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E. Donnall Thomas Prize Awarded To Liver Researcher From Thailand

E. Donnall Thomas Prize Awarded

To Liver Researcher From Thailand

Karn Wijarnpreecha, MD, accepts the 2018 E. Donnall Thomas Research Day Outstanding Research Presentation Award from Anne M. Gadomski,  director, Research Institute.

COOPERSTOWN – Dr. Karn Wijarnpreecha, who is researching liver disease, has been awarded the E. Donnall Thomas Outstanding Research Day Presentation Award, named in honor the former Bassett physician who won the Nobel Prize.

Wijarnpreecha, who is completing his medical training at Bassett, is investigating possible links between nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease, scarring of the liver and low muscle mass, and whether any link is consistent across ethnicities.  If so, “interventions to strengthen muscle mass may reduce the burden of NAFLD and advanced fibrosis,” the researcher said.

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Dr. DeLong Poised To Lead National Physicians’ Society

Dr. DeLong Poised To Lead

National Physicians’ Society

Douglas M. DeLong

COOPERSTOWN – Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP, chief of internal medicine at Bassett Hospital, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body of the College.

A resident of Cherry Valley, Dr. DeLong is also an associate clinical professor of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

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Head-On Collision Blocks Rt. 166

Head-On Collision

Blocks Route 166

Both Drivers Transported To Bassett

Cooperstown Fireman Brian Murphy helps to clean up the remnants of one of the totaled cars involved in a crash this morning on rt. 166 in Middlefield. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD – Two vehicles collided head-on this morning on Route 166 and Cornish Hill Road, sending both drivers to Bassett Hospital, according to Sheriff’s Deputy James Mateunas.

When the emergency call was placed at 9:11 a.m., Cooperstown firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded.

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Dr. Bruce Harris, 79, Springfield; Neurosurgeon, Farmer, Musician
IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Bruce Harris, 79, Springfield;

Neurosurgeon, Farmer, Musician

Dr. Bruce S. Harris

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Dr. Bruce S. Harris, physician, farmer and musician, died on March 31, 2018, at home, where he had been cared for by hospice and his family. The cause of death was metastatic prostate cancer.

His death brought closure to a life of professionalism and service, of cultivation and propagation of a love of the arts, most especially music, and of commitment to a way of life that was simultaneously private and outward-facing.

Many who knew him thought of him as a Renaissance man. He was active in a public sphere – in concerts, in opera, in the organization of bringing extraordinary levels of musical activity to the community – and he cultivated his own garden, in a literal sense.

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VANCE BROWN LEAVES BASSETT

VANCE BROWN

LEAVES BASSETT

Streck Returns In Interim Role;

His Focus, ‘Leadership Strategy’

Dr. Bill Streck, left, and his successor, Dr. Vance Brown, on their transition in 2014.

COOPERSTOWN – Vance M. Brown, president/CEO of the Bassett Healthcare Network for almost four years, has decided to step down, effective April 20, it was announced today.

Former president/CEO Bill Streck, chief medical and health systems innovation officer at the Hospital Association of New York State (HASNY) since retiring from Bassett, will return to the organization in an interim role, the announcement said.

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$8M Scriven Grant Aims To Upgrade Patient Care

$8M Scriven Grant Aims

To Upgrade Patient Care

Bassett To Buy Instruments, Equipment, More

COOPERSTOWN – Bassett Hospital today announced it has received an $8 million grant from the Scriven Foundation to upgrade patient-care equipment.

The money will buy surgical instruments, patient-monitoring and lab equipment, and patient exam tables, among other purchases.

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Bassett Nurse Arrested For Unlawful Surveillance

Bassett Nurse Arrested

For Unlawful Surveillance

Anderson Lee

COOPERSTOWN – A Bassett Hospital employee was arrested and charged with 12 counts of unlawful surveillance for allegedly installing a camera in a private, employees-only area of the facility.

Police said Anderson W. Lee, 27, a registered nurse, installed an camera and recorded videos of fellow employees in a private area between Jan. 21 and 22.

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Isabella Marjorie Fancher Is First Bassett Baby of 2018

Isabella Marjorie Fancher

First Bassett Baby of 2018

Isabella Marjorie Fancher, shown here with mom, Marcy Pullman and dad, James Fancher, of Cobleskill, is the first baby of 2018, born 1:21 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bassett Hospital. Isabella, who was due Jan. 2, shares her birthday with her 92-year-old great-grandmother, also named Marjorie.
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Emily W. Thorn, 96; Worked At Cooperstown Academy, CCS

IN MEMORIAM: Emily W. Thorn, 96;

Worked At Cooperstown Academy, CCS

Emily W. Thorn

HARTWICK – Emily Weir Thorn, 96, a Native Daughter of Cooperstown who worked at Cooperstown Central School and Bassett Hospital, passed away Wednesday night, Dec. 20, 2017, at Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Otsego.

She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Adams to Bower F. and Clara (Cleaver) Weir. When Emily was only 2-years-old her mom died of tuberculosis.

In 1925, the family moved to Fly Creek, where Emily attended a one-room country school. She later attended school in Cooperstown, and graduated with the Class of 1939.

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