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Bassett Healthcare Network Graduates Six in the Largest Rural-Based Nurse Practitioner Residency Program on the East Coast

Written By Editor on 9/26/23 | 9/26/23

Cooperstown, NY - Six graduates from Bassett’s Healthcare Network’s post-graduate family nurse practitioner residency program crossed the stage at commencement recently at the Otesaga Resort and Hotel in Cooperstown.


Bassett’s post-graduate family nurse practitioner residency program is a rural-based, 12-month, full-time employment opportunity that provides an integrative training platform for new post-graduate nurse practitioners. Developed by Dr. Gregory Rys, DNP, FNP, Program Director, residents serve their year-long residencies with mentorships in family medicine across Bassett Healthcare Network. Residents also complete rotations in specialty disciplines, inpatient services, and participate in classroom didactics as part of program requirements. It is the largest rural-based nurse practitioner residency program on the east coast. 


“I am proud that Bassett Healthcare Network is pioneering a continuing academic program that both embraces our century-long commitment to medical education and gives unmatched opportunities to rising clinicians,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “In the three years this program has been in existence, of the 18 nurse practitioners who have completed residencies, 10 have chosen to continue their careers at Bassett. We are thrilled to welcome two new residency graduates who have accepted positions at Bassett – one at Cobleskill Primary Care, and one at Bassett Cancer Institute working in Hematology/Oncology.”


The program’s goal is twofold – to help improve health outcomes and access for patients in rural areas, and to provide new clinicians with unique practicum experiences after completing their graduate coursework. In underserved rural settings – like the area Bassett serves – these clinical rotations offer new graduates an invaluable foundation of knowledge at the beginning of their careers.


“This program provides participants with a wonderful platform to increase practice readiness of RN graduates entering the healthcare delivery system, immediately following acquisition of their MSN (NP)/DNP degrees and certifications,” said Dr. Rys. “This year’s class demonstrated an exceptional level of dedication. We thank them for their commitment and wish them all the best on the next phase of their careers.”


“All of you represent the future of medicine, and I am hopeful that this program has helped increase your overall confidence in working in underserved rural community settings,” said Henry Knoop IV, PA-C, MHA, Chief Advanced Practice Officer and Associate Chief Clinical Officer, said in his keynote remarks at the ceremony. “Your contributions will make an invaluable impact on a countless number of lives. I applaud you all for choosing to dedicate your lives to caring for others.”


Information about Bassett’s post-graduate family nurse practitioner residency program can be found here.


Graduates from the class of 2023 are:


Joel Evans, FNP-BC

Accepted a family nurse practitioner position at Bassett Healthcare Network’s Cobleskill Primary Care


Alyson Felt, FNP-BB

Accepted a family nurse practitioner position at Community Health Center of The North Country


Michelle Gordon, FNP-BC

Accepted a family nurse practitioner position at Adelante Healthcare Peoria in Peoria, Arizona


Hailey Ryan, FNP-BC

Accepted a family nurse practitioner position at Bassett Healthcare Network in Hematology/Oncology


Nichole Shene, FNP-BC

Post-Graduate Position: TBD


Drenell Yarde, FNP-BC

Post-Graduate Position: TBD


More information about Bassett’s post-graduate family nurse practitioner residency program can be found here.

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Dr. Anush Patel, Bassett's Chief of Hematology-Oncology, Honored with Laureate Award by New York Chapter of American College of Physicians

Cooperstown, NY – Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that Anush Patel, MD, FAACO, has received the prestigious Laureate Award from the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP). The award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, and service to their community, their chapter, and the ACP.

“Being a proud member of the ACP since 2006, I am keenly aware of the fine work being done by the 12,000 internal medicine physicians that comprise the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians,” said Dr. Patel. “It means a lot to be recognized with this incredible distinction, as I know my fellow members and colleagues are working equally hard to advance the specialty of Internal Medicine and improve patient care in New York State. I am incredibly honored and humbled.” 

"Congratulations to Dr. Patel on this well-deserved honor. You are a fine example of what it means to work tirelessly on behalf of the patients you serve and make certain that every effort is regularly taken to improve patient care in our region and beyond,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network.

Dr. Patel is Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Bassett Medical Center. He is also Director of Bassett’s Anticoagulation Clinic and Director of Bassett’s Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening Program. Dr. Patel also serves as Co-Chair for both Bassett’s Retention and Engagement Committee and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He is the past President of Bassett’s Medical Staff.

