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Bassett Hospital

Bassett Splits Duties Of CEO, President

Bassett Splits Duties

Of CEO, President

Dr. Brown Will Run Network;

New Hospital President Sought

Vance Brown is focusing his efforts on overseeing the Bassett Healthcare Network.

COOPERSTOWN – The Bassett Healthcare Network today announced it is breaking off the responsibilities of Bassett Hospital president from those of network CEO after the network board adopted an “active parent” model of management on Jan. 1.

Dr. Vance M. Brown, who has held both positions, said will remain as network CEO, and that Dr. William LeCates, medical director and VP of medical affairs, will become deputy president of the hospital while a transition team recruits a president.

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Faso, LeCates Discuss Doing More For Veterans At Bassett

Faso, LeCates Discuss Doing

More For Veterans At Bassett

Congressman John Faso, R-19, center left, and Dr. William LeCates, Bassett Hospital medical director, center right, discuss ways the Cooperstown hospital might better serve veterans when they met this morning at a veterans’ resource fair organized by the congressman’s office at Foothills in Oneonta.  With them are the county board’s chair, Kathy Clark, R-Otego, and vice chair Ed Frazier, R-Unadilla. Shortterm, LeCates, a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard who has served in the Middle East, agreed to be a point of contact at Bassett for county Veterans Director Jack Henson. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Bassett Proposes Parking Garage

Bassett Proposes

Parking Garage

COOPERSTOWN – Bassett Hospital proposed adding 350 parking spaces, including an underground parking garage, during a meeting with neighbors, Mayor Jeff Katz and Village Trustees in the Clark Auditorium last night.

“This came about after years and years of conversation, thought and public comment,” said Katz. “If this goes through, that will be more parking than Doubleday and the business district combined.”

Proposed as a three-part plan, the project would begin with 145 spaces in a surface parking lot on Riverside Drive, cul-de-sac off of Susquehanna Avenue.  Bassett owns three houses on the property, which would be demolished.

An additional 200 spaces in an underground lot would be built into the hillside, making the structure will be concealed and unobtrusive. “Having it underground will really lessen the aesthetic impact to the village,” said Katz.

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‘Eclipse Baby’ Born At Bassett

‘Eclipse Baby’ Born At Bassett

Katherine Monroe, Salisbury Center, holds Lincoln David Monroe, one of four babies born at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown during yesterday’s eclipse. Born at 1:56 p.m., Lincoln was born closest to when the moon crossed the sun’s path in Otsego County. (Nicolas Murphy/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Tour County Farms

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FAMILY FARM DAY – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit local farms in Otsego and Schoharie counties and bring home a cooler of farm fresh goods. Call (518) 234-4303, ext. 119 or visit FamilyFarmDay.org

CLOSING CONCERT – 8 p.m. End the season with an exploration of feminine sovereignty through dance, song, and text by Laura Carelss, dancer, choreographer, and actress, in the World Premier of “She Wolves.” Tickets, $15 adults, $12 youth, seniors, and veterans. The Church, at the decommissioned Baptist Church, 2381 St. Hwy. 205, Mount Vision. www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

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Rod Carew Shows The Heart of Baseball
INDUCTION WEEKEND 2017

Rod Carew Shares

The Heart of Baseball

Hall of Famer Rod Carew, former first baseman for the Minnesota Twins and Anaheim Angels, shows of the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) he had in his body during last year’s Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, having suffered a heart attack in 2015. This year, however, he is back with a new heart, courtesy of former Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland. who died of a brain aneurysm on Nov. 28, 2016. Carew, alongside Dr. Merle Myerson, director of Bassett Hospital’s Preventive Cardiology Program, were at the Clark Sports Center this morning to speak about Heart of 29, his educational program about heart health. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Bassett Stroke, Cardiac Teams Receive ‘Get With’ Recognition

Bassett Stroke, Cardiac Teams

Receive ‘Get With’ Recognition

Bassett Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Award. Receiving the award are members of the stroke team, from left, Cindy Belling, Jennifer Mondore, Judi Brendle, Sarah Stevens (AHA), Joanne Vass, Chief of Neurology Dr. Paul Deringer, Gabrielle Rocha de Assis, Jamie Evanoff (AHA), Jenny Brandt, Sharon Wilcox and Jeanne Payne.
The American Heart Association has presented Bassestt Hospital with the Get With The Guide-lines®/Resuscitation Silver Award. Receiving the award are, from left, Jennifer Mondore, Carol For-man, Cindy Belling, Gabrielle Rocha de Assis (back row l. to r.) Kyle Marchese, Colleen Duh, Ken Stanford, Melissa Spencer, Sarah Stevens (AHA), Judi Brendle, Joanne Vass, Jamie Evanoff (AHA), Jeanne Payne, Sharon Wilcox, Jenny Brandt, Anthony Farmer.
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For Second Year In Row, Bassett Receives Statewide Quality Award

For Second Year In Row, Bassett

Receives Statewide Quality Award

BOLTON LANDING – For a second year in a row, Bassett Hospital received a Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety from HANYS, the Healthcare Association of New York State, meeting at The Sagamore resort here.

“This year, Bassett was recognized for its highly successful work to improve outcomes of patients living with diabetes and hypertension,” President/CEO Vance Brown and COO Ronette Wiley said in a statement.

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Bassett Promotes Dr. LeCates To Vice President For Quality

Bassett Promotes Dr. LeCates

To Vice President For Quality

Dr. LeCates

COOPERSTOWN – Dr. William LeCates, Bassett Hospital medical director, has taken on the additional title of vice president of medical affairs, President & CEO Vance Brown announced today.

In his new role, LeCates will oversee the Care Management & Clinical Excellence program, including “quality management, clinical effectiveness, infection control, risk management, accreditation and regulatory readiness,” Brown said.

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