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View ArticleDr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network
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Bassett Healthcare Network Leadership Restructuring a Catalyst for Change

Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Tommy Ibrahim, MD, MHA, says the restructuring of network leadership is central to achieving true system integration and overall organizational success.

September 22, 2020
View ArticleFlu Shot
Bassett News

Flu Shots are More Important than Ever this Year

Flu season is coming soon. Since it seems likely that COVID-19 will still be spreading this fall and winter, the two diseases may occur at the same time — which is exactly why it is vital for you and your family to get your flu shots this year.

September 14, 2020
View ArticlePAD Graphic
Bassett News

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

September is PAD awareness month! Learn more about what peripheral artery disease is, including possible signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

September 9, 2020
View ArticleMallory Delaney, MHS, PA-C, NYS Senate 2020 Woman of Distinction
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Bassett Physician Assistant NYS Senate 2020 Woman of Distinction

State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced Bassett physician assistant Mallory Delaney of Oneonta as the 2020 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction” from the 51st senate district.

September 8, 2020
View ArticleDr. Joseph Sellers, regional medical director and primary care practitioner at Bassett Health Center Cobleskill
Bassett News

869 Bassett Patients Treated for Opioid Use Disorder

In the region served by Bassett Healthcare Network, there has been a worrisome increase in substance-use disorders and overdose cases in recent months. It is a trend that mirrors what has been occurring around the state and the country.

August 31, 2020
View ArticleNarcan (naloxone) - rapid reversal of opioid overdose
Bassett News

They Saved my Life

Chance Smigiel credits several people with saving his life at 11:30pm on November 2, 2018. Dave DeSando, pharmacist at Cobleskill Regional Hospital, is at the top of the list. Without the dose of Narcan that DeSando gave to Smigiel one day before his overdose, Smigiel would not be alive to tell his story.

August 31, 2020
View ArticleDr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network
Bassett News

Bassett Healthcare Network Announces New Network Leadership Appointments

Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network, has announced his first appointments to a new network leadership team, a group of individuals who will work in various capacities to propel the network toward full integration, optimize core solutions, and position Bassett as a national player in health care delivery.

August 31, 2020
View ArticleHopeful Woman
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Bassett’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program Gave One Woman New Hope

“There are a lot of misconceptions about recovery and various definitions of what it means to be clean and sober. That is why I want to share my story,” said one woman who wants to remain anonymous. To protect her identity, we’ll call her Alice.  

August 28, 2020
View ArticleChild Getting a Vaccination
Children's Health/Pediatrics

Are Your Kids Up-To-Date on Their Vaccines During COVID-19?

As the new school year begins, health experts have an important note for parents: COVID-19 prevention shouldn't mean skipping your child's vaccinations.

August 27, 2020
View ArticleHerd Immunity
COVID-19 Resources

How Herd Immunity Protects Us All

When you get vaccinated, you're not just protecting yourself from a disease. You're also protecting your loved ones, friends, and others. That's because of something called herd immunity, or community immunity.

August 26, 2020
View ArticleDoctor working on vaccine
COVID-19 Resources

How Vaccines are Developed

Vaccines help protect us from many diseases, making our lives much happier and healthier. Have you ever wondered what it takes to create and get approval for a vital new vaccine, such as one for COVID-19?

August 24, 2020
View ArticleBMC Stroke Gold Plus Badge
Bassett News

Bassett Medical Center Recognized for Care of Stroke Patients and Good Outcomes

Bassett Medical Center has again been recognized for great outcomes for stroke patients; the organization recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and two Elite Honor Roll awards. The awards recognize the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines that adhere to the latest scientific evidence.

August 11, 2020