“The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the specialty of Internal Medicine in New York State through education, advocacy, and quality improvement,” states the organization’s website. “The American College of Physicians is the largest national medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 154,000 includes internal medicine physicians, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows.”

More information about the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians can be found here.

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Audubon to Host Open House at Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch on Oct. 7 from 10am-2pm

By: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

For more information contact: Susan O'Handley, Publicity Chairperson, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 643-5680;


[Oneonta, NY- REGIONAL]

On Saturday, October 7 from10a.m. to 2 p.m., the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host an open house at the DOAS Sanctuary and Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch in Oneonta. The event is free and open to the public.

The address of the Sanctuary is Grange Hall Spur Road, Oneonta; directions may be found at .


At 10 a.m., a Franklin Mountain hawk counter will conduct a workshop on how to identify flying hawks. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a guided trailwalk around the Sanctuary , ending at the Hawkwatch. In the afternoon, starting at 12:30pm, we host Deborah Saltis of Falcon Heart Rescue in Herkimer, NY for a live birds of prey program.

A variety of complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered throughout the day.

Raffle items for the upcoming October 20 Charter Dinner will be on display, and raffle tickets will be available to purchase. Bird-friendly coffee will also be available for sale.


Deborah Saltis is the Founder of Falcon Heart Rescue, Inc., a non-profit wildlife rescue and educational facility in Herkimer NY. She and Matt Perry are Co-founders of the Utica Peregrine Falcon Project, which is the spark that started the rehab/educator fire in her life.


Deb went from being a non-believer of falcons nesting in downtown Utica, to a wildlife rehabilitator and educator. The knowledge she has gained from 1000’s of hours observing and interacting with the falcons has made her a near expert in falcon behavior.

Soon after starting the project, it became apparent that a closer rehabber was needed to deal with injured young falcons – the nearest one was over an hour away. Many hours of training, testing, building, learning, and licensing went into what is now a facility that rehabs many birds each year and is home to 9 educational birds as well.

Even though releasing a bird back to the wild is a thrilling event, education has been the focus and the most rewarding part of her journey thus far. “...Never stop learning.”

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DELHI - The SUNY Delhi Fall Deep Water Aerobics second session will run from  

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 through Tuesday, December 5, 2023 on Tuesdays, and Thursdays in the Kunsela Hall pool from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  All registration forms must be received by the first day of class. Participants will not be allowed in the water without submitting a registration. There will be a charge of $50 per person for 12 sessions or $10 per person, per session. The class will be free to current SUNY Delhi students who sign up ahead of time. Please make checks payable to SUNY Delhi Swimming Pool, questions call John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263. Please check in your vehicles at University Police to get a free parking pass for the semester.   

For register forms and more information go to “” or Bronco Connect. 

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DELHI, NY - The SUNY Delhi Water Aerobics Class Session 3 will run from Wednesday, November 6, 2023 through Friday, December 6, 2023 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kunsela Hall pool from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.   All registration forms must be received by the first day of class. Participants will not be allowed in the water without submitting a registration. There will be a charge of $50 per person for 12 sessions or $10 per person, per session. The class is free to current SUNY Delhi students, who register ahead of time. Please make checks payable to SUNY Delhi Swimming Pool, questions call John Kolodziej at 607-746-4263. For more information go to Athletic Web Site “” and or Bronco Connect. 

Please let me know if you have any questions  

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Warriors in Motion Hiking Concludes WIM Summer Programming on Mountain High Note

WINDHAM, N.Y. – The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) hosted its eighth and final Warriors in Motion® (WIM) summer program this week, as it welcomed seven wounded veterans to Windham for three days of hiking in the Northern Catskill Mountains from September 19-21.


“Hiking up here, I loved it,” United States Army veteran Ryan Pearson shared after his experience this week. “This program is creating more of an outlet for me than I used to be able to do. It gives me the encouragement to keep moving, keep doing things and to keep coming back.”


The seven warriors arrived at the Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center on Tuesday afternoon, where they met with the ASF staff and volunteers and were greeted to lunch. After their meal, program manager Tony Vasile went over the basics of hiking, including the Leave No Trace guidelines that help hikers understand how to preserve nature. The WIM participants then entered the ASF shuttle bus and headed to West Kill, N.Y. to hike up to Diamond Notch Falls. Tuesday’s hike was a nice warm up, as the veterans trekked 1.5 miles to the falls and back in the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness. When the group returned to Windham, they then checked into their hotels and relaxed for a bit before enjoying a catered dinner at the ASF lodge.


