Bassett Network Announces Appointment of Executives
COOPERSTOWN—Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and chief executive officer of Bassett Healthcare Network, has announced the appointment of Staci Thompson, MHA, FACMPE, as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and Jeffrey Morgan, MBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, as senior vice president, chief financial officer of Bassett Healthcare Network. Morgan began his tenure on May 8. Thompson’s position is effective May 22.
“Staci and Jeff will be remarkable additions to Bassett,” said Dr. Ibrahim. “They are both highly accomplished leaders in healthcare administration, each bringing critical areas of expertise to our health system. As Bassett continues its journey as a national leader in rural health, Staci and Jeff’s knowledge, energy, and collective visions will help propel our organization forward at a time when innovation, creativity, and commitment to serving rural communities is pivotal.”
Thompson arrives at Bassett from The Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania, where she has held progressive leadership positions for more than 27 years. Since 2013, she has served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Guthrie Medical Group. She also served, concurrently, from 2019 to 2021 as executive vice president of The Guthrie Clinic’s Performance Improvement Office. Prior to these assignments, Thompson held vice president positions at the system level, in medical group operations, and for The Guthrie Clinic’s oncology service line.
As executive vice president, chief operating officer, Thompson will oversee the operations of Bassett Healthcare Network. This includes executive leadership of all hospital operations, including direct leadership of Bassett Medical Center and A.O. Fox Hospital, providing an important administrative presence at each of these facilities. She will also provide oversight of Bassett’s Critical Access Hospital division leadership teams and operations at Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, and O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.
Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Pennsylvania State University. She has also served as a board member for United Way, Guthrie Federal Credit Union and Guthrie’s Emergency Operations Center.
Jeff Morgan joins Bassett as chief financial officer after serving as interim CFO since March of this year. Prior to arriving at Bassett in March, Morgan had been serving as interim regional chief financial officer for PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Washington.
He has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare executive level leadership and finance, including as treasurer and chief financial officer at Finger Lakes Regional Health System in Geneva, New York, and as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Brooks-TLC Hospital System in Dunkirk, New York.
Morgan attained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, where he specialized in accounting. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami with a certificate in healthcare administration.
Morgan is a certified public accountant and a Fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is a 1990 graduate of Westerly High School in Westerly, Rhode Island.
Congratulations to both folks. May you be successful in your new roles!