Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bassett, Fox finalize affiliation

The Central NY Business Journal reported that the boards of Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown and A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta signed the paperwork necessary to finalize an affiliation between the two institutions.

The decision approving Fox as a Bassett affiliate is effective Jan. 1, making Fox the fifth hospital in Bassett's eight-county service region to become part of the Bassett Healthcare network.
Bassett will provide management and medical services to A.O. Fox Hospital. John Remillard, current CEO of Fox, will continue in that role and become a member of the senior management team at Bassett.

Fox physicians remain as they are now, either employed by Fox or independent practitioners who have privileges at Fox. Current hospital staff will be Fox employees.

Established in 1900, Fox is a 100-bed community hospital in Oneonta. It also provides long-term care at a 131-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Fox's annual operating budget is $84 million, with 86 medical staff members and 950 total employees.

Bassett Healthcare is a network of practitioners, hospitals, and health centers in eight counties that employs over 3,000 people and covers 5,000 square miles in upstate New York.

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