Wednesday’s hike took the warriors and volunteers to nearby Haines Falls, N.Y. where they trekked up to Inspiration Point on the Escarpment Trail. The hikers saw Kaaterskill Falls, Layman’s Monument and enjoyed the late summer/early autumn changes in nature. They eventually reached the beautiful viewing point and rested to enjoy lunch looking across Kaaterskill Clove toward Kaaterskill High Peak and Hunter Mountain in the distance. After a brief meditation period, the WIM group ventured back down the mountain and returned to the shuttle bus, completing the 3.5-mile hike. Before heading back to Windham, the group stopped at Stewart’s Shops for ice cream and milkshakes. Once back in their hotels, some warriors rested while others walked the Windham Path before returning to the ASF lodge for another dinner. 


The warriors spent Thursday morning in Prattsville hiking up to Pratt Rock, which features some of the most spectacular views in the area as well as intricate stone carvings along the trail that depict the life of Zadock Pratt, the town’s founder. 


“The best part of all of this is seeing new people, seeing some of the regulars and hanging out with the staff,” Pearson said. “It’s just a lot of fun.”


The ASF’s Warriors in Motion program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. All WIM programs are goal-oriented and empower the warrior to take charge of their own fitness and wellness.


This was the final WIM event of the summer season. The next time the ASF will welcome its Warriors in Motion will be for the Bob Stubbs Warriors in Motion Winter Sports Weekend, occurring February 1-4, where the warriors will be able to invite their families with them to learn how to ski and snowboard. 


Warriors in Motion is funded by donations that were generously given to the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Thanks to these donations, the Adaptive Sports Foundation can provide participants with equipment, water bottles, all meals, snacks, water, sports drinks, sunscreen, bug spray and ponchos (if necessary).


If you’d like to donate to the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion program, or any of the other programs the ASF has to offer, visit

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Albany State Men’s Cross Country Team to be Inducted on their 50th Anniversary

Written By Editor on 9/19/23 | 9/19/23

Seven Local Team Members to be Recognized

Fifty years after the 1973 Albany State Men’s Cross Country Team cemented its place in history by placing second at the NCAA Division III National Championships, the team, including four Capital District natives, has been selected to join the UAlbany Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023. 

Led by legendary program founder and UAlbany Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010 member Robert Keith “R.K.” Munsey, the 1973 Cross Country Team roster included: 

Chris Burns, Albany NY (St. John the Baptist HS, West Islip NY)

Carlo Cherubino, Latham NY, (Cardinal McCloskey HS, Albany NY) UA Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 1987

Nick DeMarco, Glenmont NY (Voorheesville HS, NY)

Herb Hasan, Buffalo NY (Bennett HS, Buffalo, NY)

John Koch, Saratoga Springs NY, (St. John the Baptist HS, West Islip NY)

Vincent Reda, Voorheesville NY (Yorktown Heights HS, NY) UA Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 1989

James Shrader, team co-captain, Utica NY (Middleburgh HS, NY) UA Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 1988

William Sorel, team co-captain, Voorheesville NY (Cardinal McCloskey HS, Albany NY)

Curt Woodcock, Johnstown NY, (Newfane Central HS, Lockport NY)

During their 1973 season, this Men’s Cross Country Team achieved an 11-3 record, a then-program win record. The three losses came at the hands of Division I opponents. These Danes also won the Upstate NY Championship, the SUNY Conference Championship, and, two days after the stellar finish at the NCAA Championship meet, recorded a program-best 5th place at the IC4A Championship meet in NYC.

“It’s hard to believe it was 50 years ago,” said Bill Sorel, team co-captain and graduate of the former Cardinal McCloskey High School in Albany. “We were a very good team that peaked at the right time. I haven’t heard from some of these guys since ‘73. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that seven of us are living in the Capital Region.”

Middleburgh high school star Jim Shrader, co-captain of the Albany State team, finished third to lead the Great Danes to their second-place NCAA finish and earned him All-American status.

Carlo Cherubino, also a Cardinal McCloskey alumnus, recalled what made this team special. “Although we worked very hard, we had a lot of fun. I enjoyed going to practice every day.” 

“I’m so excited and proud that our 1973 cross-country team is being inducted into the Hall of Fame,” said Voorheesville HS grad Nick DeMarco. “We were a talented, deep, and resilient team.”

“These inductees have competed at the highest level and embody the best characteristics of what it means to be a Great Dane student-athlete,” said UAlbany Director of Athletics Mark Benson. 

The Class of 2023 is the 35th to be inducted into the UAlbany Athletics Hall of Fame, which has now enshrined a total of 156 members.  The enshrinement ceremony for the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 will take place on September 29 at 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza-Desmond Hotel in Albany and is open to the public.

