COOPERSTOWN – After a nationwide search, Dr. Kai Mebust, who had been filling the role on an interim basis, has been permanently appointed chief of the Bassett Hospital’s Department of Medicine. He succeeds Dr. Charles Hyman, who stepped down after 10 years.
“Kai’s experience and accomplishments as a clinician and as an administrator provide Bassett with the expertise required to provide overall physician leadership to the Bassett organization,” said Dr. Steven Heneghan, chief clinical officer.
COOPERSTOWN – Dr. Kai Mebust has been appointed Bassett Hospital’s associate chief of medicine as Dr. Charles L. Hyman prepares to move out his role as physician-in-chief at the end of the year.
“In this role, Kai will be initially oversee the in-patient services provided by the Department of Medicine,” Dr. Hyman said in an email circulated today. “He will also serve to help smooth the transition as I prepare to leave my role in January 2020.”