2018-04-10 / News

Bassett Healthcare Announces Transition in Leadership

Chairman of the Bassett Healthcare Network Board of Directors Ralph H. Meyer, has announced that William F. Streck, M.D., will return to the organization to assume the role of president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bassett Healthcare Network. The announcement follows the decision by current Bassett Healthcare Network CEO Vance M. Brown, M.D., to step down effective April 20, in order to pursue opportunities outside of Bassett.

Streck served as Bassett’s President and CEO from 1984 to 2014. He then joined the Healthcare Association of New York State as Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer. In that capacity, he has worked for three years with hospitals and health systems across the state on emerging models of care, population health initiatives, risk management strategies, and physician relationships.

Upon his return to Bassett, Streck will also be tasked with developing a long-term leadership strategy for Bassett Healthcare Network. Last fall, as part of the corporate restructuring, William LeCates, M.D., was appointed acting president of Bassett Medical Center and will be president of Bassett Medical Center when the network CEO transition is completed.

Among the accomplishments during Brown’s time as CEO are the full integration of A.O. Fox Hospital and its practitioners into the network, adoption of a single electronic health record platform across the network, and the continued development of strategic relationships with health care partners such as Oneida Healthcare and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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