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Public Service Announcement: Free Cancer Screenings at the Big Squeeze '23 in Fly Creek on September 30

Bassett Healthcare Network and the Cancer Services Program of the Central Region are pleased to announce the following event:

What: No cost cancer screenings. 

WhereThe Big Squeeze '23 
             Fly Creek Cider Mill
             288 Goose Street 
             Fly Creek, NY 13337 

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

How to Sign Up: Call 1-888-345-0225 to schedule an appointment and to find out whether you or someone you know qualifies for free cancer screenings.

Other Details: Free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests, and HPV tests are available to eligible uninsured and underinsured individuals 40 and older. Insurance is billed for those with insurance. Free colon cancer screening take-home kits are available for eligible uninsured and underinsured individuals age 45+ and can be sent by mail. 

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Money Considerations for Solo Households

Written By Editor on 9/18/23 | 9/18/23

More than a quarter of U.S. households meet the definition of “one-person” households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Living alone and having sole responsibility over your household bills can be an advantage: there’s no need to compromise on priorities. Yet against the backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates, managing life’s expenses on one income can come with challenges. 

If you live alone, here are key considerations to help you balance funding your short- and long-term financial goals: 

#1 – Be prepared for the “single tax” burden

Your basic living costs – food, shelter, utilities, transportation, and taxes – are your sole responsibility instead of being split with a partner or friend. Economists call this extra economic burden the “single tax.” In addition for paying more for the basics, single people have to account for losing their total income if they are laid off from a job or facing a prolonged illness. The loss of a job may also mean the loss of health and disability insurance benefits. If this is the case, take action right away to ensure you don’t experience a lapse in coverage. 

#2 – Be cautious about sharing expenses

If you plan to save by splitting some costs with others make sure the rules of how usage and payments are clear and agreed to by all. Such arrangements carry risks for a relationship. Cost-sharing is a great budgeting tool, but good communication is vital for a positive outcome.

#3 – Recognize the importance of a fallback fund

It’s always smart to have money set aside for a rainy day – an emergency expense that suddenly arises, or an opportunity that requires extra money outside of your available monthly budget. A good rule of thumb is to park three-to-six months' worth of living expenses in an account with easy access to cash to cover such expenses. If you work independently or your job is subject to layoffs, it may be wise to set aside six-to-nine months’ worth of living expenses to be prepared for any extended downtime from work.

#4 – Don’t overlook your long-term goals

With the challenges of meeting day-to-day expenses, it’s easy to put future plans on the back burner. But you should try to set aside a portion of your income in a retirement plan. Start with a small percentage, then try to work it up to 10% or more. Take full advantage of your workplace retirement plan, particularly if your employer matches your contributions. Also consider contributions to a Roth IRA, which offers the potential for tax-free withdrawals in retirement. 

Work with your advisor

Depending on your circumstances, your financial stability can be more tenuous and challenging if you live alone. A financial advisor can be a helpful partner, offering guidance and lending an ear as you discuss your key concerns and goals.

 U.S. Census Bureau, “Home Alone: More Than A Quarter of All Households Have One Person,” June 8, 2023.

Michael D. Lanuto, CRPC®, AWMA® is a Financial Advisor with S.M. Miller & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Albany, NY.  He specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 8 years. To contact him: 518-949-2039; 4 Atrium Drive, Ste 200, Albany, NY, 12205;; 


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Please take notice that the Windham Fire District of the town of Windham County of Greene, New York, will hold a special meeting on Monday September 21st at 12 o’clock p.m. at Shaw Realty 5359 Main Street, Windham NY.  All meetings of the Windham Fire District are open to the public.

This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York.

By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Windham Fire District.

_Sandra Allen_________


                                                                              Windham Fire District

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ASF Wraps Up Summer Skateboard Program

WINDHAM — The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) hosted its fourth and final scheduled Adaptive Skateboard Camp of the summer on Saturday at the Tannersville Skatepark at Rip Van Winkle Lake Park. 


Professional Skateboarder Johnny O’Connor, a Windham native, led the team of skateboard coaches the ASF brought in to help teach individuals with disabilities how to skateboard. He has been the head skateboard coach for ASF since the first skateboard camp in 2021.


“As we continue to grow the program and see the students’ progress, my experience teaching keeps getting better and better,” O’Connor said. “Seeing the students return and take initiative by grabbing their boards and skating, that shows that we’ve accomplished something. We’ve all become a group of friends that help each other and support each other. It’s a great community to be a part of.”


