kids. Learn more from Dr. William Fredette, Medical Director of Oneonta Fox Pediatrics:

June 9, 2021
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Bassett News

Bassett Healthcare Network Upgrades Employee Safety with Strongline Security System

Bassett Healthcare Network will deploy new safety technology across its facilities. In doing so, Bassett will be the first health system in the nation to implement a Bluetooth-based duress alerting system to every employee to get them help faster, when they need it, wherever they’re working.

June 8, 2021
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Maternity Care

Bassett Birthing Center a Leader in Safe Vaginal Births After Cesarean Section (VBAC)

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) estimates that 60 to 80 percent of people who attempt a vaginal birth after a Cesarean section will have a successful experience. Bassett, which reports an 87 percent success rate, is significantly above the national average.

June 7, 2021
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Bassett News

Bassett Healthcare Network and Optum Launch Strategic Relationship to Advance Quality Care and Improve Experiences for Patients in Central New York

Bassett Healthcare Network and Optum have announced a strategic collaboration to further enhance Bassett's clinical and operational performance, and advance delivery of high-quality, convenient, and affordable health care for patients across Central New York.

May 25, 2021
View ArticleAnna Meyerhoff
Bassett News

Anna Meyerhoff of NYCAMH Receives Safety and Health Award

The Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America (ASHCA) honored Anna Meyerhoff this spring with their annual Safety & Health Researcher Award. Meyerhoff is a senior bilingual agricultural safety & education coordinator at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH).

May 20, 2021
View ArticleJoseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
Bassett News

Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, physician executive for Bassett Medical Group, was elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York on May 1.

May 17, 2021
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Bassett News

A Living Donor's Experience Of Kidney Donation

"Symptoms can be very misleading," says Reggie Barnes of Cooperstown, NY.  "My brother Tom would mention a feeling of general malaise for about a year before everything fell apart. We didn't know what it was." No one realized something was seriously wrong until Tom was hospitalized with complete kidney failure.

May 12, 2021
View ArticleWolfgang Merk, Liver Transplant Recipient Standing in Front of Art Display
Bassett News

A Recipient's Experience Of Organ Donation

"How many times can you say 'thank you?' I've been thinking about this for years. I wonder — is 'thank you' enough?" Nine years ago, Wolfgang Merk received a liver transplant. Without it, he almost certainly would have died. Learn more about his story and how one anonymous organ donor saved his life:

May 6, 2021
View ArticleCaregiver and loved one
Bassett News

Bassett Research Institute Launches ‘The Caregiver Project’ in Cooperation with UC San Francisco to Support People Taking Care of Loved Ones with Memory Loss

The Caregiver Project, which offers free workshops and materials, aims to help caregivers set goals, solve problems, reduce stress, and maintain their own health and priorities in life. Participants also receive coaching and encouragement from other caregivers and a trained peer leader.

May 4, 2021
View ArticleWoman getting her J&J vaccine
COVID-19 Resources

The Safe Return of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: What You Should Know

During J&J’s pause, medical and scientific teams at the CDC and FDA examined all available data to assess the risks, and a thorough review showed that the J&J shot has far more known benefits than risks, with chances of a severe reaction being less than one in a million. Learn more about the safe return of the J&J vaccine:

May 3, 2021
View Article​Dr. Chris Kjolhede
Bassett News

Dr. Chris Kjolhede Shares A Father's Experience With Organ Donation

April is Donate Life month — a time when people are encouraged to register as organ donors and a time when we recognize those who have given and received this most precious gift. Dr. Kjolhede's experience helps him educate and guide others as they explore the organ donation process.

April 30, 2021
View ArticlePictured: Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs and her piece "Sakshi/Pure Awareness"
Bassett News

Local Artist Donates Painting to Bassett Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit

Franklin, New York-based artist Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs has gifted Bassett Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit with a work she created last fall in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Her desire to bring peace and comfort to those affected by COVID-19 recently became more poignant than she could have ever imagined.

April 29, 2021