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Cooperstown, NY – Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that Anush Patel, MD, FAACO, has received the prestigious Laureate Award from the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP). The award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP.

“Being a proud member of the ACP since 2006, I am keenly aware of the fine work being done by the 12,000 internal medicine physicians that comprise the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians,” said Dr. Patel. “It means a lot to be recognized with this incredible distinction, as I know my fellow members and colleagues are working equally hard to advance the specialty of Internal Medicine and improve patient care in New York State. I am incredibly honored and humbled.”

"Congratulations to Dr. Patel on this well-deserved honor. You are a fine example of what it means to work tirelessly on behalf of the patients you serve and make certain that every effort is regularly taken to improve patient care in our region and beyond,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network.

Dr. Patel is Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Bassett Medical Center. He is also Director of Bassett’s Anticoagulation Clinic and Director of Bassett’s Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening Program. Dr. Patel also serves as Co-Chair for both Bassett’s Retention and Engagement Committee and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He is the past President of Bassett’s Medical Staff.

“The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the specialty of Internal Medicine in New York State through education, advocacy, and quality improvement,” states the organization’s website. “The American College of Physicians is the largest national medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 154,000 includes internal medicine physicians, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows.”

More information about the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians can be found here.

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 upstate 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, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Bassett Healthcare Network is an equal opportunity provider and employer.