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December 28, 2009

My Turn: Bassett and Fox's new task is to adapt

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All of these initiatives will result in fewer hospital admissions and more complete, integrated services to patients outside of hospitals.

So, for Bassett and Fox the task for the future is to adapt to these changes and to craft a system that meets patient needs and is financially viable.

It is a good thing we are starting now because this is going to be difficult work. Fortunately, Bassett is viewed as the type of system that is well-prepared to take advantage of the momentous changes that will occur in the next few years.

The Bassett Healthcare Network is much stronger because of it current affiliates _ O'Connor Hospital, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, Tri-Town Regional Hospital and Valley Health Services.

The network will be stronger still with the welcome addition of an institution like Fox, which brings a rich history of quality care and community service to our shared enterprise.

Dr. William Streck can be reached at william.streck@bassett.org.

To write for "My turn," contact Daily Star Publisher Tanya Shalor at tshalor@thedailystar.com or 432-1000, ext. 214.

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