COOPERSTOWN – As it has in Oneonta and Herkimer, Bassett Hospital plans ot open a Cooperstown Convenient Care unit Thursday, Jan. 3, on the first floor of the Clinic Building at Atwell Road and River Street.
“The community asked for a convenient care location closer to home, so this is an expansion of what we already have in place,” says Dr. Mark Winther, chief of Emergency & Trauma Services.
“Care at the Cooperstown location will be available after-hours during the week and on weekends when primary care practitioners are not available,” he said.
COOPERSTOWN – On Nov. 2, State Police Lt. Michael Garrett responded to a call for help at the Richfield Springs post office, where a 70-year-old woman had collapsed and was in cardiac arrest.
“When the call came in and I heard the age of the victim, it was about the same age as my mother, and I hoped to be able to help in some way,” said Garrett. “I arrived on the scene with another trooper and my training kicked in.
ONEONTA – The school-bus monitor in the crash with a pickup truck Monday afternoon, Alana Correale, is being released from Bassett Hospital today as a result of injuries she sustained, according to her husband, Anthony.
Earlier reports that only minor injuries were sustained are inaccurate, he said.
Mrs. Correale suffered a fractured clavicle, a fractured T1 vertebrae and head trauma, he said.
BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual benefit for Greater Oneonta Historical Society features hundreds of items up for live, silent, bucket auctions. Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auction will be auctioneer. Quality Inn, 141 Courtyard Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm
COOPERSTOWN – A memorial service will be offered for Helen “Pat” Roberts, a long-time Bassett Hospital R.N., at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cooperstown Methodist Church. A coffee hour will follow.
She died April 12, 2018, at Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Endicott. She was 93.
THEATER – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling the story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
TEDX ONEONTA – 6 – 9 p.m. Locally organized evening of lectures on topics from exercise, genocide, happiness, child rearing in the digital age, the opiod epidemic, more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. www.tedxoneonta.com
LECTURE – 6 p.m. Learn about “Xenophobia and silent racism in Europe: Its impact on migrants and refugees and their human rights” with Dr. Alessandra Viviani, University of Siena, Italy. In particular she address impact on human rights of migrant, refugee children in school. Free, open to public. Waterfront Room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3183 or visit bulletin.oneonta.edu/2018/08/28/lawyer-human-rights-activist-to-speak-at-hunt-union/
GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Learn tips & tricks to prepare your garden for the cold season ahead with Tony Antes, Director of Federated Garden Clubs of NY, District VI. Oneonta Federated Garden Club, St. James Episcopal Church 305 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit oneontagardenclub.com
COOPERSTOWN – Five local libraries and Better World Books (BWB), with a grant from the Four County Library System, will provide the parents of 1,000 babies born at Bassett Hospital with their new baby’s first book and a hand-sewn tote to carry it home in.
Barbara Potter, who works at Kinney Memorial Library in Hartwick, pulled the project together. She pooled funds from the Springfield, Cherry Valley, Huntington (Oneonta), Cooperstown (Friends of the Library) and Kinney libraries to buy material to make the totes and reached out to BWB. When BWB learned of the initiative, it offered to donate all 1,000 books.
HARTWICK – Douglas W. Robertson, Sr., 67, an X-ray technician at Bassett Hospital for three decades, died Saturday evening, May 26, 2018, at his home on East Hill.
The third of five children, he was born Feb. 13, 19511, in Herkimer, the son of Donald C. and Eleanor (Landfried) Robertson. Although he was raised and attended school in Herkimer, he spent most days in Cooperstown or at his family’s camp on Otsego Lake.
Following high school, where Doug was an outstanding competitive swimmer, he attended the SUNY Oswego on a swimming scholarship.
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.
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.