The ASF began its Summer Adaptive Skateboard Program three years ago when ASF student Zachary Elder suggested the organization add skateboarding to its list of outdoor activities. The ASF challenged Zachary to find other students and volunteers that would be interested in participating in such a program. A couple of weeks later, Zachary came back with a list of students and volunteers and the rest is history.


“I wanted ASF to have a skateboarding program because I saw it in the summer olympics and I thought ‘if skateboarding is in the Olympics, then why not bring it to the Adaptive Sports Foundation?’,” Elder said. “The program has grown a lot in the last couple of years. We’re bringing in more people with disabilities and more pro-level instructors to give the students an opportunity to learn how to skate for the first time.”


The ASF hosted four Adaptive Skateboard Camps throughout the summer of 2023, and 13 different students participated in at least one camp.


I’m looking forward to continuing the program and watching it grow,” O’Connor said with a smile. “We have the volunteers and we can handle more students. I’m sure there are people out there who aren’t too far away that would love to be a part of this. We’d be glad to have them join us.”


The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. If you’d like to help support the ASF’s mission of “empowering lives through adaptive sports”, visit

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Bassett CARES (Career Advancement and Retention Experience for Students) Launches Major Workforce Partnership with Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta

Written By Editor on 9/13/23 | 9/13/23

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Oneonta, N.Y. – Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College, and SUNY Oneonta gathered on September 13 to inaugurate a groundbreaking workforce development partnership aimed at retaining new graduates in the region and addressing critical workforce shortages across Bassett’s network. The signing ceremony took place at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.


Bassett CARES stands for Bassett Career Advancement and Retention Experience for Students. Annually, up to 50 recent graduates of Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta who graduate with a bachelor’s degree or greater and work in a full-time role at Bassett Healthcare Network can qualify for a loan re-payment stipend while embarking on a career in healthcare. Bassett CARES is open to graduates from all disciplines, not only healthcare programs.


The program aims to support and retain recent graduates with a loan repayment stipend for service worked. Program participants may earn up to $25,000 in loan repayment stipends. For every six months worked in a full-time role, participants will receive $5,000 as a loan repayment stipend.


Working closely with Bassett, the program will expose current SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College students to various career pathways in healthcare through internships, professional development seminars, and additional educational opportunities.


Educational partners will offer free or subsidized on-campus housing in the summer for matriculated students who are working for Bassett Healthcare Network during the summer months. SUNY Oneonta also plans to provide bridge housing for recent graduates for the summer directly following their graduation to ease the transition to professional life at Bassett.


“It’s a privilege to be here today with our colleagues from SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College to inaugurate a program that will profoundly influence healthcare in our region,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “At Bassett, our mission is to improve the health of our patients and the well-being of our communities. Building this partnership with SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College to support pathways to careers in healthcare at Bassett is a giant step in our commitment to caring for people who reside in our Central New York region and beyond.”


“Bassett CARES embodies the spirit of collaboration, recognizing that together, we can make a transformative impact on our region,” said Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg. “Through the partnership, our students will gain exposure to the many different career opportunities in healthcare, from direct patient care to administrative roles, and help them choose a path that is both rewarding and fulfilling.


“Bassett CARES is a testament to the ideal that strong partnerships between anchor institutions are a solution to addressing critical workforce needs,” said SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle. “Partnerships like this not only address workforce shortages but create an educational ecosystem that provides students with valuable educational and career opportunities.”

Also in attendance were Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C-Schenevus) and Assemblyman Brian Miller (R/C – New Hartford) along with executive leaders from Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College, and SUNY Oneonta.


“As New York continues to lose population to other states it is critical that we implement inventive strategies to keep our best resource – our people – from moving away,” said Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C-Schenevus). “Bassett CARES will help restock our healthcare workforce while ensuring that the highly skilled students graduating from Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta are here to stay with an excellent career path to follow. This is another example of what can be done when local stakeholders work together and will certainly translate to lasting benefits for our region. My congratulations to Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network along with our always forward-thinking college leaders, SUNY Oneonta President Dr. Alberto Cardelle and Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg and their teams for spearheading this innovative program.”

“This innovative partnership between Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta is forging an example that will reshape healthcare in the Basset Network,” said Assemblyman Brian Miller. “The community as a whole will benefit from the public and private educational institutions working together with a premier healthcare institution, and also provide a cohesive affordable pathway for students to enter the workforce. I applaud all three institutions for this collaborative agreement that will directly help to address a critical healthcare workforce crisis for the betterment of all.”

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