Bassett, YMCA Announce Collaboration
ONEONTA—A.O. Fox Hospital and Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that they have begun conversations with the Oneonta Family YMCA to explore a potential collaboration at FoxCare Fitness.
“Since the recent announcement that our health system will no longer continue operating a membership-based public fitness facility at the FoxCare Center, I have heard from many of you about how important this facility is to you and the community,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and chief executive officer of Bassett Healthcare Network. “I am excited about this opportunity to work together with the YMCA and explore the possibility of sustaining some level of public availability to the wonderful facility at FoxCare Fitness.”
At this time, the two organizations are in the early stages of exploring opportunities to align their respective strengths and expertise to collaborate on projects and initiatives, including at the FoxCare Fitness site, that benefit the community.
“Like Bassett Healthcare Network and A.O. Fox Hospital, the Oneonta Family YMCA has been serving the community here for over 100 years,” said Frank Russo, executive director of the Oneonta Family YMCA. “We are happy for this opportunity to discuss with Bassett how we might be able to work together to expand our services that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”
“One of Bassett’s foundational strategies is to build partnerships with organizations, like the YMCA, that share our mission of improving the health and wellness of our communities,” shared Ibrahim. “This enables us to focus on our core competency—providing high quality care to our patients.”
If you are sending 750 people from FCF to the YMCA it will not work .The Y is running a near capacity know. It he Y is going to take over FCF it may work.
I’d be interested in a membership this spring! I believe this can work, especially if costs aren’t prohibitive.
I’d be interested in a membership this spring! I believe this can work, especially if costs aren’t prohibitive.Can’t wait to hear more.
With their track record, am experiencing strong feelings of doubt and mistrust.
It’s about time! Why not have the Y coordinate the activity and pay some sort of rent to Bassett? Just a quick idea…
I’m hoping that there is a positive out come for our community , but also have doubts .