Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health care system that provides care and services to people living in an eight county region covering 5600 square miles in upstate New York. The organization includes six corporately affiliated hospitals, as well as skilled nursing facilities, health centers and health partners in related fields.
Bassett Medical Center, the foundation of the network, is an acute care inpatient teaching facility in Cooperstown, New York. Providing a wide range of specialty care, the medical center offers postgraduate residency training programs in Medicine and Surgery and maintains a strong academic program through its affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, an affiliation highlighted by the establishment, in 2009, of a Columbia medical school campus at Bassett.
The Bassett Physician Group is comprised of a full-time, salaried staff numbering over 400 physicians and other advance practice clinicians in a multi-specialty group practice. The Bassett Physician Group provides primary and specialty care at the Bassett Clinic and staffs Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Through the Bassett Regional Network, Bassett physicians and other health professionals provide preventive, primary, urgent and specialty outpatient care at 26 rural health clinics and 18 school-based health centers throughout an eight county region. Ambulatory patient visits for the system approach 700,000 annually.
The Bassett Research Institute located in Cooperstown and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health conduct research in basic and clinical science, population and public health studies.
Acute inpatient care is provided at affiliated hospitals: O'Connor Hospital in Delhi, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, and A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta. A fifth affiliate, Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney, provides 24/7 emergency care as well as lab and radiology services. Skilled nursing care, adult day care and rehabilitation services are provided by Valley Health Services in Herkimer and the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta. Regional health partners include At Home Care, Inc., which meets the health needs of patients who receive care in their home, and First Community Care of Bassett which provides home care equipment and supplies. The Friends of Bassett is a separate 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization charged with securing, acknowledging and stewarding charitable gifts for the Bassett Healthcare Network.