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View ArticleBassett's First Group of Family Nurse Practitioner Residents
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Bassett Welcomes First Group of Family Nurse Practitioner Residents

Last fall, a federal grant of $2.7 million was awarded to Bassett Medical Center to support the startup of a post-graduate family nurse practitioner (FNP) residency program and this month, Bassett welcomed its first group of post-graduate FNP residents: Jeffrey Cooke, Kimberly Szucha Wennberg, Jessica Salerno, and Tenzin Sangmo.

July 9, 2020
View ArticleSafely Gathering
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What to Consider When Choosing to Gather

No public gathering is risk-free during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you're considering attending a group gathering, make sure that you’re getting all of the information required to make an informed decision.

July 6, 2020
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Health & Wellness

Simplify your Life for Better Physical & Mental Health | MyHealthy Decisions

It can be difficult to avoid suffering from stress, even from things we can’t control. Now is a good time to take charge of the things you can control that are weighing you down — both physically and emotionally.

June 26, 2020
View ArticleCaroline Gomez-DiCesare, MD
Bassett News

Bassett Medical Center to Establish Clinician Peer Support Network in Central New York

Bassett Medical Center has been awarded a state grant toward the establishment of a multi-institutional clinician peer support network in Central New York (MIPS-CNY). The MIPS-CNY pilot program aims to better understand and help address the cumulative effects of stress and fatigue on clinicians.

June 24, 2020
View ArticlePatient or Visitor with Mask
Bassett News

Hospital Visitation Restrictions Partially Lifting across Bassett Healthcare Network This Week

Effective June 24, 2020, Bassett Healthcare Network will partially lift visitation restrictions at hospital locations across the region.

June 23, 2020
View ArticleTaking Care of your Mental Health
Health & Wellness

Can My Mental Health Affect My Body? | MyHealthy Decisions

Tending to your emotional health can improve your quality of life. It also may help your body fight infections, recover from an illness, and prevent chronic disease.

June 22, 2020
View ArticleHappy Family Outside
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Good for your Body & Soul | MyHealthy Decisions

Feeling cooped up after weeks of isolation and social distancing? You probably need a change of scenery, and one with lots of it: the great outdoors.

June 19, 2020
View ArticleVirtual Visits

A Virtual Visit for Better Health | MyHealthy Decisions

Telemedicine (sometimes referred to as telehealth) uses computers, phones, and mobile devices to deliver care remotely. Devices can even send real-time data to your practitioner about your heart, blood pressure, or blood glucose.

June 16, 2020
View ArticleMichael Famolaro and critical care doctor Alan Garber
Bassett News

They Are the Reason He is Alive

Michael Famolaro of Norwich spent 40 days in the hospital; 30 of those days he doesn’t remember. His struggle to beat COVID-19 was the fight of his life.

June 15, 2020
View ArticleInfant Heatstroke
Bassett News

Safe Kids Otsego County Warns Families About the Dangers of Heatstroke

Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. That is why Safe Kids Otsego is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars.

June 15, 2020
View ArticleWhat is Contact Tracing?
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What is Contact Tracing?

Contact tracing is the process of identification for those who may have come into contact with a confirmed infected person during an outbreak. This helps prevent further spread of infection. It's been used successfully to control other illnesses, such as tuberculosis and SARS.

June 1, 2020
View ArticleKathy and Bill Kwasniewski
Bassett News

Thank You for Saving My Husband’s Life

Kathy Kwasniewski’s handwritten letter to the practitioners, nurses, and other patient care staff at Bassett Medical Center began with, “My very dear friends and heroes … I want to thank you for saving my husband’s life.” Kathy wrote those words, May 4, 2020, a week after her husband Bill was discharged following 28 days in the hospital because of COVID-19. 

May 27, 2020