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.
Veteran Republican consultant Roger Stone, top photo, left, shares insights with, from right, Otsego County Republican chairman Vince Casale, Lynne Krogh and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. last evening at the annual county Republican Dinner at The Otesaga. Stone, who has recently published “The Making of The American President 2016,” said the Netflix movie based on the book has caused a spike in sales. Controversial dating back to his days as an operative for President Richard M. Nixon, as well as his friendship with President Trump, Stone’s appearance also stirred a protest across Lake Street from the resort hotel, led by Maguire Benton, president of the Otsego County Young Democrats, in photo at left. With him are Toni McGrath, right, and Anita Pratt, both of Delmar, where they belong to a “huddle,” a group seeking to apply lessons learned at the Women’s March in Washington in January. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Mary Joan “MJ” Kevlin, co-publisher of The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and www.AllOTSEGO.com for the past 11 years, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Bassett Hospital. She was 59, and had been struggling with cancer since October 2014.
MJ was born on April 19, 1958, in Endwell, to Joseph W. and Joan (Gaffney) Simmons, and was raised in Lafayette Hill, Pa. She graduated from La Salle University in 1979 and received a master’s in historic preservation planning from Cornell University in 1981.
As a planner for Jefferson County in Watertown, she met her future husband, Jim, who was an editor at The Watertown Daily Times. They married on June 25, 1983, at Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Before the doors even opened this morning, people were gathering outside the doors of the Clark in anticipation of the grand re-opening of the sports complex which had spent the two years undergoing extensive renovations. Above, Gunter Weldon, Cooperstown, gets a leg up from Adventure Staff member Steph Talaia-Murray on the rock-climbing wall during the grand re-opening of the Clark Sports Center this morning. Right: Staff member Peg Wilson, Dr. Rodman Carter and wife Imogene congratulate board chair Jane Forbes Clark on the state-of-the-art sports center. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Gordon L. Gray, 85, a 35-year manager of Bassett Hospital’s cafeteria, passed away Monday night, June 12, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 14, 1932, at home in the Town of Hartwick, a son of Walter F. and Ruth (Fassett) Gray.
‘Arts On Ice’ Activities In July, Not This Weekend
COOPERSTOWN – The “Arts On Ice” activities detailed on the AllOTSEGO.life section front in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and Freeman’s Journal will not happen this weekend, but in July.
Here is the link to the “Arts On Ice” gala:
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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.