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Oneonta, NY – A.O. Fox Hospital leadership has reached an agreement with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) related to a collective bargaining agreement for registered nurses (RNs) at A.O. Fox Hospital. Negotiations have successfully concluded after just a few months.

“We would like to thank the representatives at NYSNA for their good faith collaboration,” says Joan MacDonald, DNP, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services at A.O. Fox Hospital.

Joan MacDonald, DNP, MSN, RN

“We were able to reach an agreement after less than four months of negotiating – more quickly than is typical for this process – that will best meet the needs of our nurses while we continue to prioritize providing the highest quality care possible to our patients and communities. I am very proud of the expertise, support, and dedication our leadership team demonstrated,” explains Joan MacDonald, DNP, MSN, RN

“We deeply appreciate the extraordinary work our nurses do each day to care for our patients and communities,” says Angela Belmont, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive at Bassett Healthcare Network.

Angela Belmont, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive

“We are committed to continuing our efforts to recruit and retain nurses and other clinical staff to our local area. For nurses and other clinical professionals working to grow their careers at Bassett Healthcare Network, we are always developing new educational opportunities, supportive ways to earn certifications and clinical experiences, and pathways to grow into leadership positions. I am grateful to our nurses across the network for sharing their ideas and advocating passionately for our patients and communities with us. The people who work here are special,” says  Angela Belmont, DNP, RN, NEA-BC.

Sign-on bonuses up to $35,000 for RNs, up to $20,000 for many other clinical positions, and $10,000 for other types of positions have been extended and remain in place at Bassett Healthcare Network. Referral bonuses are also being offered to employees who help refer candidates to all positions.

About Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in central New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit www.bassett.org. Follow Bassett on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and LinkedIn. Bassett Healthcare Network is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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